The West Texas A&M University campus will be filled with the sound of music next week as high school students take part in the choir UIL Competition. It's been a year of hard work, all leading up to this moment.
Canyon High School students have been preparing for quite some time. They're hoping to leave the judges so impressed, they walk away with a trophy. Pronews 7 is featuring their hard work in this week's Region 16 Spotlight on Education.
The sound of music fills the halls at Canyon High School. That's because these choir students are working on every note to make sure their performances are flawless come Tuesday and Wednesday.
"Its a long process. Every director is their own animal its kind of interesting between all the programs. We sight read everyday from the beginning of the school year. The first 10 minutes is spent on vocal warm ups and then the next 10 minutes is sight reading and then the remaining time we dig into the repertoire," said Canyon High School Choir Director, Brandon Farren.
But for these students, a love for music makes preparing for the competition a breeze.
"I just have always had a passion for music I absolutely love just the emotional connection and the different things you can take out of the piece of music and how everyone can take a different interpretation of the music," said Canyon High School Senior, Morgan Finke.
It's that passion that's carried over into their performances.
"I feel comfortable that I can get any piece of music in the world and put it in front of the kids and get it to where its truly amazing because these are just the best kids on the planet," said Farren.
For this group, they say while a trophy would be nice, it's all about the memories.
"We have one goal all year long and finally all our hard work gets to pay off and whether that be in the form of a trophy or us just having an incredible musical experience," said Canyon High School, Ryan Land.
The choir will have three performances including a sight reading portion. They're hoping judges will give them a score of a one, the best you can get.