Choirs Showcase Their Skills At Festival

Four Wentzville School District schools perform at annual music event


Amanda Yoder

The LHS chamber choir performs during the Festival of Choirs event.

Liz Hayes, Reporter

Multiple Wentzville School District choirs put their talents on display at the annual Festival of Choirs on Oct. 20 in the auditorium. This event hosted choirs from Prairie View Elementary, Discovery Ridge Elementary, Frontier Middle, and of course, Liberty, to perform in front of friends and family. 

The festival is a good opportunity to show everyone what they’ve been working on for the first quarter of the school year.

“It’s like we all start somewhere,” sophomore Aiyana Walker said. “And it kind of shows the gradual process of what you can do with lots of practice and hard work.”

Choir isn’t just a place for students to sing, but to also be part of a team.

List of schools that attended the Festival of Choirs at Liberty. (Festival of Choir program)

“Choir is so important to me,” Walker said. “It helps me cope with lots of different things. I can sing and I feel like being a part of that kind of team I guess. It is really important because we’re all doing our own part.” 

While singing might not sound difficult, it’s harder than you think.

Sophomore Kennedy LeMaster has been in choir for five years now and she has enjoyed the experience; but also says “it’s hard work.”

The songs in the festival were songs such as “Together Again” by Teresa and Paul Jennings, “Ubi Caritas” by Ola Gjeilo, and “Do the Right Thing” by our very own choir director Mr. Datz.

“I chose these songs because they were special to my singers and I knew they wanted one last opportunity to sing them before we put them away and started learning music for our winter concert,” Datz said. “I was especially pleased with how the final song, ‘We Are Warriors,’ came together – all the choir students at Prairie View, Discovery Ridge, Frontier, and Liberty stood and sang this inspiring anthem of resilience in difficult times.” 

Not only did all three Liberty choirs perform, but also the elementary and middle schools too.

“For this festival specifically, it was to have a really good performance so that the little kids like had something good to look up to,” Walker said.