Immanuel Schools has a long-standing tradition of performing the “All Is Well” Choir Concert during the holiday season, featuring all choir members grades 7-12. The name “All Is Well” was given to this performance in honor of the song, “All is Well,” that is sung every year to wrap up the performance, and welcome you into a holiday season centered on Christ.
Immanuel School's Choral Music Department is a great program in which to be involved. The choir program, directed by Mr. Rick Robbins, has proved to be highly successful throughout the years. There are five choirs at Immanuel. There is a Junior High choir, a Men's choir, a Women's choir, a Concert choir, and the international award winning Chamber Singers. A student has the opportunity to sing with several of these choirs during their Immanuel experience.
Reedley High School offers four choir classes-Beginning Men's Choir, Beginning Women's Choir, Concert Choir, and Madrigals, all taught by Mr. Randy Lepp. Concert Choir is made up of fifty young men and women and Madrigals is a group of the top performing choir students. This year's group is made up of about eighteen students, all of whom are remarkable in their talents.
If I thought January, February, and March were bad, April is even crazier! As of now, West Side Story is over, Yearbook is over, and I have more free time after school. You would think that I would have all the time in the world right? WRONG!
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and by that I mean it's slightly cooler than normal and they're playing Christmas remixes on the radio all the time. I've always wanted a white holiday season. Looks like that wish will never come true...
In Kings River Life Magazine we like to take the opportunity to profile local teachers now and then because they truly make a difference in all of our lives and seldom get any recognition. Randy Lepp is one of those teachers who has touched the lives of so many through the years, not only as a choir teacher at Reedley High School, but also a tennis coach and at times a worship leader at Redeemer’s Church.
In the six years that my family and I have been attending Kingsburg Community Church, we have had a few different Worship Leaders. All have been very good, but little did I know how special our current leader was. He wears many different hats: Music Teacher, Choral Director, Composer, Musician, Recording Engineer and Producer to name but a few.
Music, laughter, joy, and friendship: that’s what choir is. Choir, to me, is the most fun a person can have in their 4 years of high school. You learn fun music with your friends. You make fun of Choir teacher Randy Lepp. You dance at the end of the year for the final concert. You go on trips to far away places. You meet new people. In choir you get to experience things you never would be able to otherwise.
& Kaiti Ray
This is the first in a new column that will feature news on what's happening on the local high school campuses, and events coming up during the following month. Reedley and Kingsburg High School's are featured this month!