Before the school bell rang, the Poquessing Middle School select choir from Neshaminy School District took a field trip to the Preston & Steve Show Studio to perform their a cappella version of Radiohead's debut single, "Creep."
The 38 student select choir, directed by Jason Leigh, consists of 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th graders all of whom were born long after the 1992 hit song was released.
Walt Chase from the professional a cappella group, Straight No Chaser, traveled down from Brooklyn to teach the students this arrangement. In fact, the original YouTube video was intended serve as a thank you to him and a keepsake for the kids. It now has 11,000+ views!
Listen as the lyrics to this song take on an new, innocent theme when performed by young students:
It's apparent that these kids, their families and the school are overwhelmingly passionate about the choir. They practice after school and dedicate their free time for special events like this!
Today was one of 8th grader Kate Bilenko's final performances with the group. She told us that as a musician, select choir means a lot to her, "it started as an every Monday type-of-thing, and now I'm going into high school doing drama and choir basically because of Mr. Leigh."
Listen to the full interview including a bonus song from the kids on today's P&S Show Podcast.