The raspy voice belongs to Mitchell High School's vocal director Chris Miller. He's like a proud papa when it comes to his 75 show choir kids.
"To see them grow up when they were little baby freshman and not really knowing what they were doing to just inspiring young people by the time they get to be a junior or a senior. That's way better than winning best vocals at a competition," said Miller.
For 30 years, the Mitchell show choir has been turning hard work into hardware.
"Favorite part easily has to be competing," said senior Daniel Pecenka. "Practices are fun, spending time with all of my friends. But, there's no better feeling than being on stage singing and dancing."
All this week the show choir is celebrating its 30 year history, capping it off with dinner theater performances at the world's only Corn Palace.
The students we talked with say show choir is a place of acceptance and expression.
"I've seen shy, confident kids turn into amazing, confident spirited young adults by just having some experience in front of people, and they're going to live through it and love it," said Miller.
The Mitchell show choir will perform Friday and Saturday nights. For ticket information click on this link - http://cornpalace.com/.