Senior Spotlight

Each week we will be featuring a new set of senior choir members.


JOCELYN WEINBERG

My name is Jocelyn Cecile Weinberg, and I am the daughter of my two loving parents, Bill and Julie Weinberg. I have been in the choir program for four years, starting as a freshman in Accents, then switching to Debtones as a sophomore, where I have been a member for the past three years and a section leader for the past two. I absolutely love being a Debtone; I have made some of my best memories as a part of this amazing group of girls. I am not sure I could choose a favorite memory out of my three years of competing with the Debs—there have been so many moments that I will never forget—but one memory that sticks out to me is from my Junior year when we were forced to watch awards virtually. We couldn’t be in the auditorium, anxiously waiting for the awards to be announced as a full choir, so the girls in tech crew all got together and watched awards together. Celebrating together after we found out that we had won was one of the best feelings. I have also been a member of CG Singers for the past two years, where I have gotten to experience a different side of competitive choir. While what we do in CG Singers is different from Debtones, I still love it just as much and enjoy competing in such a talented group. After I graduate, I hope to attend college to study engineering. I have yet to decide what discipline of engineering I will focus in, but I am interested in either civil engineering or biomedical engineering. I can not wait to see what the future holds for me, and I am so thankful for the impact that choir has had on my life for the past four years and the community it has given me.


TYLER WILLIAMS

My full legal name is Tyler Jacob Williams. My parents are Kerry and Amy Williams, and I have one sibling, my sister, Kelsey Williams. I have been in choir since fourth grade, excluding fifth grade, and I have assisted this choral program for four years. I have been in three, technically four, choral groups since my freshman year, which are: Surround Sound, Sound System, CG Singers, and Sh’boom. I would have to say my favorite choir memory is when I went to New York City with CG Singers my Sophomore year, and the entire time there we could not use Jackson Lee’s mom’s phone for directions, because it would always lead us in the wrong direction. That trip as a whole was incredible as well. I honestly could tell so many stories about my time in the choir department, but I don’t have enough room on this paper to write them down. I plan to attend a four-year university, where I will major in Zoology and still pursue music in a choral aspect. I would first and foremost like to thank my grandpa, Greg, because had it not been for him taking me to all the Christmas and competition shows he could, I would have never even thought of joining choir. I thank my family as a whole for being very supportive of my passions and being as invested as they have always been towards me being in choir. I would like to thank all my seniors, who came before me and shaped me into who I am today. I thank Charlie Metzger for greatly improving my voice and how to improve my singing technique. I thank Mr. Sanders for being a big advocate of mine, as well as Mr. Andy Haines for naming me Sparkles, a high honor for Sound System men, my junior year. Finally, I would like to thank my choral directors, Jennifer Dice, Jared Norman, and Greg Sanders, for all doing your absolute best to make every year a fun, successful, and triumphant one.CG Singers, and Sh’boom. I would have to say my favorite choir memory is when I went to New York City with CG Singers my Sophomore year, and the entire time there we could not use Jackson Lee’s mom’s phone for directions, because it would always lead us in the wrong direction. That trip as a whole was incredible as well. I honestly could tell so many stories about my time in the choir department, but I don’t have enough room on this paper to write them down. I plan to attend a four-year university, where I will major in Zoology and still pursue music in a choral aspect. I would first and foremost like to thank my grandpa, Greg, because had it not been for him taking me to all the Christmas and competition shows he could, I would have never even thought of joining choir. I thank my family as a whole for being very supportive of my passions and being as invested as they have always been towards me being in choir. I would like to thank all my seniors, who came before me and shaped me into who I am today. I thank Charlie Metzger for greatly improving my voice and how to improve my singing technique. I thank Mr. Sanders for being a big advocate of mine, as well as Mr. Andy Haines for naming me Sparkles, a high honor for Sound System men, my junior year. Finally, I would like to thank my choral directors, Jennifer Dice, Jared Norman, and Greg Sanders, for all doing your absolute best to make every year a fun, successful, and triumphant one.