By Grethel Muralles
On February 16, the school’s show choir groups presented their very first Pop Show to a sold out audience. The participants were all members of the women’s show choir, Here Comes Treble, and the co-ed group, the G-Notes.
“I never got the chance to do a lot of school activities in the other years, so I definitely wanted to do a lot of activities this year. Dodgeball Inferno was fun, and I’m glad I’m leaving GHC on a good note,” Ko said.
Students auditioned to perform solos and smaller group songs in the pop show. Only 19 students were selected by White. Those not selected for solos participated by singing in their choir groups. Both show choirs performed songs from their competition sets.
“The moment I read my name on the list, I let out a sigh of relief and a smile as I knew that I had finally made my way and deserved my spot,” junior Azure Cook said.
There were a number of different acts in the pop show incorporating groups of various sizes, choreography, and scene changes. The groups consisted of students of all grade levels.
“Being the opening act, I knew that there was an expectation that we had to put on an impeccable performance but I never let that pressure get to me because I knew what I need to work on and worked on it. It just means that you have to be confident in what you’re singing and sing with accuracy,” senior Success Ufondu said.
Ufondu sang “One Night Only” from the Broadway musical “Dreamgirls.”
The students in the music program worked hard for the last month to put on an extensive showcase of their talents and love of music.
Students in the show choirs sang current popular songs as well as songs from past years’ competitions including “Stitches” by Shawn Mendez, “Hello!” from the Broadway musical “The Book of Mormon,” “Say You Won’t Let Go” by James Arthur. The show also saw a remix that included songs like “Location” by Khalid, “Sorry” by Justin Bieber, and “Dusk Till Dawn” by Zayn Malik. Here Comes Treble sang from their “Life and Death” program and the G-Notes performed a Peter Pan themed program.
The show choirs’ competition season starts this week.