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Seniors sing their way to the stage

Acapella ignites at Ola through 22 new talented members.

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Cassie Mills and Grace McGaha harmonized. Both girls love chorus and love to sing.

Kayley Boan, Literary Magazine Editor

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This year, the first acapella group at Ola High will be introduced all on the hopes and determination of three seniors; Cassie Mills, Lavaun Thompson, and Grace McGaha.

Auditions were held last week and they accepted 22 members, all ranging from freshmen to seniors.

“I’m excited for [the new members] to get to experience a club because some of them, they’ve never been in an acapella type club before and for them to be able to experience the fun and the magic that happens when everything works together,” exclaimed McGaha. Her role in the club is singing, arranging music, and beatboxing.

This club is all based off of the sounds the members make with their mouths and body, no instruments are aloud. Not only are they doing this, but they are also entering into a competition to compete against other groups in Tennessee.

“We started it because we didn’t really have a chorus club or a singing club, and glee club would be hard because we’d have to have a band that would come with us everywhere…We make all the sounds coming from our body or our mouth, we have no instruments on stage and we sing a bunch of different songs, we do like melodies of different songs,” said Thompson, who is really hoping to be able to travel to Tennessee.

For them to be able to compete in the competition, they have to submit a video by Dec. 1. Practices will start next week to prepare for this video.

“We have really cool choreography, but in order for the choreography to work we have to get the music on point. It’s a whole process,” said Mills. One song they are really thinking about using is “Pray You Catch Me” by Beyoncé.

“This is my senior year, it’s my last opportunity to do something that’s different and I just want to put a different kind of name on Ola, like to change the way people think about chorus,” said Mills.

All three of the seniors are running the club themselves and each of them are very excited to start creating.

 

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