Selma High School Choir to host spring concert Sunday

Published 10:14 pm Tuesday, May 1, 2018

By Oniska Blevins | The Selma Times-Journal

The Selma High School Choir is having its annual spring concert Sunday, May 6 at the Selma High School auditorium at 4 p.m.

Selma High School Choir director Colin Lett said the current choir usually sings a couple of songs from previous years, adding a sense of nostalgia to the concert. However, this year the choir is adding something special to the show.

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“We are inviting the alumni back to sing with us,” Lett said.

In the past, the alumni concert was always separate from the current choir, and Lett is excited to see the collaboration this year. He said the response from alumni has been great and he is looking forward to see how many people come out Sunday.

“I’m looking forward to seeing some of my generation of the choir,” he said.

He said going from being a former choir member to now being the choir director has been a full circle moment for him.

“Some of the songs we did when I was [a student] here, I turned around and taught them,” he said.

The alumni have reunited a couple of times in the past, with one of those times being for their former director’s funeral.

“It was just like we were right back in formation,” Lett said.

Although adding alumni to the concert this year makes this concert special, Lett said the most special part of the spring concert is the senior salute. During his first year as director Lett started a tradition to do the senior salute as a farewell to the graduating seniors.

“The spring concert, in general, is always a salute to our seniors,” he said. “It’s always the last full concert they do with the choir.”

The salute is a way to show appreciation to those seniors for their hard work throughout the years and welcome them to alumni status.

Admission is $5 and all proceeds will benefit the choir’s end of the year trip.