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Students close out their year in song

Sisters High School choir singers stepped outside of their usual music repertoire and presented songs inspired by modern songs and movies at the annual Vocal Pops Show on Tuesday, May 21.

Teachers Steve Livingston and Julie Cash led students of varying ages in the learning that led up to this event. 

The show displayed the hard work of the Sisters High School Concert and Jazz choirs, as well as the 7th and 8th grade choir, and 6th grade choir.

"It's a time for us to reflect on all our hard work. It's emotional, but everybody has the chance to bond with people that they may not talk to regularly," said sophomore Sophie Gerke.

The show started strong with the 6th grade choir performing, "You're Welcome," from the movie "Moana," and "Blank Space," by Taylor Swift. 

"It is my belief that music has the power to bring people together, music has the power to change people's lives, and music has the power to take you places. It was amazing to see the trajectory and improvement of all the students involved. The future of the music department is in good hands with these bright and brilliant young musicians," said Livingston.

The performance by the 6th graders was followed by the 7th and 8th grade choir who sang "I'll Make a Man Out of You," from the movie "Mulan."

To wrap things up, the high school Jazz and Concert Choirs were given the chance to present the numbers they had been working on since the beginning of April. 

The Jazz Choir performed iconic songs such as "Paper Moon," "Bridge Over Troubled Water," "It Don't Mean a Thing," and "I'll Be There."

"I genuinely just enjoy music, I don't really mind what songs we're singing as long as I get the chance to sing," said jazz choir member and sophomore Georgia Miller.

Finally the Concert Choir brought the performance to an end by singing, "Your Song", "Cry Me a River," and "Age of Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In."

This final concert was an emotional rollercoaster for all members, especially the large group of graduating seniors who will part from the group they've been a part of for so long, with big smiles, and a considerable amount of tears.


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