For the first time in Raymore-Peculiar High School history, five ensembles received Exemplary Ratings at the State Large Ensemble Contest. This included Concert Choir, The Black and Gold, Chamber Choir, Treble Choir and Bella Armonia. As a part of their rating, all groups that had a Sightreading component also received an Exemplary rating. A huge congrats to Bella Armonia for receiving this rating in the group’s first year participating at the contest. Each school may only have 5 groups attend the contest, so no school in Missouri will have more Exemplary ratings than Ray-Pec. The choirs are under the direction of Vocal Music Teacher Stephen Rew.