Choir students visit Orlando

Students from the Friendswood High School Choirs traveled to Florida during Spring Break to participate in a “Disney Sings” workshop at Epcot on Sunday, March 13.

Performers experienced the exhilaration and the demands of being a professional performer as they prepared music for a soundtrack recording session. During the program, the group recorded a song and voiceovers from a Disney’s, The Lion King soundtrack in a fast-paced recording studio environment.

The students, and choir directors Janwin Overstreet-Goode and Mike Tyer, are pictured at Epcot just prior to the workshop.

Performers also examined the skills, attitudes and priorities required for vocal performance excellence as they learned vocal techniques to improve diction and produce unified vowel sounds using 3 and 4 part music, developed better breath control through good posture, examined varied musical styles and how different vocal production techniques are required in the music industry, discovered proven audition tips that will increase their chances of success and learned the music and basic choreography from a real Disney production number.

While in Florida, the choirs also spent a day at Disney’s Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios. The choirs also visited Universal Studios and Universal Studio’s Islands of Adventure.

The students, along with directors Janwin Overstreet-Goode and Mike Tyer, and eleven parents, left early on Saturday morning, March 12, and returned to Friendswood on Wednesday evening, March 16.