More kids wanted for ‘Relay for Life’ choir

While the initial practice on Saturday drew 18 boys and girls, organizers are looking for more young people to get involved in a choir that will sing during the opening ceremonies of the “Relay for Life” here June 16.
Diane Maxey, who’s directing the choir along with Louise Kahler, said Monday that the last chance for interested singers to get involved will be at the choir’s next practice this Saturday (May 13) at 10 a.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church (1105 Scott St.)
“It’s looking awesome so far. But I want to do some [two-part harmonies] and would like to have a little more strength,” noted Maxey, adding five of the 18 singers currently committed to the choir are boys.
“The first practice went great. It’s shaping up quite well,” she added. “We’re probably going to do five songs, and they already learned three in that first hour.”
Maxey said she’d like to see 10 or more children aged seven-14 come out for this second choir practice as she’d like to get them involved in rehearsals with plenty of time prior to the event.
Future practices will continue to be held Saturday mornings at the Zion Lutheran Church. They run about an hour.
Maxey noted this choir will be a sort of prelude to what she plans to get off the ground next year—a permanent children’s community choir—and is a good jumping-on point for young singers who will want to be part of that.
More details about the performance will be available closer to the “Relay for Life.”
Those interested in singing, or parents with questions, can contact Maxey at 274-7309.