“Choir is a group of people who sing together.” – D. Mustangs
Today was our first day of choir for the Rockets, Wranglers, Penguins, Mustangs, and Explorers. Some students are new to choir while some have been members of the choir for several years. We rehearse as two separate groups (Wranglers and Rockets; Penguins, Mustangs, and Explores) and perform as The Parish School Choir throughout the year.
Many new students asked, “What is choir?” To provide a visual, I showed a video of the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus singing and then we talked about what a choir is, what they do, and how we are a choir. The students noticed the singers standing still, singing together, watching their conductor, and how they all bow at the same time. It’s every thing that is expected to be part of a choir. Many students noticed their white blouse and ties outfit and wanted to know if we would have one! I explained that we will have special outfits for performances; they can’t wait!
To test our choir sounds, we massaged our checks and jaws to loosen them up for singing. Both groups sang beautifully and blended their sounds very well together. There is excitement in the air to be part of something special and new, sharing and learning in the camaraderie of music.