The Singers of Vista Make Their Mark on Campus


Choir practice

Isabella Thome, Staff writer

Over the first few months of school, the Vista del Lago High School choir class has been busy with concert after concert, continuously wowing the community with their talent and graceful voices.

On Sept. 22, the men’s portion of Vista’s choir participated in a men’s choral festival at Sacramento State. They performed with other schools, such as Folsom High School, Sacramento State, and many more.

“I thought it was a valuable experience because often the men’s sections are underrepresented, so being in a group with guy s singing was fun,” said  Lance Padilla, a member of the choir.

Then, on Oct. 10, the choir and band performed on campus in the multi for their annual Fall Concert. Again, they impressed the audience and showed off their skills taught by Elicia Carlson, the head choir teacher.

Not only does Vista have a choir filled with musical talent, also has a club that does not fail to meet high expectations. Led by Padilla, the Singers of Vista Club has women and men who are very involved in singing in and out of school.

The club meets during Flex Time to practice for local events in and out of Vista. Josh Lovell, a member of the club, says that they practice for things such as upcoming events, Open Mic Night, an event connected to CME (Contemporary Music Ensemble), and “just for fun.”

This December, the club will be going to the Alzheimer’s center to carol and sing to entertain. “I have played piano at a retirement home and it really means a lot to them,” said Padilla. Not only is it a fun thing to do together during the holidays, it also helps those with Alzheimer’s have a better Christmas.

Lovell really enjoys the club and is looking forward to singing Christmas classics such as “Silent Night” at the center.

The club has gifted members, so it comes as no surprise that they have been invited to perform at many events. Although 2017 is coming to a close, the club has a lot more planned for the upcoming year, including performing the national anthem at the school’s basketball games.