Chesterton Show Choir Performing in Thanksgiving Day Parade

The CHS Show Choirs got the opportunity to perform live on mock-television!

Grae Stockhausen, News Section Editor

On Thanksgiving, the Chesterton Show Choirs got the opportunity to dance in the parade, dancing to the tune of “We’re All In This Together” from High School Musical.

Miss Morris, the choir director, applied for a spot in the performance line-up and was able to snag a top spot in the morning for the Drifters and Sandpipers, who performed.

“Honestly when I was quarantined at the beginning of the year, I received an email about it and thought ‘this may be a cool experience for the kids’ so I pulled together an audition video and completed the questionnaire – thinking it was a long shot to be selected, but totally surprised (in a good way) when I got the acceptance email,” Morris explained. 

The Show Choirs had a blast and got to enjoy Millenium Park while sipping on Starbucks as they waited for their performance to start. The performance wasn’t mandatory for all students, so those who felt confident in their performance of “We’re All In This Together” and wanted to spend their Thanksgiving morning in Chicago attended the event. 

“It was so much fun to see all of the kids perform their hearts out on State Street! It was such a neat experience from my perspective, I hope all of the kids felt the same way!” Miss Morris added.

The parade is held from 8:00 am to 11:00 am and is performed annually, produced, and put on by the Chicago Festival Association. There are floats, giant inflatable balloons, and marching bands. In the beginning, there are performances happening that aren’t walking in the parade, just performing in a closed-off area for a group of people who paid for those tickets.