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Brynden Kelly: Life Under the Lights

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Brynden Kelly, 11, practices a routine in show choir. In addition to show choir, Kelly is on the football team and participates in theater.

It’s 5:45 a.m. as Brynden Kelly, 11, hears his alarm going off. After getting ready and waking up his dad, Kelly usually leaves his house around 6:25. When getting to school, he immediately grabs breakfast before hanging out with his friends. 

Kelly loves to perform, no matter where that may be. He started playing football at Legacy his freshman year. He is a dance captain for show choir and performs with theater improv.

It’s 10:30 a.m., and Kelly heads to the football locker room to meet with his coaches during advisory. 

“We’re able to talk about what to expect during practice,” Kelly said. “We also watch game film to mentally prepare for the battle.”

After meeting with the coaches, depending on the day, players either get in full pads to go practice on the field or head to the weight room. 

“Your mentality controls everything,” Kelly said. “You will pass out before you die, so if you mess up, mess up 100%.”

I think he has more of the team mentality from football and brings that to show choir. He really understands that it takes everyone to be successful and works to motivate those around him when things are tough.

— Choir Director Josh Powell

It’s 1:20 p.m. as Kelly enters the choir room for show choir. Show choir meets during eighth period and after school on Tuesdays. 

“This is definitely the place where I can feel comfortable, friendly and I am able to help people out,” Kelly said. 

Kelly started choir and show choir his sophomore year after being in the musical Shrek his freshman year. 

“I think he has more of the team mentality from football and brings that to show choir,” Choir Director Josh Powell said. “He really understands that it takes everyone to be successful and works to motivate those around him when things are tough.”

It’s 3:40 p.m., Kelly leaves show choir to change for football practice. Football practice lasts until 5:30 p.m.

“It’s important to try any sport or extracurriculars you want to while in high school,” Football Coach Walker said. “You should explore all your talents while you’re young.”

It’s 9:30 p.m., after Kelly says goodnight to his parents, he finally sits down to work on homework before going to bed. 

“Looking ahead, I know I am destined to perform, whether that’s on a field or a stage,” Kelly said.

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    TJOct 13, 2023 at 9:46 am

    Great story Jordyn!