If you've been to a football or basketball game in the last four years, you've felt the excitement, the adrenaline, the rush of DCHS students defending and defeating the "enemy"! What a thrill to experience those feelings with our students!
Tonight I had the opportunity to experience those feelings again, but they weren't on a field or court. They were on the DCHS Performing Arts Center stage! If you have never attended a performance by any of our choruses you have missed an amazing experience! It's all there, the "agony of defeat," the "thrill of victory;" through song, these students bring you every single emotion you experience at a sporting event and then some! For many years I have attended these concerts and that is exactly what I have felt like I am attending...a concert. I want to stand and cheer, turn on my cell phone light and sing along (if I actually know the words).
Our chorus teachers are as amazing as our coaches - they are loved and revered just like coaches and it is impressive to hear what they have "coached" these young voices to do. Kevin Woody, Dawson County Schools Teacher of the Year, "coaches" the Junior High chorus, and Spencer Wright, the DCHS chorus. These men seem to live and breathe singing and have instilled this in their students.
I know the arts aren't for everyone, just like sports aren't, but if you've never attended a concert, you should. Without a doubt, you will be left in awe!