Chorus is back in business
November 9, 2021
Music is in the air – literally. After cancelling chorus last year due to concerns about COVID-19, students and families at Patrick M. Villano School can expect a winter and spring concert. Victoria Ioppolo is in charge of chorus and shared her feelings about its return.
“Very happy that most of the same students are in chorus this year and I’m very excited that there are new people,” Ioppolo said.
There are no solo parts in this year’s winter concert as in years past, and to keep numbers low there is no 4th grade chorus. Fifth and sixth grade students have been practicing in the mornings before school starts. Students rehearse with their masks on, however, Ioppolo isn’t certain if masks will be required at the concerts. She will look to state and federal health guidelines when making that call.
Ayla Martire is a fifth grader who is very happy that the chorus is back. She wishes more people would join.
“I love chorus, but I feel like this year there aren’t many kids,” she said.
Martire admits she’d be scared to do a solo, but she thinks chorus is a lot of fun. She thinks it helps improve her singing abilities.