ZCHS show choirs hold Carol of Homes


The Carol of Homes Holiday Home Tour has been a welcome tradition for Zionsville High School show choir members.

“It’s a great way to start the holiday season,” said Olivia Broadwater, president of Royalaires show choir. “It’s cool because it’s all around the Zionsville area. It’s an opportunity for students to put together pieces and groups.”

The Carol of Homes, presented by Zionsville Show Choirs, is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 7. Six homes will be on the tour where choir members will perform. Proceeds benefit the show choirs.

“This is one of the biggest fundraisers of the year and we are so appreciative to the greater Zionsville community for their support of our program and the event,” said Deana Broge, show choirs director. “It is a wonderful way to showcase our students, ring in the holiday season and see beautifully decorated homes. All of the Royalaires and Choralaires are involved with the event along with a few members of the show choir combo. Our band plays several tunes as well.”

Cody Lile, vice president of Royalaires, is part of an a cappella group with friends who have performed together the past two years and plan to do so again.

“It’s been fun to practice and sing with them,” Lile said. “For the past two years, we’ve sung in the village in the morning, and it’s really special to see families and little kids smile.”

They have four songs they can perform.

“Some of them are kind of doo-wop and some are slower Christmas carols,” Lile said.

Broadwater said members audition with an act, either solo, duet or with a group.

“Then you have shifts and travel around to the different houses,” Broadwater said.

Tickets are $20. Advance tickets are available at Five Thirty Home,  Century 21 Scheetz and Akrard True Value Hardware or through a show choir student. Tickets are available the day of tour at all tour homes and Century 21 Scheetz.

For more, visit holidayhometour.net.