American Boychoir comes in on high note


Ally Smith, Staff Writer

The American Boychoir has left a notable experience behind for Liberty High school students.
The choir made its way to Liberty on Friday, October 23rd. Typically these concerts by such a prestigious group would cost around $2,000. However, thanks to sophomore choir member Samuel Rausch who is an alumni of the choir, the boys shared their gift of music for free.
The mission of the American Boychoir is to combine the highest training of choral music while simultaneously teaching a superior academic program.
“Sometimes the rules we have are really strict but they teach us good characteristics and good manners,” choir member Kevin Byrne said.
The American Boychoir not only helps boys advance through music but also to build strong connections and lifelong friendships.
“We are a home away from home, like a family,” Byrne said.
The strong bonds that these boys build with each other are very helpful when they are traveling on the road. The boys travel for two weeks at a time about three times a year.
“This is my first year in the touring choir and it has been amazing so far,” choir member John Teti said.
The audition process is based around a single audition that is comprised of vocalization, harmonizing, a melody/rhythm exercise and singing a simple song. The choir holds auditions after almost every concert and also accepts video auditions.
The choir is based in Princeton, New Jersey and is comprised of boys ages 8 through 14 from a multitude of different states and even countries.
Although, some of the boys may be quite young it’s clear that their singing reaches far beyond their years.
“The boys were extremely impressive for their age and I was blown away,” Liberty senior Issabelle Hayden said.
The choir not only just provided students with an outstanding concert but left them with a spark of inspiration, and showed them that no matter how old you are, you can always achieve your dreams.