What does it take to put on such a performance?
23 jazz band members
16 show choir performers
15 Madrigal singers
3 dancers and
And those are just the students on the stage. The show also has several students involved in stage crew and makeup.
It all comes together for what Johnston described over and over again as one "awesome" show.
"Just the spectacle of it all is awesome," he told the kids after singing the show's traditional final number "Thanks for the Memories," which includes shout outs to past directors Ed Frye, Harold Pixley and Roland Davis in the revised lyrics..