The unique 8th grade choir class

The unique community of the 8th grade choir class that performs through singing to small musical numbers has grown together over the course of the year. However, this small class of ten has been able to bond the most over pieces of candy.


Maggie Lindstrom

The students of which created the choir game. these middle schools, have a great connection and bond.

The eighth-grade choir taught by Mrs. Eichelberger has further grown together in the community through a game they call the choir game. The idea of the game is to see who is the last person standing without having the designated piece of candy. This game can last anywhere from 10 to 14 days, depending on how busy the students are. The game was created because Mrs. Eichelberger told her students about a time when she was once performing in a show and they created a similar game. She was reflecting on her love for the community and the almost family-like aspect of the choir and the overall performing arts community. So the students of her choir class created a game due to their desire to create a family-like environment within the class, even though the game can get pretty intense at times – especially when it comes down to the last three people. 

“When it gets down to the last three people, you can’t team up against just one person,” Quentin Farquharson said about the game. 

The class wants to make sure the game continues to be played fairly, so they hold each other accountable to the rules. One rule that is specific to the game when it comes down to the top three, is that the members of the choir class who primarily play the game can now use people in their grade to get the candy to a different player. 

Another note about the game explained by Lily Poliski, 8th grader, is “you can not pass the candy during a class hour, only during a passing period or connect time or advisory. But if you have the candy at three o’clock you’re out” 

The fun competition part of the game and the anticipation of getting rid of the candy is one of the main driving forces of the choir game. Even though the choir class is really only ten people, they have the unique opportunity to truly feel like a family. All the 8th graders in the class are very thankful to have this family unit and this fun game to play during their school day. So if you see candy flying around in the lunchroom, you can now readily assume it is a part of the infamous 8th-grade choir game.