Chorus and band students at Sanford High School have been preparing for the Spring Concert for the last three months.
Each individual has put in the hours fine-tuning their role. No matter what part they have, SHS junior Drake Wilson says every single one is significant.
"Everybody has their own part, and every part is as important as the next," he said.
The concert starts at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 11th, at the Performing Arts Center. The concert coincides with the SHS art show beginning at 5 p.m. in the Agora. The concert is free to the public. Snacks are available for purchase.
While chorus and band students have put months of time in preparing, some songs they'll perform on Thursday were released more recently, giving the students a little less time to prepare.
"A couple of things we've been preparing less for because they've come out recently," sophomore Calleigh Bill said. "Like 'Live Out Loud,' we've been preparing for that one for about two or three weeks."
Band and chorus members also have optional sectionals where they can take the members of a certain part, such as the bass, and practice with them alone so they can continue to rehearse.
They also have tracks they could take home to practice. This week, some of the chorus students worked on stage movements to prepare for their solos.
"We rehearsed some blocking for the solos," Bill said. "People who have solos have to move on the stage a few feet really quickly."
Wilson has a solo on Thursday, and he's ready to feed off the crowd.
"I'm just looking forward to being on the stage again," Wilson said. "It's been a hot minute. And it's always nice getting crowd energy."
Sophomore Hope Abott-Eaton expects the same energy for the community, but more importantly she's ready to show that the hard work over the past few months has paid off.
"I'm just looking forward to being able to present all of our songs and showing it to the community," she said.