POINT PLEASANT — The Point Pleasant Senior High Show Ensemble is set to travel to Universal Studios in Florida to perform.
The show ensemble is formed of 43 students from the PPHS choir and jazz bands to showcase their ability in singing, dancing, and playing instruments.
Students must audition in order to be a member of the showcase, and then they have to stay after school for rehearsals in preparation for the shows. This group travels both in and out of state, going as far as Universal Studios where they will perform on the main stage by the entrance, where visitors to the park will be able to hear them perform.
In order to perform at Universal Studios, an audition video had to be sent in and selected. The group has prepared songs including: “Long Train Running, Sweet Dreams, Broken Wings, Shining Star, Get On Your Feet, Dream On, Living On A Prayer” and “Under Pressure.” Some of these will be performed by soloists, some by dancers, and others by the whole group. According to Director Crystal Hendricks,
“The group was formed to showcase the kids’ talents and for them to have fun with music,” Director Crystal Hendricks said.
Last year the group performed at Disney, mixing fun and music in one trip. The funds for the ensemble to travel like they do, comes from fundraisers and profits from shows put on by the music department at PPHS.
“We would like to thank the community for supporting the music department, from buying from our fundraisers to coming to concerts,” Hendricks said.
The ensemble will be performing in Florida on June 6, and will spend several days exploring the area and visiting Cocoa Beach and Universal Studios. In charge of the ensemble are Hendricks, Ben Loudin, and Chip Hendricks.
Reach Morgan McKinniss at 740-446-2342 ext 2108.