Choral program joins for harmonizing


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All the combined choirs together on stage at a concert. Their director, Mr. Kenneth Holdt, is standing in front of them. The photo was taken during the 2013-14 choral season and includes all the different choirs combined on stage.

Emilie King

With music having such a big impact on the campus, some days students just want to sing their hearts out. Having a large choral program gives them the opportunity to do that.

“No experience of singing in a choir is necessary to join the choral program. I found my voice as a junior in high school and thought, ‘I can’t sing,’ and now I’m a high school choral director,” the director of choral activities Mr. Kenneth Holdt said.

Throughout the year there are a myriad of choral concerts. The first one was the Variety Show and Holdt said that he chose “fun pop music that [was] in-tune with the audience.”

“The all-program concerts are at the Homecoming football game on Oct. 10, the Winter Concert on Dec. 4, the Fine Arts Concert on Mar. 5 and the Spring Concert and Awards Night on May 21,” Holdt said.

Since the choirs have competitions in Mar, the concerts during the year are filled with songs that prep the choirs for their contests. The choirs also have choreography for their songs.

“My high school choral director gave me needed inspiration and I found my voice, and I have been singing ever since. It is in that spirit that [the Choral] program is built,” Holdt said.