Choir's caroling spreads joy through community
Delaney Smith l Feature Editor
The sound of Christmas cheer can be heard echoing down the hallways this holiday.
Choir members will be traveling to the communities around the elementary school as well as the middle school to spread joy by singing classic Christmas songs. The choir members are looking forward to spreading holiday spirit around the community.
Concert choir has an annual tradition of caroling and, this year, they have decided to expand to the high school as well. They will be caroling in neighborhoods around the school district on Dec. 21 in the evening.
“I am most looking forward to caroling because I love seeing the joy it brings to people around the holidays,” said senior Josh Trovinger. “Especially people that really don’t get to see family or friends and bring them a bit of holiday cheer.”
The collection of songs that the carolers will be singing include plenty of Christmas classics that can be heard every holiday season. The students are hoping to connect with their audience through these well-known songs and are encouraging them to join in the singing.
“I’m looking forward to spending some time with friends and getting to sing our favorite Christmas songs to hopefully spread some Christmas cheer,” said senior Elsa Thomas.
President of choir Sam Pedersen played a main role in organizing this event. He has been working hard to make sure that everyone involved will have a good time.
“I think the biggest challenge was getting it set up,” said junior Pedersen. “It took a little while to get all of the sign ups and publish the sign-up sheets. All we have to do now is send out the information.”
In previous years, students would organize this activity on their own, but this year it is a formal evening caroling that will have a social after, according to chorus instructor Leslie Rauchut. Preparations for the caroling event will begin after the winter concert which will be held on Dec. 11.
“I think this event will bring the people that are participating closer together,” said Rauchut. “In return, it will spread that through the rest of the choir.”
The groups plan on singing holiday songs that will be sure to delight their audiences. The songs they will be performing include, ‘O Holy Night,’ ‘Jingle Bells,’ and ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas,’ along with many other Christmas classics.
“’We Wish You a Merry Christmas’ is definitely one that I am looking forward to singing the most,” said sophomore Natalie Smith.
After caroling, the choir members will have a chance to relax and spend time with each other at a social in the chorus room. There they will be provided with drinks, snacks and a holiday movie.
“I’m looking forward to getting to know the underclassmen better,” said Thomas. “And getting to just hang out with friends.”
This caroling event provides these students with an opportunity to spread Christmas joy while also creating deeper connections with their peers.
“I’m looking forward to hanging out with my friends and watching movies at the social,” said sophomore Toby Wilhelm. “As well as getting to know my choir mates a little bit better.”