It was a good turnout for a first-time event.
Carthage High School choir teacher Katie Crigger was pleased with the 45 youth that came to the kids camp on Saturday. With the help of about 60 high schoolers in Soundwave and Suite Sounds, Crigger hosted a learning event for young, aspiring singers and dancers. Majority of her crowd was third and fourth graders, and the rest were between fifth and sixth grade.
“I plan on this turning into an annual event,” Crigger said. “Other schools in the area have events like these, and I thought, 'why not?' Get the kids fired up about music and events at the high school. And what better way than to get them in it? Get them singing and dancing.”
Program-wide Crigger has 140 high schoolers, about 75 of which are in her performing choirs. Competing with the recent snow days, and sharing her students with sports and other activities, Crigger said she was happy to be able to host the kids camp.
On tap for the CHS show choirs: The annual Soundfest will take place Feb. 22 in the auditorium and the gymnasium of the Carthage Junior High School. The event will start at 8 a.m., and tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for kids (all day passes). Finals will begin at 6 p.m., for the 30 competing choirs. This the biggest fundraiser of the year for the vocal music department at CHS.