Five Bay Area choirs joined us for a day long Youth Choral Festival yesterday. It was a big group which, in the final tutti numbers at the concert conducted by Fred, made an amazing and beautiful sound together in Haydn, Mozart, and Shaw/Parker. Albany High School ( Mary Stocker,) American Canyon High School ( Jamie Butler,) Sequoia High School ( Othello Jefferson,) Lowell High School ( Jason Chan,) and a group from the Crystal Children’s Choir ( Karl Chang and Jenny Chiang) all arrived through a rainstorm at l0am and worked hard until 8.30pm when the concert ended. In addition to the concert, the highlight of the day is when we go back to homerooms to work with the choirs. We were all singing kids, so it’s important to us personally and collectively to encourage students who sing in choirs.