The Coast News Group

Oceanside High School choirs celebrate great year

OCEANSIDE — The choirs at Oceanside High School invite the community to its final performance of Soundwaves Show Choir 2019 at the Choir Pop Show, “Broken Machine” at 7 p.m. May 29 and May 30 at 1 Pirates Cove Way.

The Show Choir is celebrating three first-place wins with Superior ratings, two best overall choir Showmanship awards, and one overall best Musicianship award, as well as best performer nods to students Natalie Musgrove, Sapphire Taylor, and Kaula Moody. There are so many students interested in participating in show choir that Soundwaves will now have a sister choir, High Seas. Soundwaves is choreographed by Dominic Matas, and High Seas will be choreographed by Susia Ruddell. The traditional Concert Choir at OHS received straight Superior ratings at both competition festivals.

The Beginning Level Chorus ensemble brought home an Excellent rating, even though most of the students in this group have never sung in a choir before. The beginner’s choirs will also be featured at the Pop Show, and all choir groups will combine to perform our grand finale “Bohemian Rhapsody,” with choreography by Dominic Matas, and accompanied by a student rock band.

Students this year also completed a music composition project, using “bandlab,” a free web-based music composition website. They were required to include a portion of live recorded sound within their composition, and these compositions will be streamed through the Performing Arts Center, prior to the Pop Show concert May 30.