What value does choir hold for my future?
Music has had a role in the education of every student in every society & culture. Long after other things have vanished, civilizations are long remembered for their arts, including music. This suggests that whatever your eventual career or life course, studying music contributes to being a well-rounded person. It can also provide a source of personal joy & pleasure available to you throughout your life.
Since your voice is always a part of you, vocal study is one of the most practical things you can do. As part of choir, you will have learned to use it properly & take care of it, so that throughout your life you will have the knowledge to speak with greater quality & clarity, be more comfortable in front of people, participate in college, community, or church choirs, be involved in musical theatre, & acquire a more mature appreciation of the arts.
The College Board & most selective schools recommend school music study - some even require it - no matter your vocational or academic goals.
Some of you may want to make music your life’s work. Some Horn Lake students have been accepted as college music majors & all of these have received scholarships. Other HLHS students are not music majors, but are participating in choir in college & benefiting from music scholarships & the enjoyment of being part of a group. There are HLHS choir alums singing at NWCC, Itawamba CC, Williams Baptist College, the U of Memphis, U of Mississippi, Mississippi State, U of Southern Miss, & Florida State University.