At around 10:30 on October 12 twenty six Hoover Choir and Orchestra students along with twelve chaperons set out for a great time in New York City on a charter bus with choir teacher Anna Lee and orchestra teacher Lisa Fried and some parents. The classes usually take trips every other year depending on how many people are interested in it. The last three trips have been to New York. Students had fun and learned from their experience in the city.
“Learning occurs outside the school and outside the state. It’s good for the students to get out-of-state. Not just from a musical perspective but to see the world.” principal Doug Wheeler said.
The trip was exciting for many of the students that went.
“I had so much fun.” junior Bailey Wood said.
The students and their chaperons did many things while in the city.
“We went to Chinatown and we went to Times Square and we went to two Broadway shows and they were amazing,” Wood said. “Shopping in Chinatown, it was awesome, everything was cheap.”
“We saw two Broadway shows, an NBC tour, Top of the Rock, 9/11 Memorial, the choir students did a workshop with a Broadway artist, we visited Times Square and we were supposed to go to Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty but we missed it when our bus broke down.” Lee said.
“(We) shopped, saw two Broadway shows and saw the World Trade Center.” sophomore Hailey Soady said.
Memories were made for the students who went to the Big Apple.
“Seeing behind the scenes of Saturday Night Live. Spending times with my friends and seeing all of the attractions.” Soady said.
“Broadway, I loved it. I cried at the beginning of Lion King.” Wood said.
Some of the students think there should be more trips like the one to New York.
“I think there should be a ton more trips like this.” Wood said.
The trip seemed to have gone well for those who went.
“I think it was good fun for the students, we had no problems except for the bus breaking down.” Lee said.