By: Juliet Giangregorio '20
Hello all you lovely chorus members and fans of the DHS Chorus Program! With everything going on in this crazy world lately, we thought it would be nice to create a little blog series, featuring several guest bloggers, about some interesting events, groups, and weekly activities we do in chorus class that I’m already missing dearly. This way, we can all stay connected until things are back on track.
First up on the agenda, we have a blog by Jayden Lapointe with a post about the Chorus Executive Committee, including what we’ve been doing recently to make positive changes in the chorus program, and what went down at our most recent meeting (all good things, I promise).
Next is Mike Mahoney, with an update about Falconize and ICHSA, the competition they participated in last month. Falconize placed first at Quarterfinals, and Mike will explain the process of preparing for semifinals, and how the group persevered through the changes made in the competition due to the virus outbreak.
After Mike is Megan Moriarty, with a blog about FOCUS, the album created by our very own A Cappella groups which is now streaming on all platforms, so if you get bored over this unprecedented break I suggest you give it a listen :)!
Then we have Haley Murphy, who will be writing about one of my favorite chorus traditions, Physical Warm-Ups! Haley will explain the whole process to you, but my personal favorite one we do is to the song “Classic” by MKTO.
Next up is Gabby Sherrick writing about TRI-M, an music honor society that has essentially always existed in the chorus program, but which was taken to the next level this year. Actually, taken more like five levels up. It’s pretty cool.
Stay tuned at the end of the week for a blog by the man, the myth, the legend himself, MR. JEFFREY DANIELS. Mr. Daniels recently took one of our very own chorus students to perform with the Massachusetts All-State Chorus. I don’t know much about this myself, so I’m really excited to read about it!
Keep an eye out this week for blogs by these awesome people, and don’t forget to wash your hands. See you all soon!
Katie Miraglia, class of 2022, is a member of Falconize and Deception at DHS and can be frequently seen in the school's theater productions. She is also Drum Major of the Marching Band and plays bass clarinet. She took over the Danvers High Chorus Blog for the 2021-22 school year.