By Matthew Meyer
It’s the holiday season and Christmas is coming around the corner, and for Swing Choir that just means they have to work harder than ever.
Swing Choir practices at the school every day at 7:30 A.M, an hour earlier than most students, to practice 37 Christmas Carols, including well known carols, like “The Twelve Days of Christmas” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” as well as some of the more obscure songs in different languages that you’d expect from any choir, like “O Magnum Mysterium.”
The shows themselves are taking time away from school, and it’s taking its toll on the students participating. With three gigs during school and two out of school in the time between the third and the eighth of December, it almost seems like they won’t be able to catch up.
Jacob Mayforth, a returning member of Swing Choir, said, “Last year we weren’t this busy, last year we had about two or three gigs a week, this year its more like every day. The only way that you can cope with it is too suck it up and do it.”