The Sherman High School Choir spent Friday caroling at different locations throughout the city. The choir visited Chapin Title, Crutchfield Elementary, First United Bank and Neblett Elementary. The choir also did a special performance with the Piner Middle School Choir.
As head of the choir department for the Sherman Independent School District, Leslie Lemaster explained the caroling day is meant to connect with younger students and the community.
“We like giving back to the community,” Lemaster said. “When giving back to the little kids, they look up to the high schoolers. It’s something that they can look forward to. It helps recruit for the program also. It lets the little ones know that the older ones do care.”
The choir sang Christmas carols through the hallways of the schools and high-fived elementary students on Friday. Lemaster said the high school students enjoy the opportunity to see people enjoying their performance.
“For the little ones they sing for, it just lets them know someone is thinking of them besides their parents or teachers,” Lemaster said. “They love seeing smiles on faces. It’s just their way to have an awesome day and spread Christmas Cheer.”
Lemaster said the students began asking about the caroling in August.
“They look forward to it every year,” Lemaster said. “Every year is different but they love giving back.”
The choir will continue caroling at the Lion’s Club meeting at Golden Corral on Dec. 13th.