McNary Choir Sings at District Festival
March 19, 2016 By:Hunter Watson
March 15th, six high schools, including Sprague, North, South, West, McKay, and Mcnary, gathered to sing for the Annual All-City Choir festival. The big event occurred in the Sprague gymnasium. Lots of parents and kids came attended.
The night was filled with all sorts of songs from all over world and from many different points in history. Specifically, McNary sang two very poetic and soft pieces, and a contrasting piece with great, big dynamics and sound.
When asked if he liked showing off his choir, Mr. Taylor (McNary’s choir director) answered,
“Absolutely! You all have a great sound, poise and attitude of confidence that others need to see and hear.”
“I think inspiration. There’s always going to be someone singing better than us on any given day, so we can take inspiration from the good work and the good music of others.” Was his response to what he believes the choir gets out of going to a festival.
Not only were parents and Mr.Taylor excited about being able to sing with other schools, but the members of McNarys choir were too.
Dom Williams said,
“My favorite part of singing with the other choirs is the fact that we were able to sing together and sing it well. It brings a more community based performance which makes us better. I took from it a more clear vision of our potential as a choir and for other choirs as well.”
The song that all the choirs were able to sing together was called Ride the Chariot, directed and arranged by Brandon Waddles. The mass number, as shown in this articles featured image, also had a small solo group consisting of one tenor from every high school. The tenor from Sprague had his own solo as well. Representing McNary, we had Hyrum Kohler.
Abrianna Feinauer added,
“My favorite part about singing with the other choirs was watching how dedicated they are to music. It takes a lot of bravery to sing in front of an audience filled with peers. They all rocked it by getting really into the music. I take away experience. The experience of trying my best and working my butt off with people who want to achieve the same goal. This experience shows me how tight knit choir families are.” She continued, “I overall had a wonderful time”
By the end of the night, everyone was overly satisfied and plain happy with the events that took place.