CONNEAUT — Before Conneaut students’ spring break, the high school choir and band members opened up the wonderful world of Disney to their audience.
On March 27 and 28, the Conneaut High School choir put on an excellent performance at their annual cabaret. Both the women’s and men’s choir, concert choir, and show choir performed the songs from a variety of Disney movies including, but not limited to, Peter Pan, Mulan, Beauty and the Beast, Pocahontas, and the newest Disney addition, Frozen. The program ran from 7 to 9 p.m. in the CHS cafeteria and included solos, small group and full cast performances, along with a few comical intermissions from Kyra Cobb, Scott Gerdes, and Michaela Rogers. More than 150 people from around the county were part of the audience, and many of the younger children dressed up as their favorite Disney characters.
“Cabaret was a great opportunity for our Music Department to put on a large-scale production and for all of us to have fun doing it,” said Lauren Horwood, a senior member of show choir.
Not only was the Disney theme a major part of the choir’s cabaret, but it also played a large part in the CHS band, drill team, and majorette’s spring break as well. During Conneaut’s week-long vacation, the CHS band students traveled by bus to Disney World in Orlando, Fla. From March 29 to April 2, almost every band student had the opportunity to travel across the country to experience the magic of Disney. Students enjoyed seeing the Cinderella Castle, posing for a picture in front of Sorcerer Mickey’s Hat, riding the rides and meeting their favorite Disney characters.
“It was truly a magical experience and a dream come true. The fireworks show and seeing the different kingdoms were definitely the best parts in my eyes,” said Samara Griggs, senior band member and brass section leader.