Russell Pinnell, senior, recently went to state choir in Columbia, Missouri, on Saturday, April 27th. Russell was the only one to make the cut out of all his classmates. Going to state is a big opportunity for NHHS students, so Russell was asked a few questions on how he felt going to state.
Russell was first asked how he felt going to Columbia. Russell responded by saying, “I was excited. The week before I had a cold so I was worried I would not be able to sing as I could, but the antibiotics I took really helped me out.”
He was also asked what songs he sang and why he chose them in particular. Russell replied by saying, “I sang ‘Per la Gloria d'Adorarvi’ and ‘Deep River.’ I chose ‘Per la Gloria d’Adorarvi’ because of the story it tells and I just loved the deep meaning it had to it.”
Going to state is a big thing, and many people do get nervous. Russell was later questioned on how he handled keeping his calm. “I was nervous a little, so all I did was take a deep breath. I kept my cool and focused on what I needed to do,” said Russell.
Russell Pinnell also shared when he likes to practice his singing. “I have lessons on Monday and I try to practice whenever I have time,” replied Russell.
When asked what he plans on doing in the future if he continues to pursue singing, Russell responded by saying, “I plan on getting my minor in singing/voice. I love singing so I definitely want to continue on with singing and see where it takes me.”
Not many people can get an opportunity like this. Russell Pinnell shows a lot of potential, and he also showed what NHHS can teach students and what they can achieve.