Broadcast yourself

Choir and vocal student at Webster City High School will perform music inspired by YouTube songs at this year’s variety show.

Andrew Wotherspoon, one of two choir directors at the high school, said the theme allows students to choose songs that emulate their favorite online videos.

“We wanted something fun and original that was pretty open to almost anything someone wanted to do,” Wotherspoon said.

The set design reflects that theme. One set will appear as a living room, as if someone turned on their camera and started recording in their house. Another will appear as a recording studio as if it were an actual artist going to work to create a track.

The 150 students in choir and chorus will be performing songs they have worked on. Some will perform in groups, with two show choirs and two jazz vocal groups. Others will perform in smaller groups, duets and individual acts. Billed acts for the show include a group of students performing “Call Me Maybe,” a solo acts of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and “I’m Yours” and more.

The variety show will be held three times this weekend. This Friday and Saturday, the show will begin at 7 p.m., and will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. Front row tickets are reserved and must be purchased in advance from the high school office during school hours for $8. General seating may be purchased at the door for $5. This annual event is a fundraiser and the ticket sales will go to music programs at the school.