“We lost a lot of good people from last year, especially guys, so I was nervous,” choir director and advisor for Knightsound Lorraine Smith said. “Everyone stepped up this year, they’re a family, they take care of each other. That’s as helpful to their singing as anything I teach them musically.”
Smith believes that it’s the connection between everyone in the group that leads them to work together successfully. With a difference of age and experience, they all come together. Their main focus for the last month was on the the Spring Concert which was held on May 9 in the FHN auditorium. They had a short time to learn their songs, but the overall consensus of the group is that they pulled it off without a hitch. Some of the songs that they performed at the concert included “She goes shopping for Gucci” by Larry Nick, “Living on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi, and “Lucky” by Jason Mraz.
“I felt like it went very well,” Knightsound performer, Sam Renda said. “It was great for our last concert.”
Knightsound’s last competition was State Choir at Holt High School on April 6. On a scale of one to five, the team received the highest possible score of one, and a Superior Award for their performance.
“I felt overjoyed, and so grateful that we were able to receive such a great rating,” Renda said.
The last time Knightsound will perform this year will be at graduation. They’ve been working considerably hard on the song that will tie the senior class together .
“The choir is going to sing Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield,” Smith said. “ We were just looking around for something fun and contemporary and someone suggested it, so we listened to it and found a cool choir arrangement.”