Local Middle School Choir Wins Big Online Prize
The Madrigal Singers from Traverse City West Junior High School put on quite a show for parents and friends today. They were celebrating winning a national contest that also gave them $10,000 for their music program. The group mixed together the songs 'Cable Car' by The Fray with the Jackson 5 hit 'I Want You Back.' Celebrity judges narrowed it to 10 finalists, then America voted for Traverse City West Junior High. Johnson is still amazed by the honor. Music director Phil Johnson says they plan to use the prize money to hire composers to create original music for the school's choirs and bands.