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After submitting six audition recordings, the Peru High School Swing Choir under the direction of Dr. Jason Gornto, has been selected to perform at the world famous Carnegie Hall in New York City during Spring Break this year.

 Gornto stated “This is the first time the group has taken a trip since 1991.”

“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for these students.” he added.

The students and their adult chaperones will fly to and from New York City, see Phantom of the Opera, the Empire State Building, Chinatown, Little Italy and more. They will spend about half of their time in NYC rehearsing for the big performance on the main stage at Carnegie Hall.

“We’ve been raising money all year for this and its coming down to the final push to earn enough to make this trip possible.” said Ben Hibbs, Senior and member of the Swing Choir for two years.

To raise the final amount needed, the Swing Choir has partnered with Middle David’s Artisan Candles. The natural soy candles are manufactured in Franklin, Indiana, in custom “Made in the USA” reusable glass with strong Fragrance and satisfaction guaranteed.

The Swing Choir will earn a portion of the profit for each product sold. The more they sell, the higher percentage they earn.

Jar Candles and Wax Melts are available in a variety of fragrances. The flyer below lists options available.

Orders for the Candles are due to any Swing Choir Member by February 15, 2016. They must be paid for in advance and will be delivered on or just after February 19, 2016.

If you would like to place an order, contact any member of the Peru High School Swing Choir. If you don’t know a Swing Choir member, you can contact Ben Hibbs at or message him on Facebook at: . He will be happy to assist you in placing an order.

“The skills learned in Swing Choir such as determination, hard work, organization join the love of music and sense of family that always stay with its members” stated Dr. Gornto.

If you would just like to make a donation to this trip, you can visit the “Go Fund Me” page at

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