On April 7th, the girls choir, or Knightingales, is singing their way to choir festival! The festival is a program where different schools choir groups get to sing for judges who tell the choir what they need to work on and what was done well. It gives choirs a chance to show their talent and be able to know what they can do to make the group sound better. This event is being held here at Springville Junior High.
The SJHS girls are singing three songs for the festival. “I picked the last song, ‘Cantante Domino,’ because it is exciting and rhythmic. The second song, ‘There Will Come Soft Rains’, was basically chosen by the girls because they love it. The first song, ‘Come Follow Me’, is a great opener. It is fairly simple, but it sounds difficult,” said choir teacher, Mrs. Walker. They have been working on the songs since January, and try to work on at least one festival song every day. Many of the students are excited for this event. Emily Haruch, eighth-grade student and choir member, said, “Heck yes I’m excited! We get to show our butt kicking skills in singing!”
This festival isn’t the only reason students like choir. Sarah Cheney, eighth grader, said that she joined choir so she could sing better and because it’s really fun. She also said, “We sing really cool songs and we get to be with our friends.” Mrs. Walker also enjoys having an all-girls choir. She said, “I love working with girls because they have such great powers of concentration! They are able to do so much at such a young age. And, they are very enthusiastic!”