Junior Megan Poe has been in choir for seven years. She has competed in events that require a high level of vocal ability, such as Solo and Ensemble and Honor Choir. Solo and Ensemble consists of learning a solo and performing it in front of a panel of judges, while Honor Choir involves auditioning for a coveted spot in a prestigious choir that performs difficult songs in front an audience.
However, the competition of being in choir isn’t why she participates.
“The complete reason I’m in choir is to just sing and have fun with my choir family,” said Poe.
Poe has many memories, but her favorite has to be from when former choir teacher Debbie Stroud was in charge of the program.
“My favorite memory has to be when I got my first ever solo with Mrs. Stroud in junior high. It was so much fun,” said Poe.
Poe enjoys singing tenor, which is one of the lower parts. For Poe, choir doesn’t come with any downsides.
“It always seems like I have fun in that class,” said Poe.
Choir not only provides fun for Poe. It also gives her an edge on what she wants to do once she leaves PHS.
“I plan on going to Indiana University for musical theatre, so choir helps me develop my voice so I’ll perform better in college,” said Poe.
Poe plans on singing for as long as possible.
“I’ll be in choir and doing things with singing for the rest of my life. I can tell you that for sure,” said Poe.
Story by Chandler Hinton