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MCL Vocal Clinic

Choir
 During a break, the choir students had fun and relaxed in the cafeteria before going out to sing at the MCL Clinic in Ellis on November 6.

By Michael Knight
The TCHS choir had the privilege of attending the MCL Vocal Clinic in Ellis on November 6. Six schools attended the clinic: Ellis, Hill City, Oakley, Plainville, Stockton, and Trego.

The director of the clinic was Assistant Professor of vocal music at Dodge City Community College, Kerry J. Kuplic. Kuplic’s accompanist was Trego choir teacher Kathy Jamison.

Each choir sang two songs. Trego sang “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” and “Home.” For the finale, all schools came together in a mass choir to sing “Under Winter Moon,” “Ose Shalom,” “Stars I Shall Find,” and “Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel.”

Senior Valerie Scott commented on how the vocal clinic went.

“The clinic went very well. We spent several hours practicing for the concert, and the outcome was well worth the time since the mass choir sounded awesome. All the individual schools’ pieces sounded great as well.”

 

 

 

 

Knowing the performance date is fast approaching, students are hard at work rehearsing their lines and songs for Last Chance High.

Last Chance High

The TCHS CHOIR will present the musical Last Chance High Friday, November 10 and Saturday, November 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the TCHS auditorium.

The wild gang of misfits from Public School Maximum Security refer to their school as Last Chance High, and it’s a very fitting name. Bronco Ranchwear, played by Bernard Giefer, is the gung-ho principal who terrorizes both students and faculty alike. Just as torturous is the cafeteria scene, where the Bag Lady “dietician,” played by senior Codi Bliss, creates unusual menus. When preppy students from San Fernando Valley arrive, they protest that they’ve been sent to the wrong place because of a computer error. They’re horrified to discover the doors are locked--nobody can get in or out! There’s only one thing to do--Breakout!

Other seniors participating in this musical comedy are Cassidi Hickson (Evelina Culpepper), Ranchwear’s secretary who has her hands full trying to deal with Ranchwear. Also Student Teachers Grace’ Glatz (Nina Nolan) and Autumn Maskrid (Lydia Colgate) are sent to the wrong school, Last Chance High, and have many things to deal with. Valerie Scott (Fabiola Buena Vista) is an investigative reporter, checking out some strange activities at this school. Michael Knight (Jaws) and Kayla Stefan (Thelma) are part of the wild student bunch, and Jayden Goff is Mrs. Tadpole (Janitor) and a Girl Scout.

Join these seniors, as well as the other TCHS Choir members for this funny, zany musical comedy on November 10 and November 11. Tickets are $4 for students and $5 for adults.