For the fourth consecutive year Dover High School held its annual Spring into Action choral concert on Friday. The event, which benefited the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, packed Dover High's auditorium.
For the fourth consecutive year Dover High School held its annual Spring into Action choral concert on Friday. The event, which benefited the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, packed Dover High’s auditorium.
The stage was lined with luminaries, dedicated to those with breast cancer or those who lost their lives to the disease. Chorus members wore pink bowties or scarves studded with pink ribbons in honor of the event. The yearly concert was started by the chorus booster club, said Brad Whitenight, Dover High’s director of choral activities.
“In 2011 it was an idea that somebody had to try and do this tribute to the breast cancer coalition and to bring them in,” Whitenight said. “It just kind of took off and grew into something big. It gives the kids an opportunity to perform, but at the same time gives them a chance to do good things in the community.”
Prior to the concert to chorus boosters club sold luminaries, tickets for a 50/50 raffle and tickets for a breast cancer awareness themed wreath. Friday’s event raised $446 for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. The funds will be used to support the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition’s programs, such as the mobile mammography van and breast health fairs, said Lois Wilkinson, program manager of education and survivorship with the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition.
“I think it’s so awesome to see these kids just want to do something for breast cancer,” Wilkinson said. “To see them at such a young age recognize the importance of breast cancer awareness, it just makes you warm and fuzzy inside.”
On top of being a fundraiser for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition Friday’s event also served as the school’s spring choral concert. It also marked the last time that seniors would perform with the chorus. The evening opened with senior solos, followed by a performance by the women’s chorus, the concert choir and select ensemble. The evening was wrapped up with a performance by the members of the class of 2014.
Participating in the event feels good, said Dover High senior and student president of the chorus, Molly McCommons.
“We’re able to show support for something other than ourselves, McCommons said. “Putting on the chorus concert is a way to show how we’ve improved, but doing it for something else is to show how we support others.”