-By Katie DeVore
The Columbus Harmony Project, a choir conducted by David Brown that promotes the involvement of individuals from different backgrounds and walks of life with community service, has paired with South High School as an after school program. The intent of the program is to help curb the bad stigmas that surround the school while engaging the students through a positive musical experience.
The South High School Harmony Project had two performances at the Southern Theater downtown on December 19th and 20th. Before the students’ performance, a short video documentary was shown about the process and hard work that the students have gone through in preparation of these performances. City Year Impact Manager, Brenda Scott, spoke within the video about the positive effects that the Harmony Project has had on the students. City Year corps members have dedicated many hours serving to support the project. Before the student choir performed, corps members were back stage prepping the students by providing pizza, refreshments and a calm atmosphere in the green room. As the students performed “We Will Rock You”, a modified version of Queen’s original, a powerful energy filled the theater.
After the performance, rapid applause rang throughout the theater. Parents hugged and friends cheered as the students walked off stage. This performance marked the beginning of a new chapter for South High School.