Elementary-age to high school - Westside students sing together in Coronado auditorium
Described by its organizers as a “District 11 Westside Schools Choir Festival,” the 1½-hour show presented a total of 17 songs with nearly 200 student singers in all in front of a packed house.
Specific numbers were performed by Coronado's Show Choir, Chamber Choir and Bluenotes, directed by high school choir instructor Jeff Hodur; Holmes Middle School's Choirs (grades 7-8 and 6-8), directed by Candace Hahn; the West Middle School Choir, directed by David Foster; the Westside Elementary Honor Choir (with students from Chipeta, Howbert, Trailblazer and West elementaries), directed by Mark Weber; and the finale song, “Why We Sing,” with all the students (and several teachers) joining together, directed by Chipeta music teacher Shannon Glenn.
Glenn was the lead organizer. Each of the teachers practiced in the preceding weeks with the students from their respective schools. The first time all the students from the different schools came together was for a rehearsal a couple of hours before the Feb. 25 performance.
Westside Pioneer article