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March 11, 2014

Confidence on stage, humility off stage

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"I didn't take vocal music my freshman year, but I took Preludes my sophomore year. They talked me into auditioning for show choir," said Marcus O'Brien. "Now I'm in my third year, and it's been a blast. I wouldn't change it for the world."

At the end of the last school year, Sudden Impact! lost 16 senior boys to graduation. Finding replacements meant refilling half the spots in the choir with new people.

"I was the guitarist last year (for Sudden Impact!), and I really enjoyed it. I just joined Meistersingers this year and the show choir needed guys, so I auditioned," said Dylan Miller.

They will be in the same situation next year as several senior girls will have graduated.

"First, they become a better musician and performer. They're pushing our program to do better in other things, too," Vasconez said. "And I want them to be part of something bigger than themselves, to get out of the community and see what's out there."

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