I have been attending Mount Pisgah since I was two and have been in chorus since sixth grade. Through the years that I have been a Patriot, the arts program at MPCS has grown beyond what many thought could be possible just a few short years ago. A number of students have passed through the chorus room. Some have merely passed through on their journey to find what they are passionate about while others have found that chorus is what they are passionate about. These students have invested their talent, energy and time in building a tradition that would outlast their time at Pisgah. These trailblazers have been intent on leaving behind a legacy for those who will come after them. Their work and effort have made impressions on other students while populating the air with lingering melodies for their audiences.
Chorus, to me, is more than just singing. It is more than a means of personal expression and is more than simply being a part of a group. Though chorus is all of these things, chorus is one of my greatest opportunities to praise God with the gift of music He has given to me. As a bonus, I have a genuinely good time while discovering who I will grow up to be. I'm not exactly sure what college I will be attending although the early front runners are the University of North Georgia or GCSU. Wherever I go, I am planning on continuing my work in the arts although I may end up in the education field. My favorite memory of Pisgah Arts so far is probably eating Dreamland BBQ with Mr. Buxton and my fellow chorus members after a long day of GMEA Honor Chorus!
As a student and daughter of two teachers, I appreciate, as fully as possible, how difficult teaching can be. Despite the daily challenges, Mr. Buxton makes each class positive and meaningful. Every day when I walk into his classroom, there is a joyful melody playing that immediately lifts dejected spirits from the depths of impending physics tests and heavy backpacks and workloads. If ever a person is feeling blue, there is an inspiring message and song to be heard and sung in the chorus room. If there were one lesson that I have learned from chorus, it would be that music can make life beautiful. This kind of beauty ought to be available to be enjoyed by everyone.