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About the Director
Degrees – Bachelors in Music Education - Morehead State University

Blake Huffaker has been teaching music for 4 years throughout Ohio. He started his teaching career at Immaculate Conception in Dayton, Ohio, moved to Marion, Ohio and taught at the Elgin Local Schools, and is currently in his third year at Dixie Middle and High School. He is also active in the Dayton Philharmonic Chorus, Marion Palace Theatre, and Grace United Methodist Church Choir.  Mr. Huffaker teaches general music, guitar, and choir. If you have any questions about the music department, please contact him at bhuffaker@newlebanonschools.org or (937) 687-3508 ext. 334.


Dixie High School Concert Choir
The Dixie High School Concert Choir is a group of around 60 singers from grades 9-12 who perform on a regular basis throughout the community and state. The music performed varies from classical and traditional literature to pop and rock music.


Dixie Chamber Singers
Created in 2015, the Dixie High School Chamber Singers is a select, audition-based group of around 20 singers for students grades 10-12. The Chamber Singers perform more advanced classical and jazz repertoire. 

Each year, both high school choirs compete in the OMEA Large Group Adjudicated Event, where they are assessed by 4 judges on musical skill, ability, and sight reading. The groups also travels overnight to various destinations. Past trips include; Cleveland, Columbus, New York City, Washington DC, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and Toronto. 


Dixie Middle School Choir
The Dixie Middle School Choir is a group of around 70 students from grades 7 and 8 who perform on a regular basis throughout the community and state. Music performed varies from classical and traditional literature to pop and rock music. Each year, the choir competes in the OMEA Large Group Adjudicated Event where they are assessed on musical skill and ability. 


Hounds in Harmony
The Hounds in Harmony are an auditioned group of singers that perform challenging pop and jazz music. They perform at choir concerts and travel around the community, performing at nursing homes and hospitals. Each year, the group will attend several festivals and competitions.


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