This summer, Mrs. Rogers submitted a recording of the choir's performance at last year's State Choral Festival to the MFA selection committee, where they participated in a blind audition. The choir was one of only 11 selected to participate. The choir will travel to Indianapolis March 14-18 to participate in the festival. Along with the other 10 choirs, they will sing four selections by themselves in a concert for critique, and then they will join the other 10 choirs to sing for separate massed choir and orchestra concert. The band and orchestra have participated in the Music For All Band and Orchestra Festival, and Dobyns-Bennett is the only high school in the country to have organizations invited to participate in each of the three festivals. Festival coordinators Lori Lobsiger and Kim Mann traveled to Kingsport to present the choir with certificate of invitation.
Dobyns-Bennett Choir to Sing at Music for All Fest