Music is the medicine of the mind

Spring choir concert recognizes Music in Our Schools Month


 As Eaton High School approaches the fourth quarter, the choir showcased its talent in their spring concert. All four choirs performed four individual pieces and finished the show with one song together. Throughout the concert, many items were auctioned off to the audience to support the EHS music program.

     Senior Shelby Shuman, showed off her talent throughout the concert as well. Shuman supported the music program by being the auctioneer during the program’s auction. All proceeds from the auctioned items went directly to the EHS music program. Items were donated by several families within the music program.

    The Women’s Choir began the concert with “When Will My Life Begin” arranged by Huff. This was followed by a song written for a girl at Auschwitz, “When I Am Silent” by J. Varner. The choir then performed “Jubilate Deo” by C. Miller, and finished their section with “We Go Together” arranged by Lojeski. 

     To open their section of the show, the Men’s Choir sang “Stand by Me” arranged by Emerson. They followed with “Wayfaring Stranger” arranged by Gilpin. Kelly Ferrari-Mills performed a flute solo, and Zach Mellman (26) sang a solo in the Irish folk song, “Fillimiooriay” by S. O’Neil. Alejandro Rodriguez (24) performed a solo in the choir’s last song, “Great Balls of Fire” by O. Blackwell and J. Hammer. Rodriguez said, “I was able to have fun and be my true self during my solo.”

    Each member of Bella Voce performed a solo in “Somebody to Love” by Mercury, Andres, and Davis to kick off their section. Another flute solo by Kelly-Ferrari Mills was featured in “From an Irish Cabin” by Durand and Wagner. The ladies then sang “Nothin’ Gonna Stumble My Feet” by Parker and Gilpin, and finished with “Turn the Beat Around” by Jackson and Billingsley. Bella Voce member, Mattea Gurnsey (24) said, “It was really fun to see all of the girls’ hard work pay off this year, and see our improvement. We know what we need to work on in order to make our future and final performance the best it can be.

     Troubadours started their series with “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” arranged by Moore, followed by “Come to the Music” by J. Martin. The group performed “Blue Skies” by Berlin and Zegree. Each member had their own scat solo, a style of jazz using nonsense syllables rather than words, within the song. The Troubadours closed their section with “It Had Better Be Tonight” by Mercer and Mancini, whilst performing a choreographed dance.

    To honor Music in Our Schools Month, all choirs joined together to finish the spring concert with “This Is Me” by Pasek, Paul, and Huff. Teagan Joseph (23) and Amerie Valenciano (23) were the only soloists for this piece.