Canton South High School will host the EBC Honors Choir on Thursday, Nov. 21. This year, the choir will consist of 120 students from five schools in the EBC; Alliance, Marlington, Minerva, Canton South, and Carrollton.
The choir began approximately 30 years ago as a way to bring school districts together in a non-competitive atmosphere. Each school brings 20 of their top singers to participate in the all-day event. The students work together with a guest director, eat dinner together and work together in small groups.
This year’s guest director is Duane Shields Davis. Davis, originally from Cleveland, is an Instructor of Vocal Jazz in the School of Music at Western Michigan University. He has taught in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area since 1969 where he recently retired as Director of Vocal Music at Grand Rapids Community College. He previously served on the WMU faculty as director of Gold Company and GC II. The event culminates at 7 p.m. with a community concert. Tickets are $5 per person at the door.