Ballard sixth-graders Lundyn Jones and Amelia Gogherty were recently selected for participation in the thirty-second annual Opus Honor Choir Festival. Close to 3,000 students were nominated by their directors for 720 positions in the four Opus Honor Choirs. Selections were made by means of a recorded audition.

Guest conductors of the choirs include Jennifer Walker, Linn-Mar Community Schools, fifth- and sixth-grade Elementary Honor Choir; Cornelius Koerselman, Northwestern College (Orange City), seventh- and eighth-grade Bass Clef Honor Choir; Melody Easter-Clutter, Indianola Community Schools, seventh- and eighth-grade Treble Clef Honor Choir and Matthew Armstrong, Wayne State College, ninth-grade Mixed Honor Choir.

The 2017 Opus Honor Choirs will perform at 4 p.m. on Nov. 16, C.Y. Stephens Auditorium, in the Iowa State Center in Ames. The Opus Honor Choir Festival is made possible by the Iowa Choral Directors Association, Inc. Photo Contributed