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Amarillo High School Choir

The Amarillo High School Choir has maintained a continuous legacy of musical excellence since its inception. The AHS choral music department has performed numerous times at the National Association for Music Education and Texas Music Education Association Conventions as well as consistently earning Sweepstakes awards at UIL Choral Competitions. Our goals include graduated skill development in choral, vocal, and sight-reading techniques. Choir students graduating from Amarillo High School leave our program with a solid foundation in vocal and ensemble techniques as well as sight-reading skills.

Amarillo High School Choral Groups:

  • Sandie Singers – Auditioned Freshmen Mixed Choir
  • Sandie Belles – Beginning Level Women’s Choir
  • Sandie Chorale – Auditioned Sophomore Mixed Choir
  • Men’s Chorus – Beginning Level Chorus for Men
  • Bel Canto Chorale – Auditioned Varsity Mixed Choir
  • New Sound Singers – Auditioned Show Choir

Director: Carolyn Terrell
Carolyn Terrell has been the Head Director of Amarillo High School Choral Department since 2013, previously holding the position of Assistant Director from 1997-2001. Mrs. Terrell has music education experience at all levels: kindergarten through college.  She has been a clinician for the various middle school All-Region ensembles in Region I several times and has judged Middle School UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest for many years. She served as the Alto I Section Leader for the Texas All-State Treble Choir in 2015, and currently serves as the Texas Music Educators Region I Secretary. In 2009, Mrs. Terrell was selected as a Conductor for the Elementary division during the Texas Choral Directors Association convention. Mrs. Terrell holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Texas Tech University and a Master of Arts in Music with Kodály Emphasis from West Texas A&M University. Mrs. Terrell is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Choral Directors Association, and the Organization of American Kodály Educators. Mrs. Terrell directs the Bel Canto Chorale, Sandie Chorale, and the New Sound Singers show choir. She is married to Steve and they have three daughters, Kathryn, Abbie, and Susanna.

Associate Director: Larissa Cunningham

Amarillo High Cluster Middle School Choir Directors:

Lizzie Manfredi - Bonham Middle School
Lauren Selman - Crockett Middle School

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