Copper Hills High Madrigals Win Radio Station’s Chamber Choir Competition

Picture of CHHS MadrigalsIt was a holiday competition where the sweet sounds of high school madrigals filled the airwaves. BYU Broadcasting held its annual High School Chamber Choir Competition on KBYU FM Classical ’89. Copper Hills High competed with other schools by showing up at the radio station and recording three holiday numbers. The Madrigals were then allowed to choose the song they wanted to air on Classical ‘89 as part of the competition. The Copper Hills High Madrigals performed ‘O Magnum Mysterium,’ and after a panel of expert judges listened and then cast their votes along with an audience vote on the Classical ’89 Facebook page – the Copper Hills High madrigals were announced as the judges’ and audience favorite!

Winning the competition means the CHHS Madrigals will be invited back to BYU Broadcasting in the spring to do a full radio show called “Highway 89,” which features local musicians.

Congratulation CHHS Madrigals!

Columbia Elementary Faculty and Staff Help Feed Those in Need

Picture of food collectedIt was a labor of love for the Columbia Elementary School community. Faculty and staff at the school realized that some children and their families could use a little help going into the holiday season, so they organized a small food drive that turned into something pretty big. Employees collected enough food for parents to come and shop for items they needed while they were at school for parent/teacher conferences. The success of the food drive is a great example of how much Columbia cares and how much students and their families are loved.

Oquirrh Elementary Principal Finds Success in Effort to Provide Breakfast During Holiday Break For More Than 1,800 Students In Need

Picture of principal shopping for cerealWith the holiday break just over a week away, Oquirrh Elementary School Principal Shauna Worthington worried about the number of students in need who would have to go without breakfast or possibly lunch during their time off. So, she talked to her family and they decided on a unique fundraiser – one that would provide all 650 students at Oquirrh Elementary with enough cereal for one week while they were on the winter break from school.

Word quickly spread about the holiday breakfast fundraiser and before Principal Worthington knew it, hundreds of boxes of cereal were showing up at her doorstep, more Amazon deliveries of cereal than she could count. In just a few short weeks, Ms. Worthington had more than 1,800 boxes of cereal – enough to give to every single student at FOUR Title I elementary schools in Jordan District. And the cereal just keeps coming!

Wednesday night 200 volunteers came together to gift wrap the boxes of cereal, which will be given to students at the Title I schools next week before the start of winter break.

Congratulations to everyone involved in this wonderful work to keep children from going without over the holidays.

Bingham High is Fox 13’s Cool School

Bingham High School was on Fox 13’s Good Day Utah this morning with Big Budah as their ‘Cool School.’ We are proud of the BHS choir and orchestra for their fantastic performance on the show. Here is a little sample of the madrigals performances to get you in the holiday spirit.