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Roane State Community College’s Concert Choir won a silver award at an international choral festival in Malaga, Spain.
The choir traveled to Malaga, a seaport on the Andalusian coast of southern Spain, during spring break.
Under the direction of Brenda Luggie and accompanied by Geol Greenlee, the choir performed in the Canta en Primavera (Sing in Spring) festival.
“The group was the only ensemble from the U.S., and in their first international competition, scored silver (level 9), less than two points from the winner’s score,” Luggie said.
“Their success is not just a feather in their caps, but a memory they will cherish for the rest of their lives.”
The students — Kela Oberloh of Loudon; Amber Delk and Ashley Sherrill of Crossville; Amanda Cole and Amanda Holly of Harriman; Mason Van Horn, Jeremiah Jacks, Eddie Rivera and Judy Rivera of Kingston; Paul Davis of Oakdale; and Trisha Davidson of Ten Mile — also participated in a “Friendship Concert” and interacted with fellow singers from countries such as Sweden, Croatia and Austria.
“We had a wonderful experience,” Luggie said.