Three outstanding choral students at Pagosa Springs High School qualified for and attended the prestigious Colorado All State Choir in Denver this past week. All three students (left to right), Carson Grose, Anika Thomas and Brayden Shulda, went through rigorous preparation to audition in front of a live judge in Durango last fall. These three students joined over 600 students from around the state to form three choirs. After three challenging days of rehearsal, the choirs performed in the Buell Theatre in downtown Denver.
Pagosa Springs High School senior Carson Grose has become the second student in the history of Pagosa Springs High School to qualify for both Colorado All State Choir and Colorado All State Band in the same year. The first person to do so was Kimberley Judd in 2007. Grose will go to UNC in Greeley in April and be part of an exclusive group of musicians to form one of the two bands that will perform on stage. Grose is a very talented percussionist and made the cut among hundreds of students who auditioned from all schools in Colorado, regardless of their size.