Kendyl Bolinder, @BolinderKendyl
WHS band and choir are prepping for the first concert of the school year, 7 p.m. tonight in the WHS auditorium.
The choir will perform “What About Us,” by P!nk, “What the World Needs Now is Love,” by Jackie DeShannon, and more. The main focus of the choir portion of the concert is to draw attention to the diversity in society today. Every song the choir will be singing is meant to get the audience thinking about what is good, or conversely, what is not so good in the world. “The world needs less hate and more love,” director Richard Philbrook said.
The band will perform directly after the choir. It will play several upbeat pep band songs, including arrangements of “Burn,” by Ellie Goulding, “Shut Up and Dance,” by WALK THE MOON and “Great Balls of Fire,” by Jerry Lee Lewis. The band has rehearsed these songs all year, and performed many during home football games.
“I really enjoyed learning all the songs we played this quarter, and we worked really hard on them,” sophomore Bernice Poulter said.
“We’re just gonna have fun and be the high school equivalent of a rock and roll band,” Philbrook said.