The Phoenix Boys Choir is preparing to perform for NASCAR

The Phoenix Boys Choir is thrilled to be back together – and there’s a big show coming up.

The choir will sing the national anthem for a NASCAR race in an innovative, socially distant way.

“We use high frequencies, microphones and transmitters to sing in sync, which we haven’t been able to do for a year,” said Herbert Washington, artistic director of the Phoenix Boys Choir. And the results are triple as the kids take the fun an octave higher.

“It’s fun, but strange,” said Asher, one of the choir members. “I like it more than a Zoom call … you also get a little microphone.”

The training is necessary for the 7 to 9 year olds as they have a big show for the NASCAR race at Phoenix Speedway on March 15th.

“We sing the national anthem on the big screen and it is televised,” said Washington.

But beyond practicing, it’s a return to fun for friends – something that has been way too out of sync for the past year.

“It’s been aural isolation these days and it’s been really detrimental to your mental health,” Washington said. “We wanted them back as soon as possible and try to innovate and think of new ways to bring them back together.”

Now they can lean on each other again.

The choir is also looking for new members. Anyone interested can visit:

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