BY RHYS WEAVER
A new addition to Show Choir has been implemented, and it is all men. Put together by choir director, Mr. Robert Hodo, Men’s Ensemble was created as an all men’s show choir club that will accompany Platinum FX in competitions.
Men’s Ensemble provides new aspects to show choir as well as different experiences from Platinum FX. The obvious difference is the male-exclusive roster of students that make up the group that differs from the multi-gender Platinum FX. New moves and choreography are taught within the group, making the men’s performances feel new and exciting. The sounds are deeper, the movements look more masculine, and the boys can cooperate easily with one another, especially because many have experience from Platinum FX.
The Platinum FX experience has its own redeeming qualities too of course. The group is comprised of both genders rather than just males, and its list of talented singers and dancers shines brightly with every performance, lighting up the stage. “Platinum FX isn’t just about dancing,” Sophomore Ian Sanchez said, “It becomes a second family that you work with and become friends with. You grow to love not just the moves or the songs. It’s the whole experience that makes it Platinum FX.”
With the addition of Men’s Ensemble, the men involved in Platinum FX will have new opportunities to compete against other men’s show choir groups in the valley. This makes practice and performances more exciting when it comes to the normal routine of Platinum FX. “Show choir is a great experience,” Sanchez said, “but Men’s Ensemble is different, which is why I joined. I just love competing, singing, and dancing, so I was like ‘Hey, might as well join so I can do more of what I love.’” Men’s Ensemble makes way for a group of guys that are passionate about show choir and want to do more with their talents.
The opportunity to get involved in Men’s Ensemble is still available if a student feels like they have enough passion and talent and are willing to participate they can stop by the choir room, room 279, to let Hodo know that they would like to join the club. Students can also attend any performances held by Platinum FX or Men’s Ensemble starting on the 25th and 26th of October.