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Singing the Love

Chamber Choir Spreads the Valentines Day Cheer


The annual Valentine’s Day singing gram fundraiser for the Greater Latrobe choir was a great success. 

Every year, students participate by purchasing five dollar singing grams from the choir. These grams allow them to send a surprise serenade to someone special within the school.

Choir students volunteered their time to sing these grams throughout the school day, spreading love and cheer with each melody they delivered.



Photo by Maddie Snyder


Even though the choir students were not required to sing all day or at all, 20 students committed to spreading Valentine’s Day cheer to the student body all day.


The 20 students who put in the time and effort to learn and perfect the music for this singing fundraiser were all students from the Chamber Choir audition ensemble. Because of their high talent, these students were able to perform songs with complex four-part harmonies and difficult rhythms. The complexities of the music often resulted in students singing notes and rhythms different from those of their neighbors.



Besides singing, the talented musicians also learned simple choreography such as coordinated steps, snaps, drawing shapes in the air, and jazz hands.



The organized procedure that the singers followed was a simple but well-thought-out system established by senior Sarah Hoffman, president of the choir. Before entering a classroom, Hoffman would quietly announce to the group what song they were singing. Then, she would play a prerecorded audio of the starting pitches the choir would need to sing. After that, she would lead the group into the classroom and cue them to start singing.


In previous years, with the purchase of a singing gram, the recipient was guaranteed to receive a rose. However, this year, the choir handed out Serris chocolate bars instead. Shae Wiley, the PR co-captain of the choir and a sophomore, was in charge of distributing each student’s chocolate bar and Valentine’s Day card.



To enhance the experience of receiving a singing gram, the chamber choir singers were asked to dress in festive colors and accessories, adding a flair of color and theme to their performance.


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Karlee Clark
Karlee Clark, Staff Writer
Karlee Clark, a Sophomore and a brand new member of the High Post staff. She joined staff to further her love of writing and also looks forward to the opportunities that come with being a staff member. Her main hobbies include music, reading, writing, and leadership. She is a member of the Greater Latrobe chamber choir, wind ensemble, treble ensemble, pep band, and drama club where she participates in the spring musicals every year, she shares her love of music and performing with the people she loves through things like, shows, concerts, and caberts. She is also a defensive specialist for the Greater Latrobe JV Volleyball team, she adores the team aspect and the inside jokes and fun times she shares with her team. Her main passion in life is leadership, she displays this through participation in the lighthouse leadership team where she collaborates with peers to make a difference in her school community. She was a teacher nominated member of the Future Ready Leaders Team, she has also been a student council representative since elementary school. This year she had been granted the opportunity to hold an officer position in student council as head manager of the Greater Latrobe Student Store.  She also loves to learn new things, she loves to read both fictional novels and nonfiction articles as much as she can in her little free time. But also furthers her knowledge of the environment as an active member of the Envirothon team. As active and busy she is in her school she is no stranger to her community and jumps on any opportunity to volunteer and make herself useful as a leader in her neighborhood. One of her favorite clubs at Greater Latrobe High School is the forensics team. Commonly known as Speech and Debate Karlee loves every aspect of what the forensics team does. As a freshman she competed all year with a persuasive essay that she held close to her heart and that meant alot to her, in mid march she qualified for the State competition and had an amazing time, she made many friends and built strong relationships with many people. This year she is switching to competing in the poetry category and is hopeful to make it just as far if not further in the State competition with her selected poetry arrangement.

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