by Ashton Graves
Nick Schnell, an 8th grader, sang at Iowa State Univeristy in Ames for the Opus Honor Choir Concert on November 15.
Opus is an honor choir for middle school students which started in 1986. Over 3,400 students tried out for Opus, but only 720 students filled the spots for the four choirs. The four choirs at this year’s concert were:
5th & 6th Mixed Choir, directed by Roger Hatteberg, Burlington;
7th & 8th grade Bass Clef Choir, directed by Kelly Truax, Prairie Point Middle School, Cedar Rapids;
9th grade Mixed Choir, directed by Dr. Gerald Kreitzer, Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids.