Entertainment By Manuel Leon: Competing in the Pep and Pageantry Arts Association of Central California tournament has turned into an all-out brawl for first place for both the Granite Hills winter percussion ensemble and winter guard!
Granite Hills Choir is ready to make this year one to remember.
With few returning members and a majority of underclassmen, Choir is still prepared to make their school proud and continue on their successful streak.
“Hopefully this year will be as much fun as it was last year,” stated Valerie Luna, Senior at Granite. “Ms. Efseaff is a really amazing teacher and I know she will have some good song pieces for us to sing.”
Some songs that choir performed last year included: “Bonseaba” and “Shine on Me”.
Grizzly choir students have surpassed many of the town of Porterville’s expectations by winning three consecutive golds from CMEA (The California Association for Music Education).
“Being a third time returning member as a Senior is just absolutely amazing.” Stated Tenny Chan. “ I am excited to continue showing Porterville what type of talent comes from Granite.”
But being in choir isn’t always just about singing. Sasanna Efseaff, the Director of choir has high expectations of all her students. She expects them to all keep their grades up, be respectful and be exemplary students at Granite Hills.
“Choir is really turning out great this year,” said Winston Thao, Senior at Granite. “Most of the members now are currently underclassmen so that helps us as upperclassmen to be good role models and teach them how to properly sing and perform during performances.”
After a successful performance at Back to School Night, choir has started prepping for their upcoming shows.