April 6, 2018

The Broad Ripple High School Choir is marking its final year with an historic trip that was months in the making!

For the last six months, the choir has been working hard to raise more than $65,000 to take 45 students and five chaperones to New York City to perform at the legendary Carnegie Hall.

They reached their goal.

“We’ve been working really hard on fundraisers to earn the money that we needed. It’s really exciting,” said Guadalupe T.

“We did a lot of things like caroling in December, and we went around to different organizations and sponsors to help raise that money,” said Joshua J. “It means a lot to know that people are out here rooting for us.”

As a way to say thanks, the choir performed songs for their supporters before leaving.

On Tuesday, April 3, the choir held a final rehearsal at the school before students and chaperones boarded busses that evening headed to NYC.

“Broad Ripple High School is about to make history today,” said Macayla G., before the group left. “We are going to go sing at Carnegie Hall. We are leaving today. I wasn’t as excited until now. It hit me as I went to go shop for my last few things, but we’re making history today and no one can tell us anything else!”

While on the East Coast, the choir will sing alongside other choirs from around the country.

“We wanted to make the best of this year and we wanted to go out big, and New York is big for us,” said Choir Director Denise Johnson. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”