A Spectrum Of Voices


Catherine Lysaught, staff writer

On August 22, 23, and 24th, Mill Creek’s show choir, Spectrum, held open auditions for new members for the 2017-2018 team. Spectrum is a singing and dancing performance group that attends competitions and puts on shows. Starting at 2:30 and ending at 5:30, the Spectrum auditions were broken into three different days, all with a different focus. On Tuesday, students practiced a song and auditioned for vocal parts. On Wednesday, the main focus was choreography. On Thursday, students who received callbacks were asked to perform what they had learned the two previous days.

Once results come out listing those who made this years group, practices will begin every Tuesday from 2:25 to 3:45 PM. In practices, the Spectrum group learns new dances and songs that they will later perform at their shows or competitions. “Spectrum practices are hard and they require a lot of work and dedication, but it’s completely worth it when you go on stage and perform,” said Sophomore Isabelle Nerren. Nerren was a part of Spectrum the previous school year and knows firsthand the rigor necessary for the group. Aside from long practices, Spectrum takes part in many concerts and competitions throughout the school year, ranging from the in-school concerts to a show choir competition in Orlando, FL at the end of the year.

This years auditions saw many returning faces as well as new people who were wanting to give Spectrum a try. Spectrum is a small group comprised of students who are looking to get more involved in chorus as well as get to know more people with similar interests to their own. Returning Sophomore Kendall Larson said, “I love the sense of family that I got from the group, and I loved learning the dances in rehearsal. It was the absolute best part of my week.”