BAMS Choir prepares for upcoming Christmas Concert

41 BAMS students rehearsing to sing with the Altoona Symphony Orchestra


Jamie Forshey

Members of the ASO Choir practice three days a week to for the event.

This year Mrs. Wright is teaming up once again with middle students, the Altoona Symphony Orchestra (ASO) conductor Teresa Cheung to prepare for their annual holiday concert. It is another exciting season for the ASO because they are celebrating 85 years as a symphony, and the BAMS choir is honored to be a part of this. They will be singing a variety of Christmas songs at the Altoona Mishler Theatre on December 5th, 2015. The students in this special choir have been practicing since September 9. They practice every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during their lunch period. While eating with Mrs. Wright, they diligently practice singing their songs.  The students are excited for their concert and can’t wait to show off their singing talents.

We had the chance to interview each other about this year’s event. Here’s what we had to say:

Question: What is your favorite part of ASO?

Answer:  Our favorite part is being able to work with Teresa Cheung and Mrs. Wright.

Question: How many students are participating in ASO this year?

Answer: There is a total of 41 students participating in the choir.  

Question: How many grades are involved in ASO?

Answer:  The ASO choir is composed of students from fifth to ninth grade.

Question: How did you get involved in ASO?

Answer: To get involved with the ASO choir, Mrs.Wright looks for respectful and hardworking individuals that love to sing.

Hopefully we’ll get to see you at this year’s concert!