Rehearsing for success

Grand Haven students are brushing up their singing skills.
Krystle Wagner
Oct 24, 2013

On Friday, Grand Haven Community Based Instruction students will take to the stage during a chorale competition at the Midtown Center in Holland.

The Grand Haven group has partnered with students from Holland, Hudsonville and Zeeland programs to perform “Zip-A-Dee Doo Dah” from Disney's “Song of the South” and John Lennon’s “Imagine.”

They will compete against teams from the Allegan Area Educational Service Agency, Kalamazoo Regional Education Service Agency, Calhoun Intermediate School District and Barry Intermediate School District. Judges will rate performances to give awards for Most Entertaining, Most Dramatic, Best Use of Movement, Most Creative and Best Overall.

This year’s judges include Laurie Boer, director of the Midtown Center, and Holland Mayor Kurt Dykstra.

Grand Haven Community Based Instruction teacher Terry Goldberg said the students have practiced their dance moves and singing since mid-September.

“The kids are having a blast," he said.

Last year, students from the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District received the Most Creative award for performing “Singing in the Rain” and “You Are My Sunshine.”

The Community Based Instruction program is for young adults, ages 18-26, who have not yet completed transition requirements and qualify for continuing special-education services through the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District.

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The singing they have are awesome. They must have rehearsed this a lot and is going to master it. - Larry Starr Sarasota


They must have to rehearsed it very well so that they can be the most progressive team in singing skills. But I'm sure it they would be, no doubts. - J. Kale Flagg

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