Grand Island Senior High Show Choir
Ultimate Image | Future Image | Sweet Revelation
Dear Community Partner,
Thank you for your support to bring a little normal during last year’s trying times. The Grand Island Senior High Show Choirs were three of the few in the region to not only practice and safely perform during the 2020 pandemic, but to also travel to area exhibitions to showcase GISH’s amazing vocal talent.
“This year I am hopeful that we will have more of a normal year,” said Grand Island Vocal Music Director Jesse LaBrie. Normal means travel to competitions, not exhibitions, and investing in full-out costumes and choreography for the nearly 200 students in show choir – the varsity group Ultimate Image, junior varsity group Future Image, women’s choir Sweet Revelation and the show bands that perform with each show choir group.
The groups are already gathering in weekly voice camps to develop their singing and their teambuilding.
“We want them to be each other’s cheerleaders,” LaBrie said. “No matter what group they are in, they are all important and part of the whole program.”
That is something unique about music. “Every voice is important,” he said. “We don’t have starters and nonstarters.” Everyone is on the team and the whole team performs together.
Music is also a life-long skill that is good for brain development. “It includes many disciplines,” LaBrie said. “It has science, English, and math with its patterns. It has many disciplines gathered as one.”
To become one as a group, each member of the Grand Island Show Choirs is working to be coachable, to get better after each practice or performance and to support one another. “These are great life skills,” LaBrie said.
Please help in this endeavor with your continued support of music, GISH show choirs and each student.
“Investing in young people who have a desire to better themselves is a good investment,” LaBrie said.
Thank you for supporting GISH Show Choir!
Sharyl: email@example.com or (308)380-7178