Choir gears up for coming year

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The participants with their trophy, which will sit on display in the choir room for one year.

Shiva Mirzahaidar, Staff Writer

While other activities are winding down with the end of the year approaching, choir continues to remain active as they participated in the First Annual KatyISD Choir Flag Football Tournament. The audition process for the 2012-13 Bravo crew recently came to end, leaving students with great anticipation for next year.

Choir director Dorothy Wilson feels confident about next year’s Bravo students’ abilities, after establishing the roster for the 2012-2013 Bravo Show Choir.

“It’s going to be a wonderful group,” Wilson said. “There are 12 boys and 12 girls. It’s a first time in a long time we’ve had equal numbers of boys and girls. That’s very exciting.”

Sophomore David Tait described the audition process to be intimidating and long, as he had to show off his dance and singing skills in front of his peers. However, he is looking forward to next year as he will be a first year Bravo participant for the coming school year.

“I’m really excited for the music and singing, but the thing I’m most excited about is being in a group of people who all care about music,” Tait said. “It seems like all the Bravo members are really close and I’m happy I’ll get to join in on this close-knit group.”

Students were also kept busy by participating in a football tournament in which choir  students from Cinco Ranch, Seven Lakes, and Mayde Creek High School could take part of on May 24. According to Wilson, Morton Ranch sponsored the event, which showcased choir’s immense school spirit and ability to work together as a group.

“We played Mayde Creek in the finals and it started off very close, but then we got ahead by two touchdowns,” Wilson said. “We won a trophy that we’ll get to keep for one full year.”

According to junior Austin Crosby, who was the captain of the team, the event turned out well as the team stayed focused and kept their eye on first place.

“[The] tournament was a blast,” Crosby said. “Despite being the smallest team there and competing against teams with varsity athletes, we were still able to come out on top as the champions of the tournament.”

Wilson hopes choir members can have more opportunities to bond outside of the classroom, as a way to create a greater dynamic amongst the students.

“The high school choir teachers have been talking about wanting to get our kids together more than just at contests,” Wilson said. “Just to do fun events so they can know each other and make friends and build a community.”

In the fall, the choir will sponsor a frisbee tournament for all Katy ISD high school choirs, as a means of bringing together all the choir students from across the district.

“Hopefully people will play,” Wilson said. “[Activities like this] build good commodity.”

Bravo is divided into groups of vocalists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass. Below are the students who made each category.

 

Soprano:

Junior Hannah Ballard

Sophomore Allie Kane

Sophomore Jessica Melancon

Junior Maria Dean

Sophomore Ashlee Shipp

 

Alto

Junior Kimberly Coolidge

Sophomore Madison Rice

Sophomore Victoria Sweitzer

Junior Rachel Treistman

Junior Jessie DeFranco

Sophomore Meredith Taylor

Junior Morgan Manley

 

Tenor

Junior Eubie Pabilona

Junior Austin Crosby

Sophomore Miles Ellis

Sophomore Ryan Pierson

Sophomore Eric Ander

Junior Reid Akers

 

Bass

Junior Eric Morgan

Junior Carlos Torres

Sophomore Connor Ughetta

Junior Matthew Hubble

Junior Scotty Lewis

Sophomore David Tait