Middle School Choir


Greetings NEMO JR High Choir Directors. For those I have not had the pleasure to meet, my name is Lynae McFarland. I am a vocal and general music teacher at William Matthew Middle School and assistant band teacher at Kirksville High School in Kirksville, MO. I will be serving as your NEMO JR High Choir Coordinator this year. Our JR High Choir rehearsal and performance will be held Monday, April 15, 2019 at the First Presbyterian Church (16 Hitt Street, Columbia, MO).

The clinicians for this years festival are Dr. Brandon Boyd (Treble Choir) and Dr. Claude Westfall (Bass Choir)

Registration: In February, I will be emailing a registration form. Registration fee is $4 per student. There will be a limit on how many students we can have in each choir. Late registrations will not be accepted this year due to space and voicing limitations. Please make your checks out to NE District #2. You can mail your check or bring it with you on the day of the festival. Please no purchase orders! An invoice will be generated after you complete your registration form. Payment may be mailed to:

Lynae McFarland

William Matthew Middle School

1515 S. Cottage Grove

Kirksville, MO 63501


Dr. Brandon Boyd is Assistant Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education at University of Missouri. He is so excited to be our guest clinician and has chosen the following songs for our bass singers:

1.Sing Me Song of a Lad by Sherri Porterfield (TTB) Alfred Publishing Company

  1. Now Let Me Fly arr. Linda Spevacek-Avery (TTB) Heritage Music Press
  2. Give To Me The Life I Love by Victor Johnson (TTB) (new to our repertoire list) Heritage Music Press
  3. Kye, Kye Kule by Greg Gilpin (TB) (new to our repertoire list) Alfred Music Publishing


Dr. Claude Westfall is the Director of Choral Activities and Associate Professor of Music at Central Methodist University in Fayette. He is also looking forward to working with our treble singers and has chosen the following songs for our treble singers:


  1. How Can I Stop Singing My Song -SSA- Cynthia Gray (2011 list)
  2. Address to the Moon-SSA-John Purifoy-NEW
  3. Who Has Seen the Wind-SSA-Rosetti/Kelley (2007 list)
  4. Wade in the Water, arr Moses Hogan, edited by Janet Day, John Purifoy
  5. 2-part HL 08749733


If you are in a 1A/2A/3A school you may bring up to 10 students total. If you are in a 4A/5A school you may bring up to 15 students total. Each student will have a registration fee of $4. You can make checks payable to NE District #2. Feel free to mail a check to me or bring it with you to the event on April 15.

Here is the link for registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/u/0/?tgif=d