Tuesday, May 10 at 7 p.m. the Choral Department will present their Spring Program in the Pearl Tyner Auditorium at Crestview High School. Tickets are $5 per adult and $2 per child.
According to Mr. Kevin Lusk, the choral director, this program will feature music ranging from the 16th century to current popular songs. This promises to be an exciting and fun program.
All of the choirs will be featured, the Women's Chorus, Men's Chorus, Chorale (mixed choir) and the 2 show choirs, Chanticleer and Destiny. Pieces from Les Miserables will be sung by the Women's and Men's Chorus. The concert will begin with the big choirs performing first and then move on to the show choirs. The choir just returned from the State competition in which they received straight excellent scores.
This concert will also feature the "Senior Choral Award." The winner of this honor is voted on by the choir members and it is quite an honor since the award is bestowed by their peers.
Due to the need for uniforms, costumes, travel expenses, and competition fees, there are costs to participate in the music program. Because of these expenses the chorus has multiple fundraisers throughout the year to help the students meet the costs. The students are very fortunate that Mr. Lusk has so many fundraisers. During the Fall there will be two fundraising events per month. As a community we can help out the choral music program by participating in these fundraisers, attending a pancake breakfast, bringing our dirty cars to the car wash, buying donuts or desserts and so forth. There is a fundraiser that will appeal to everyone.
Looking forward to the 2016-2017 year, the choirs will be auditioning for the Epcot Candlelight Processional at Walt Disney World. This is a breathtaking performance.
If you would like to make a donation to the choral music program, checks can be mailed to: Crestview High School Chorus, c/o Kevin Lusk, 1250 N. Ferdon Blvd., Crestview 32536/ All donations are tax deductible.
The CHS Band Concert featuring all of the bands will be held on Friday, May 13 at 7 p.m. in the Pearl Tyner Auditorium and has free admission. Plan to attend and enjoy the wonderful music.
Janice Lynn Crose, a former accountant, lives in Crestview with her husband, Jim; her two rescue collies, Shane and Jasmine; and two cats, Kathryn and Prince Valiant.