Chorus members set to travel to Disney

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photo credit: Express Monorail via photopin cc

By Coral Consylman

It’s close to the time when Penn Manor High School’s orchestra and chorus members go on a week trip to perform for a crowd. This year is Disney World. The Disney trip happens every three years and the trip is for fun and a chance to sing in front of a big and new crowd of people.

“Performing in Disney is an exciting experience for high school students,” said chorus teacher Lauren Forbes. “It provides them with an opportunity to share their talents with a large audience outside of the traditional Penn Manor High School auditorium setting.”

The chorus will sing on Thursday, April 18 at Downtown Disney, but begin their journey in the Animal Kingdom. The rest of the trip they may go where they please as long as they stay in Disney World.

The 95 people including chaperones have spent about a year raising money for the trip. The fundraisers that helped pay for each individuals trip were Mary Kay, Joe Corbi’s Pizza, christmas wreaths, Bender Bingo, chicken bbq and subs.

Some of the members going are first timers, while others are revisiting.

“I’m really excited! I haven’t been to Disney in awhile. I’m excited to sing there cause it’s a new experience I will have.” said Patience Burd, a senior who is an active chorus member.

While others are excited to see new attractions, some are ready for a brand new experience.

“I have never been there, so it will be a new experience.” says Hanna Eichelman, a ninth grader and a first timer for Disney.

The week-long trip will be from April 16-21, 2013.