Dec. 15—MERCER — Pa, rum, pum, pum, pum.
Sing the lyrics with your friends. Use a high voice and perfect cadence.
“The Little Drummer Boy” Christmas carol is among the hardest to sing.
Laci Marstellar (11th grader with the Commodore Perry School Choir) said, “The song has a very high pitch.”
The choir, including about 30 members, performed Thursday at the Mercer County Courthouse rotunda as part of a grand Mercer County tradition — Christmas caroling at the courthouse.
Vocalists from all over the county perform throughout the holiday at the courthouse.
It’s taken seriously Jenn Sutton, Commodore Perry’s music and high school choir director, said.
Sutton said, “We’ve been practising since mid-September.”
And this year she upped the choir’s game by adding more challenging songs, such as an a cappella — singing unaccompanied by musical instruments.
Sutton said, “I wanted to push them this year.”
Marstellar, a trumpet player who is also involved in the school’s drama club joined the choir as a natural.
She stated, “I joined choir to expand my repertoire.”
The choir will be performing again on December 20, in the elementary school gym.
The series continues today at West Middlesex, and will end next week with Lakeview High School on Monday, Oakview (Lakeview School districts) fifth-grade students on Tuesday, and Sharpsville High School on Wednesday.