Choir members participate in All State Honor Choir

On Saturday, January 13, select members of the PHS choir performed at the Embassy Theater in Ft. Wayne as part of the All State Honor Choir.

"We were at Purdue and there were about 260 kids all in a large room split into our sections. There were maybe 30-40 people in each section," explained senior Elias Henn.

The choir had to compete against other schools including Avon, Whiteland and Greecastle. "One of my favorite things about choir is that, even when we are competing, no one is outwardly bitter or mean to the other schools, and everyone is just there to have a good time and get things done," said Henn. "It was a lot of fun getting to meet new people who all knew what they were doing because we all had to get through an audition process to get there. Everyone was very friendly and inviting, and anyone could pretty much sit next to anyone and still have a great time."

Students work together in choir to help each other become better. "Show choir especially helps people become comfortable with themselves, both visually and as a person," said Henn. "The people you meet are especially fun because we are all similar-minded in the way that everyone is there to have fun when we aren't locked in on competing."

Henn feels that show choir will help him not only during high school, but in the future as well. "There are a lot of times when we don't have a lot of time to learn new choreography or songs, and we need to figure out quickly how to learn and perform the new routines in a few hours or so after getting it," he said. "This will be helpful later in life in remembering information and being able to get things done quickly."

Story by Andrew Weaver