Choir holding virtual banquet


Photo by Yasmin Haq

Hawkapella performs at the first Hawk Culture Festival.

Choir will broadcast its end of the year banquet on YouTube May 17 at 5:30 p.m. to make up for canceled events. 

“That’s where we honor our seniors and we recognize the accomplishments that the kids have done both as individuals and in combined ensemble efforts,” choir director Alexander Carr said. “It looks a little different this year because we didn’t get to go to UIL or compete at Festival Di Voce, so there’s not the big ‘choir trophies’ to recognize at [the] banquet, but the other stuff is still there.”

Seniors are also learning music for their senior song, “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa, which usually takes place during the spring show. They plan to put the song together digitally and release a virtual performance.

“Our last show, the spring show, is the one where all the seniors are recognized, so not having it is kind of sad,” choir vice president Leah Joseph said. “But, I think everyone really wants to make the virtual version work, so I think it makes up for what we don’t have.”

The officers are also working on putting together a performance of the alma mater and releasing it on all social media platforms.

“I’m most excited to see how our virtual songs we’re putting together are going to turn out,” Joseph said. “That’s going to be interesting because we’ve never done it before.”

Carr said he is trying to make up for the canceled events online so seniors have a chance to be recognized. Seniors also had the opportunity to submit senior solos.

“Seniors look forward to so many things, and we as teachers get to do the senior activities every year,” Carr said. “There’s just nothing like it when you are a senior and it’s important for the well-being of our kids.”