John Cooper student takes Grand Ole Opry stage with All-National Honor Ensemble

Jack Whitney, a junior at The John Cooper School, recently returned from Nashville, Tenn., after making it into the All-National Honor Ensemble for the second year in a row where he and 673 other students from 49l U.S. states and territories sang on The Grand Ole Opry stage.
Jack Whitney, a junior at The John Cooper School, recently returned from Nashville, Tenn., after making it into the All-National Honor Ensemble for the second year in a row where he and 673 other students from 49l U.S. states and territories sang on The Grand Ole Opry stage.

For John Cooper School junior Jack Whitney, the busyness of high school is familiar.

Although he’s not a country music fan, Jack’s latest extracurricular excursion to Nashville, Tenn., to sing on the Grand Ole Opry stage with the All-National Honor Ensemble for the second year in a row was an unforgettable experience.

“It was just really fun to be around a lot of great musicians and just, like, witnessing a lot of talent,” Jack said.

Jack’s choir director, Rae Moses, told him about the opportunity sponsored by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), so back in May he submitted a 2-minute audition video. In July he received the news that he made the cut again. click here for complete story