Men’s Ensemble attends first field trip

Men’s Ensemble performed at California State University Fullerton (CSUF) TTBB Festival Saturday, Oct. 19.

Arriving at CSUF at 8 a.m., Men’s Ensemble learned three different songs, “Bound for Jubilee” by Joyce Elaine Eilers, “Yellow Bird” by Walton Music Corporation and “Tshotsholoza” by Young People’s Chorus of New York City. 

“Before getting up on stage, we were confident but some of us were nervous,” freshman Bryce Tang said. “I think we did really [well], and we did the best we could.”

At 5 p.m., the choir finally performed the pieces of music they learned alongside other high schools. In addition, Men’s Ensemble also performed a piece by themselves called “Goodbye, My Coney Island Baby” by Les Applegate. 

“We tuned pretty well and sounded good,” freshman Kian Chou said. “I feel like [this year] is going to be pretty good.”

The performance gave Men’s Ensemble an opportunity to experience what it was like to perform in a surrounding other than the usual stage at the Performing Arts Center. 

“It was really cool because we haven’t been in an area with such good sound quality, and it was just a bunch of guys singing so it was an interesting experience,” junior Richard Kim said. “I think we’re going to feel more confident [for future performances] because we’re more used to it and know what to expect.”

By Freda Lei, Staff writer
Photo courtesy of Lisa Lopez