|VWHS student selected to perform with the All-State Choir - Fri 02/07/2014 (by Mrs. Baer)|
James Defore has been selected to perform in Columbus, Ohio, Saturday, February 8th, as a member of the 2014 All-State Choir of the Ohio Music Education Association. Defore is a junior at Van Wert High School. He sings baritone in the choir and plays the trombone in the band. He is the son of Ron Defore and Jeanne Defore.
Approximately 100 of the best high school vocalists from across Ohio will participate in the All State Choir. They will perform at the OMEA State Convention at the Columbus Convention Center. The choir will be conducted by Karen Kennedy who is the Director of Choral Studies at the University of Miami.
Defore’s prior musical achievements include being selected three times for the OMEA District III Honors Choir. He has received superior ratings at OMEA solo and ensemble contests. He is a member the Voices of Unity Youth Choir in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is also very active in his church music activities as a member of the Choir, Handbell Choir and accompanist for the children’s choir. James can also be seen taking part in the drama productions at Van Wert High School.