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Have You Seen This? COVID-19 won't stop this choir from performing

By John Clyde, Contributor | Posted - Mar. 20, 2020 at 2:02 p.m.

THE INTRAWEBS — COVID-19 is changing things left and right. People are having to try and get refunds on trips, schools are shutting down, restaurants are closing their doors and choirs are getting performances canceled.

Well, maybe the choir performance wasn't at the top of your list for things being affected, but it was for these Chino Valley Unified School District students.

The Chino Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) Choral Festival was scheduled for March 18, but was canceled due to students having to practice social distancing during the epidemic. These kids were disappointed, to say the least, but they decided not to let this get them down and they instead got creative.

Instead of just saying, "Guess all that practice was for nothing," they went online. Each student recorded their part, and they created this video.

The kids have talent and this version of "Somwhere Over the Rainbow" is infectious, but there is an underlying feeling of hope as you hear these kids sing. They are still doing what they love even though they are all locked in their houses. They are still seeing their friends, albeit online and not in person. They are showing the world that while COVID-19 is affecting our everyday lives and interaction with other people, it doesn't' have to ruin our connections. Thanks to technology, we can still stay close, involved and united.

Thank you to these kids, their talent, ingenuity and message through song. I think we all needed it.

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About the Author: John Clyde

John has grown up around movies and annoys friends and family with his movie facts and knowledge. He also has a passion for sports and pretty much anything awesome, and it just so happens, that these are the three things he writes about. Contact him on Twitter at @johnnypclyde.

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