Being nominated as Performer of the Issue sheds light on those who have worked their way up to be acknowledged in a positive way. Music Director, Paul Criddle, has chosen Kyron Williams as Performer of the Issue.
According to Criddle, Williams has made positive contributions to both the Swing Choir and the Band who is participating in his fourth year for band.
"This is his first year in the Swing Choir and he sang his first solo during our last concert and for several performances in addition to that [Senior Citizens Center and the Interfaith Potluck Dinner],” said Criddle.
Williams never thought about trying music until his mom told him it would be a good idea and pushed him to try something new.
“My mother, she said it would be fun, so I decided to try it. I enjoyed making music for others to enjoy. I started in middle school playing the alto saxophone in the band there,” said Williams.
Criddle has seen great effort and determination from Williams throughout the years.
“In band he switched from the alto saxophone to the baritone saxophone to help balance out our instrumentation and has become an excellent baritone saxophonist. His work ethic and positive mental attitude make him a very important part of the music department,” said Criddle.
Williams admits he didn’t think about joining Swing Choir before he learned about Criddle’s lack of people last year.
“Several graduated last year and a few people told me that I had a decent voice so I thought I would try out. It sounded fun too, and new experiences never hurt anyway,” said Williams.
If it hadn’t been for his mom, Williams wouldn’t have had these memories to take with him before he graduates.
“My favorite experiences include all of the band trips to festivals, and so far in swing choir, performing at the senior center for Thanksgiving was cool because I think we made the day for all of the people who attended. I’ve made lifelong friends, had experiences most people will likely never have, and I’ve gained some skills that allow me to make music, whether it be for other people’s enjoyment or my own,” said Williams.