Choctaw High School choir director says music education has far-reaching effects
Choctaw High School choir director Bonnie Sneed is using her passion for music and teaching to inspire students.
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All of the choir students at the high school will sing during the 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 performance in the Performing Arts Center at Choctaw High School.
Choctaw-Nicoma Park Schools Superintendent Jim McCharen said there is a strong correlation between the fine arts and students who are critical thinkers.
“Music is vitally important for a lot of our students,” he said. “It's their passion and their artistic outlet.”
McCharen said vocal music programs start in the elementary schools in the district and go through high school. He said Sneed is working on a districtwide program for all of the schools to further music education in the schools.
“It's not just vocal music. It's way more in-depth than that,” he said.