On Thursday, March 21st, New Haven High’s competition choir set towards Union, MO, for a long, yet eventful day of choir performances.
Choir students got back right before their last hour began and reflected on their days-worth of experiences.
Firstly, members of the competition choir were asked what their favorite part of competing was.
Junior Savanna Hanna stated, “My favorite thing about competing is the anticipation of going on the stage. I love the chills that I get when we head out of the warm up room and go straight to the stage and start singing.”
Senior Elsie McNabb commented, “I love coming together with the people in my class and spending a day with them.”
Senior Miranda Durbin exclaimed, “I have participated in competition choir for three consecutive years, and never am I disappointed. My sophomore year may have been my favorite year. We sang ‘El Vito’, a Spanish piece, and ‘Lacrymosa’, a slower Latin piece. Beautiful songs, and we executed them very well.”
Students were then asked what their personal favorite part of competition choir was.
Junior Addison Tolar stated, “Seeing my friends Kadin and Lanie from Union and watching everyone perform.”
Savanna Hanna mentioned, “My favorite part was probably singing my solo.”
Sophomore Caroline Otten stated, “Getting to hear the other choirs compete and see how well they do.”
Senior Elsie McNabb said, “I loved the response we got from the audience.”
Then, students were asked if they had any memorable moments from competition choir.
Junior Savanna Hanna mentioned, “Last year, one of my best friends from Union was there, and when we saw each other, we ran into each other and started crying and hugging. It was amazing to see her since I hadn't seen her for over a year when I moved from Union.”
Finally, members were asked how they felt they did as a group overall.
Sophomore Caroline Otten commented, “I think we performed well. Even though we got a 2, I think we did well.”
Junior Savanna Hanna stated, “I think the choir as a whole did really well.”
Senior Miranda Durbin exclaimed, “I feel as though we've done well during the performance, and not so well during sight reading.”
Junior Addison Tolar mentioned, “I think we did very well, especially in sight reading. We did much better than last year.”
It sounds like overall it was a good year of performances for the competition choir of 2018-2019! Well done!