Photo Credits to Roman Brady
Over spring break, members of the East Forsyth Madrigals and Caprice joined forces with the choir at Glenn High School to compete at Orlandofest in Orlando, Florida. Together, East and Glenn formed the Kernersville Showcase Choir.
While in Florida, the students and chaperones got to spend a total of three days in Universal Studios and one day at Wet n’ Wild. In order to make this trip possible the students had to fund raise, and they did that by selling chocolate and citrus fruits. The fundraisers were very successful and helped lower the price of the trip tremendously.
Now, one might think that with the East and Glenn being rival schools, the students would not have gotten along and the rivalry would have continued throughout the trip, but that was not the case. Brooke Ramsey (’15) said, “It was nice to get to sing with Glenn’s concert choir for a change instead of competing against them. I’m glad we managed to all get along and in the end were able to work together and receive a superior rating on our performance.”
When asked what the best part about the trip was, Keiron Moorman (’16) said, “The bonding experience in the park and hotel that we had was amazing. At first, I thought the rivalry was going to get the better of us and cause us to not get along, but we ended up getting really close and lots of new friendships were made. I would love to do it again!”
Mr. Brady, the choir director at East Forsyth said, “I had many favorite parts about the trip, but my most favorite would probably be the rollercoasters in Universal because I’m a big rollercoaster fanatic. I also enjoyed getting the opportunity to learn more about students outside of the classroom. When asked if he thought East will ever join forces again with Glenn, Mr. Brady said, “Yes, I would love to do it again!”
After four days in Florida, the Kernersville Showcase Choir returned home with two first place trophies, one to be stored at East Forsyth, and the other to be stored at Glenn, and yes the rivalry may continue in sports, but it appears it will no longer continue with the choirs.