Choir: a modern word to mean family

by Alessia Rocca

“Don’t let anyone make you feel small.” Under that quote on a poster on the choir class wall is the name of its author: Delaney Trewitt.

Trewitt is a senior at Bell, and this year she’s honored to be the students’ choir director and the choir’s “mom.” Yes, the choir’s mom, a reference point for all the choir members with big or small problems of any kind.

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Delaney Trewitt (photo by Alessia Rocca)

As Trewitt said, “Anyone looking for a family should enjoy choir.”

Choir is first of all a big family. If you are looking for a place to stay without prejudice, you are in the right place.

A first soprano, Trewitt took choir for the first time when she was in fourth grade.

“I was looking at myself in the mirror, then I started to sing and I thought, ‘Oh, I’m good. I probably should enjoy choir,’” she said.

Choir has been part of her life for a long time, and you can tell how important choir is for her by simply looking at the way her eyes shine while she’s talking about it.

Sometimes being in choir becomes hard, but she enjoys the show choir, too, and there is a lot of work behind the competitions. Despite this, choir always has less visibility than other school activities such as sports.

About that, Trewitt said that choir should have a little bit more visibility. Sports are very important to keep healthy, but as sports train your body, choir and other artistic activities help your brain.

For Trewitt, a word to describe the choir is “family,” confirming the meaning of this word in the archaic spelling, quire.

“We always work together, doesn’t matter what happens, we work together to make good music,” she said.


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