Written by YPC Chorister Spencer, Age 18
We carefully took our places in the KUTX Austin studio, navigating webs of aux cords and other wires for broadcast. The radio staff continued to go about their business until we began singing – I vividly remember the surprised expression on the sound technician’s face as he realized, “Wow, they know what they are doing.” At YPC, artistic excellence and professionalism are the norm, and it’s easy to forget that these traits are not often expected of performers our age.
The goals of YPC’s KUTX radio appearance were to introduce the community to our music, and to spread the word about our performance at the Paramount Theatre that evening. With the motivation of inspiring listeners to join us at the Paramount, we looked past the early hour reflected on our watches and dug deep into ourselves to produce an extraordinary sound. A sound that I felt proud to help produce, and proud to have represent our organization to these new listeners.