Nathan and Nick Pugh Named to the All-State Honors Choir


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 Providence Catholic High School is proud to announce that two students have made All-State Honors Choir – the third time Providence Catholic has had students named to Honors Choir at state.  Based upon the judge’s scoring of the original videos, Nathan and Nick Pugh were named to the All-State Honors Choir as members of the Bass I section. All State occurs at the Illinois Music Educators Conference in Peoria January 26-29, 2022. Music students spend three days rehearsing in specific State ensembles – Orchestra, Band, Jazz Band, Vocal Jazz, Chorus and Honors Choir. Their performances will occur on Saturday, Jan. 29 at the Peoria Convention Center.  (Pictured are Nathan and Nicholas).

“All the students who were selected to State worked extremely hard and their perseverance paid off for them. I know the brothers will have a great experience. We are very proud of them and are extremely excited to have them represent Providence Catholic,” says Dr. Stacy Eckert, Director of Choirs, Liturgical Music and Theatre, Tri-M Honor Society & Thespian Honor Society Moderator at Providence Catholic.

The vocalists only had the one audition as their opportunity. Every choir student in the district choosing to audition was given the task to demonstrate their singing abilities on specific repertoire and tonal skills.  After the thousands of video submissions, Nathan and Nick Pugh, as well as Paige Shepherd (Alto 1) were selected to District 1 ILMEA Music Festival which was held on Nov. 20 at Elmhurst University.  (Pictured below are the Pugh brothers with Paige).

In 2021, Nathan was named to the All-State Chorus as a Bass 2. Students being named to the All-State Honors Choir are some of the top singers in the entire state. “I am so very happy for Nick and Nathan,” said Dr. Eckert.