Vocal Department Awarded
April 21, 2017
The Van Nuys Vocal Department competed against groups from nine other states and two Canadian provinces in the San Francisco National Worldstrides Heritage Competition in early April.
As a school, Van Nuys won Sweepstakes—meaning the total scores combined were higher than any other school in the competition.
The Women’s Ensemble came in First Place, receiving Gold. They also won an Outstanding Choir award and the Adjudicator’s Award, which means the judges deemed the Women’s Ensemble their favorite choir, not considering their earned points.
The Men’s Ensemble, which only practices one hour per week and was on hiatus the previous year, brought home Silver.
Vocal Ensemble, a large mixed group, came in with a Gold Second Place and the Vannaires came in at Gold Third Place.
“This was very phenomenal because the most groups competed in their category,” said Mrs. Arrevalo. “We’re very proud.”
—Jenisa Chuayjarernsook on April 21, 2017