McLean is in Harmony

New a Capella club starts at McLean

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McLean is in Harmony

Practice Makes Perfect!
Students practice the opening of We Are The Champions by Queen. The group is led by Nicholas Barrett and the other two students are sophomore Hollie Stephanie Dawnball and senior Nicholas Thomas.

Practice Makes Perfect! Students practice the opening of We Are The Champions by Queen. The group is led by Nicholas Barrett and the other two students are sophomore Hollie Stephanie Dawnball and senior Nicholas Thomas.

Cordelia Lawton

Practice Makes Perfect! Students practice the opening of We Are The Champions by Queen. The group is led by Nicholas Barrett and the other two students are sophomore Hollie Stephanie Dawnball and senior Nicholas Thomas.

Cordelia Lawton

Cordelia Lawton

Practice Makes Perfect! Students practice the opening of We Are The Champions by Queen. The group is led by Nicholas Barrett and the other two students are sophomore Hollie Stephanie Dawnball and senior Nicholas Thomas.

Cordelia Lawton, Reporter

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A new a cappella club officially started about two weeks ago and was created by junior Nicholas Barrett.

“I started this club because I feel like everybody should have an outlet to sing who can’t always take a choir every year and it’s just a good way to express yourself,” Barrett said. “I started this at my other school and I moved halfway through this year over to McLean and then I said if I started it there I might as well start one here too. “

The sponsor of the club is music teacher Deidra Denson. 

“If I see somebody who’s being proactive and wants to try something new and put something together that other students will enjoy and get something out of, then I want to support it,” Denson said.

The club is open to everyone of any skill level and everyone in it is enjoying it.

“I’ve always had a really strong passion for singing, but I never had the confidence in myself to do it so when I became friends with Nick and he told me he ran the group it kind of inspired me to put myself out there,” sophomore Hollie Stephanie Dawnball said. “love it.”

It is also a welcoming environment where everyone can share their ideas.

“When I started this group it’s not all about one person teaching the rest of it; it’s an all inclusive group. Everybody has ideas, everybody has thoughts, and they should all be shared with the rest,” Barrett said.

The club; however, is new and is naturally facing challenges.

“One of the biggest hurdles is finding a time for people to meet. It’s hard enough to get two or three people to meet at once much less a whole bunch of people,” Denson said.”The biggest thing is just being consistent with time and if a group is meeting regularly then that’s half the battle right there.”

Another problem is getting people to sign up.

“I think it’s been going really great,” Barrett said. “I definitely would love to get some more members. Right now my number is probably about 12 in total so I’d definitely like to get more.”

 The club is fun and they will be performing at the Spring pep rally. 

“I think that if we get more people it could definitely be a big wonderful thing,” freshman Abby Pawell said.

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