Preparing for passport


Choir students waiting to begin rehearsal.

Athena Duran, Staff Writer

From starships to Disney movies and broadway musicals, the Pops Concert has it all. As the school year begins to settle in, choir students prepared to showcase what they’ve accomplished.

With a wide range of songs and musical stylings, this years Pops Concert theme is “Passport to Adventure.” Over 200 students participate in the choir program, and they all came together Wednesday night for a long dress rehearsal that ran just under seven hours.

Though a rehearsal this long may seem difficult to endure, senior Liam Mercado said “honestly, it just put it all together.” Running the show from start to end multiple times doesn’t present a problem when students are “excited to sing [their] hearts out” said Mercado.

This being the first performance of the year, many first year choir students are eager to get on the stage. All six choir groups have a portion of the concert that is dedicated to their ensemble. “I’m ready to show off my cool dance moves,” said Jackson Boro, a freshman in Men’s Choir. Boro said that all the “fun” songs should be an incentive for “people to buy tickets.”

However for some choir students, the near seven hour rehearsal is nothing new. Senior and four year choir student Leesan Kwok said that she enjoys choir because “all her friends are in it, and I like to sing in a group with people I connect with.”  Her favorite part of the dress rehearsal is “getting the opportunity to get to know new choir kids and see others perform.”

As the performance date drew nearer, choir students put in time to perfect their craft.

Choir students waiting to begin rehearsal.
Choir students waiting to begin rehearsal.