Our big, tough football players sing and dance. Our artsy (and occasionally geeky) singers and dancers play football. It’s all good…ONLY AT HYDE
All students and faculty members collaborate to produce two major musical productions per year–in the fall and spring–as well, as a number of smaller performances throughout the year. Parents, too, perform for their students at the annual Spring Fling–an event eagerly anticipated by the student body.
Through Hyde’s infamous “auditions,” students, as well as teachers, face their fears of public singing and generally overcome them with ease. Freshmen who timidly squeak out Row, Row, Row Your Boat for their first audition, unavoidably become seniors who belt out cheesy 80s rock ballads while sporting fake mullets. And, occasionally, a faculty member cannot resist inflicting a Guns and Roses classic on the community.
You will likely discover that there is a part of you that loves being on stage, and you will be in awe of yourself when you complete your first audition–whether or not you are a future Grammy winner, such as our friend Michael McDonald. If you do think you are the next American Idol, you should check out the Songwriter’s Workshop.