Written by: Logan Reinhart
The 2018-2019 Lakeside Choir is gearing up for their first concert on October 24th, 2018. Proving themselves by singing at the 9/11 memorial, pep assemblies, and various volleyball games, the choir consists of some of the most dedicated singers Smithville High School has to offer. This year’s team is growing with an influx of freshmen and sophomores.
¨You need seniors to be excited to help prepare the underclassmen to fill their shoes. There’s a lot of great talent here and we are excited to see what we can do.¨ said Marcus Duncan, choir director.
The late start to the school year has been hard for some of the singers but shows the underclassmen the valuable skill of adaptation.
¨It’s kind of weird. The juniors and seniors are used to it but the underclassmen aren’t trained, but they are learning really fast. They have a lot of potential to do well and so far we have a lot of great singers who will be even better as they get older.¨ said Jordan Hern, senior.
The year has forced the underclassmen to grow and form themselves as vocalists. With a concert rapidly approaching, the Lakeside Choir is strengthening their set to make an explosive show for their audience.
¨Lakeside is really fun, I get treated really well and we always have a good time. I enjoy being in Lakeside, and being a part of a group is really nice.¨ said Devin McGlothlin, sophomore.
The growth of Lakeside has been a great change. The boost of underclassmen has been welcomed by the upperclassmen and allows the group to grow together.
¨Sometimes it’s really great for opportunities for the younger people to grow as a singer but it can be hard to work with them sometimes, They’re figuring stuff out but in the end, it will all be worth it. It’s going to be a great show.¨ said Laura Alexander, senior.
Make sure to come out to see the Lakeside Choir perform with the Mens and Womens Choir for free in the PAC on October 24th at 7:00 pm.