Arilyan Steenblock, a 6th grader at Panorama Middle School, has secretly been practicing the song she’ll sing for the upcoming school talent show for years. She sings a song called “One Day” with her eight-year-old brother Brody at home for fun. Now, she’ll finally debut the song publicly, but she’ll have a new partner. She’s put her trust in a friend to help her win the $100 prize that’s on the table March 15. The talent show, which will be held at the high school auditorium at 7 p.m. March 15, will feature a variety of acts including singers, saxophone players at and least one french horn player. The acts are competing for prize money. It will cost $5 for adults to attend and $3 for students to attend the show. Chris Helm, vocal music instructor at the school, said the variety show is mostly just for fun. The school has hosted a pops concert in the past, Helm said, but it turned into mostly vocal acts. He’s hoping the talent show will encourage other students to participate, too. Jose Arganbright, a senior, said she’s planning to sing a solo – although she hasn’t picked a song yet – at the show. “I think it’s just a good experience,” she said about participating.
Tate Kunze, a sophomore, has also agreed to sing a song.
“I like singing because I’m friends with a lot of people who sing now,” Kunze said. “It motivates me to keep going and I’ve been able to do the musicals for the last couple of years.”
You might remember Kunze from his roles as “Jack” in Into the Woods and “Lumiere” in Beauty and the Beast.
“I’ve figured out over the last couple of years I actually somewhat have a talent,” Kunze said.“Plus, my parents really want me to perform and I know people are really looking forward to me singing.”