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Wood Choirs Win Record Nine Awards at Music Festival

Wood choirs with trophies

On May 20th, 109 Wood Intermediate choir members participated in the 2017 Music in the Parks music festival held in Gurnee, Illinois, with the morning festival held at Vernon Hills High. Wood registered six choirs that competed with over 600 musicians from 18 schools representing 11 Midwest states. Students celebrated at Six Flags Park in the afternoon, including with a late afternoon awards ceremony where Wood received a record nine awards: sixth-grade choir (Overall Best Elementary Choir and First Place in Class A); seventh-eighth grade mixed choir (Overall Best Junior High Choir and First Place in Class A); eighth grade choir (First Place Mixed Choir Class A); women’s choir (First Place Women’s Choir); men’s choir (First Place Men’s Choir); seventh-grade choir (Second Place Class A); and eighth-grader, Casey Scott, was recognized as Overall Outstanding Soloist out of all choir classes Elementary through High School.