South’s choir goes to Disney


Jessica Carey, choir teacher, hopes to take her choir students on many more trips in the future to give them opportunities to experience traveling with music, perform in front of a wide variety of audiences, and learn from some of the best.

Ella Underwood, Editor in Chief

On Tuesday April 4, 44 choir students are taking a six day trip to Disney World for choir clinics and to partake in a magical performance.
South’s choir teacher Jessica Carey is combining her two favorite passions, music and travel, for her students to enjoy over spring break.
“It is something I did throughout high school and college, and it was a memorable experience. I know kids are excited about this, and I am excited to bring more travel opportunities to the PSHS choir,” Carey said.
The trip starts with a 20 hour coach-ride to the Disney parks the night of April 4.
“The ride there will be fun. I’m very excited to talk to people for 20 hours straight. I love people,” senior choir student and frequent Disney visitor Carter Meyers said.
The week will also be filled with many opportunities to enjoy the parks.
“We get days in the Disney parks; we are going to Epcot, Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios. We are spending a day at Universal and doing the islands of adventure,” Carey said.
Choir students are looking forward to the fun aspects of the trip.
“I’m excited to meet the princesses,” junior Kamden Peterson said.
They are also looking forward to just spending time with one another and going out to eat.
“I made reservations for us,” Meyers said.
Meyers also mentions the Haunted Mansion attraction as a favorite.
Within the trips to the parks and all the rides, the choir is lucky enough to work with Disney for choir clinics.
“They call it their sound track sessions where we get to go in and sight read popular Disney music that we hear in movies and TV shows all the time. They will work with Disney musicians and clinicians then they will record it then it will be put to one of the Disney animations,” Carey said.
After the clinics, the students have the opportunity to perform in front of a live audience.
“We are doing five songs, a jazz rendition of Celtic style music, and they are singing popular tunes from musicals such as Seize The Day from Newsies, “ Carey said.
The other song selections include the following: Found from Dear Evan Hanson, Tonight from Hamilton, All My Life by The Beatles, and The Greatest Show from The Greatest Showman.