Choir: the overlooked performing art

With spotlights on Marching Band and Color Guard, many people forget about the less flashy electives

By Elinda Xiao, Reporter

From marching band to football, it’s hard to go a day without hearing at least some kind of news of the various activities pursued by these organizations. Why is it, then, that choir is rarely talked about?

While choir has less games and shows than band and Color Guard, choir students put in just as much effort. Due to the nature of chorale performances, it’s difficult for choir to perform during rallies or games like band does. Microphones cause feedback, and they ruin the quality of choir performances.

It’s not lack of quality – all  levels of choir practice hard and practice well. There is, however, a lack of advertisement: there are no daily announcements covering concerts, no flyers around school and no chatter of upcoming concerts. In fact, without the green-and-black choir sweatshirts that pop up every few weeks, it’d be hard to know that there was a choir at HHS at all.

The only possible way this problem could be solved would be for its singers to get more attention, and for teachers to pay the choir attention as well. While the next concert (their holiday concert, on Dec. 2) is still a bit far away, it would do wonders if more students decided to attend the event.