Dr. José Rivera (Music) was invited to conducted the European Senior High Honor Choir hosted by Department of Defense Schools (DoDEA) in Boppard, Germany in March, 2018. Eighty-five students from Germany, England, Italy, and Spain participated in the choir, and another 69 high school students from 17 DODEA-Europe schools were in the band. The 2018 Honors Music Festival included three days of rehearsals followed by a concert.
“We’ve focused a lot on vocal technique and making music with their voices, listening skills, stylistic abilities and skills as well,” Rivera said. “There are some things that happen in a choir like this that they can’t replicate in their own schools, because of the number of students here.”