By Alex T. : 23 May 2013
“One of the best experiences of my life,” said chorus member Silas L. upon his return from the three day long journey to Hershey, Pennsylvania.
The Family Foundation School has participated in choral competitions for the past 18 years. Their first foray into the world of choral competition took them to Myrtle Beach. Since then, venues have included Virginia Beach, Toronto, Washington D.C., and, most recently, Hershey, Pennsylvania.
This year’s entourage included a seven member choir and show choir, Director Paul Geer, Choreographer Tom Kovaleski, several staff chaperones. Reporter Sally H. also covered the event for the school paper.
They left in the early hours of the morning, spent time touring the famous Civil War Battlefield at Gettysburg, ate some great food at Pickett’s Buffet and returned to their hotel to rest up for the big performance.
Ensembles competing were the Mixed Chorus, Men’s Chorus, Women’s Chorus and the show choir, Steppin’ Out. During the day-long event the students were able to scope out the competition as they watched many of the other choirs perform. As exciting as the day was, the results would not be revealed until the end of the following day.
Saturday dawned, a little over-cast, but perfect temperature for a day at Hershey Park. Roller coasters, rides, and a plethora of chocolate concoctions provided great distractions as the competitors waited for the awards ceremony to find out their scores.
- Show Choir 1st place, Excellent
- Mixed Chorus 2nd Place, Excellent
- Women’s Chorus 1st Place, Excellent
- Men’s Chorus, 1st Place, Superior
“It was a good time, I’m glad that all the hours of rigorous practice in the gym paid off. It was intimidating preforming in front of so many people but we did well,” said junior Thomas B.