Last year Mennenoh got several of callbacks, but this year he finally gets to go to All-State and sing. Mennenoh said, “It’s pretty awesome knowing that this year all my hard work and dedication finally paid off, and I get a chance to sing at All-State. It feels great getting to say that I made it to state in something and that I proved I am a good singer.”
Nerves don’t really get to Mennenoh. He said that he knows a few people that will also be performing, so it’s going to be exciting this year.
Besides Mennenoh going to All-State for the first time, this is Nissen’s second year. Nissen said, “It’s really a big honor to be getting to sing at All-State for a second time.” During try-out Nissen said, “I got nervous during my audition, but once I’m at state I [will] feel fearless. I sing with 600 other people, so, if I do mess up, no one would notice.”
Since Nissen is a senior, he's really happy to get to go to All-State in music one last time in high school and has a few more things he’d like to accomplish before this year is over. He said, “I hope to make Jazz Choir Championships and do really well just like last year. It would be a nice cherry on top of my senior year.”
Both Nissen and Mennenoh said this year was different since they were taught by a new choir teacher, but she really helped them learn the music.