MHS choir drops first CD, celebrates with two concerts

“We’ve done everything on our own and it was a huge learning experience for us,” said Kameesha Lane, a 2009 graduate of McNary who is back working with the choir as a producer of the show. “We run our rehearsals, we put on the shows and I don’t think everyone realizes how much we do on our own.” Choir members have been working on various aspects of the CD since last spring both rehearsing the tracks in class and performing them in various studios in the Salem area. “It was a lot of laying down the same things over and over again trying to get the right sound,” said Sam Uelkerr, the jazz choir’s lead guitarist. “It’s been a little bit more professional than my previous times in the studio and the Marigold Studios where we were at was really awesome.” “It was crazy to see how everything worked and how it all comes together,” added Tabitha White. “It was really intense.” While putting the music together in the studio was a highlight for all involved, it also opened up their eyes to the many opportunities available in the music field. “Before going into the studio, drumming was a hobby, but now it seems like it could be a career path and taken farther than just drumming in my school,” said Beau Brightwell. “It was amazing to see how...

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