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Becky Thomas

Regional Piano Festival

Celeste Bishop and Rachel Bynum both received “I” ratings on their solos at the KSHSAA Regional Piano Festival on Saturday, February 3 at Baker University. This qualifies them for the State Piano Festival which will take place on Saturday, February 17 at Wichita State University.

Bringing Holiday Spirit to the Community

The Chorale and Women's Ensemble brought holiday cheer to the community through various performances during the holiday season. The Chorale performed for the Rotary Club and some members of the Women's Ensemble brought joy to nursing home residents on Tuesday, December 12, 2017


Chorale performs for Naturalization Ceremony

Members of the Chorale helped welcome in 90 new American citizens at the Naturalization Ceremony on November 17.

Winter Concert November 30, 2017

Winter Concert Thursday, November 30, 2017, 7:00p.m. at Trinity Community Church (5010 Parallel Pkwy)
Free Admission

KCK Fall Choral Festival 2017

31 Sumner students participated in the KCK Fall Choral Festival along with numerous other students from all of the other KCK schools to present a concert on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Harmon High School. The high school choir clinician was Dr. Julie Yu-Oppenheim from Kansas State University and the middle level choir clinician was Dr. Elise Hepworth from Missouri Western State University. Pictured here Dr. Yu and Mrs. Thomas; SaVaughn McClaine, Enoc Dominguez, YuPheng Vang, Nahshon Thomas, Nathan Weiss, Jason Carrazco; Kimberly Silva-Torres, Sunae Fisher, Jovanna Ruiz Luna, and Kimberly Vera-Borgoa.

Not pictured: Alexys Allen, Kathryn Bowman, Lucy Chavez, Alicia Fernandez, Asia Givhan, Rayna Givhan, Gerriah Lynch, Annie Meek, Gabriel Millham, Christian Renteria, Christopher Simmons, Sydney Upton, Jaylah Brown, Destiny Johnson, Grace Johnson, Ismael Michel, Nguyen Nicholson

Baker State Music Learning Day

Five students attended the Baker State Music Learning Day to prepare for their audition for the KMEA State Choir audition. Pictured from left to right: Mrs. Thomas, Deborah Vasquez, Alia Peoples, Gerriah Lynch, YuPheng Vang, and Enoc Dominquez

Fall Concert October 3, 2017

Concert begins at 7:00pm at Sumner Academy Auditorium



Fall Concert: October 3, 2017 @ Sumner Academy 7:00PM

Winter Concert: November 30, 2017 @ Trinity Community Church 7:00PM

Spring Concert: March 5, 2018 @ Sumner Academy 7:00PM

Awards Show: May 3, 2018 @ Sumner Academy 7:00PM



Sumner Academy Sweeps New York
Sumner Academy Chorale and Women's Ensemble earned Gold Awards and the Festival Sweepstakes at the Worldstrides Heritage Music Festival in New York City, March 2015

Choral Music

Choral program includes select groups Women's Ensemble and Chorale, and non-auditioned Mixed Chorus, grades 8-12

Winter Concert
at Trinity Community Church Dec 1, 2016
Mrs. Thomas


Becky Thomas is in her 24th year teaching, the last eleven have been at Sumner Academy. She received a Bachelors of Music Education degree from Oklahoma Baptist University and her Masters from Wichita State University. She has served on the Kansas Choral Director's Association Board, was Lead Teacher for the KCK Secondary Music Staff, and is currently the Assistant Choral Chairperson for the Northeast District Kansas Music Educator's Association. She is married and has two college-age children who attend Oklahoma City University and Kansas State University.

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Wed.  9:40-11:05AM

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