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Preparing For Prom

It’s that time of year again — Prom season! Upper Division Ball is a big a deal here on the Christian Brothers campus, and each year the dance gets better and better. This year’s event will take place on Saturday May 4th at the DoubleTree Hotel. Have you ever thought about who is responsible for […]

It’s that time of year again — Prom season! Upper Division Ball is a big a deal here on the Christian Brothers campus, and each year the dance gets better and better. This year’s event will take place on Saturday May 4th at the DoubleTree Hotel.

Have you ever thought about who is responsible for planning prom and how long it takes to plan? Well, meet Macy Richey (‘19), this year’s prom chair. It is an honor to have the title of prom chair because so much work is put in to this dance.

“Being the prom chair means being the person who makes most of the decisions regarding how prom will go this year,” Macy says. “It is a lot of pressure because I want to make this a memorable night for the Class of 2019.”

One of the most important decisions is deciding on the theme. It took about a week to figure out the theme and get it approved.

“We knew we wanted it to be boujee, so that is how we decided on Diamond Daze,” Macy says.

Although last year’s prom was fun, it’s supposed to be even better with new decorations, tasty food, and great music.

“This years prom will be a lot different than last years because there will be a buffet, elegant decorations and better music,” Macy says. Luckily, fellow Upper Division Ball committee member Izzy de Mattos (‘19) is the secret weapon for the prom committee. With her skills and experience, prom will be a great night.

“I’m used to planning events with student council so planning prom will be so fun,” Izzy says. “I think it will be amazing.”

Planning prom takes a lot of effort and organization. There are many ideas that are put into the dance but not all of them realistically work.

“The other day the entire prom committee visited DoubleTree and we saw the space where prom is taking place,” Izzy said. “We are doing something different this year and having a buffet on the dance floor and then moving it out when the dancing starts.  We tried having square tables but it didn’t work out.”

For Jamie Sunada (‘19), planning her senior prom is somewhat stressful. Although she is excited to be apart of the prom committee, there is a lot of organizing and planning to be put in.

“All the little details have to be covered to make it the best,” she says. “And I think we’re doing a great job this year.”

This year’s prom playlist is being made by Kris Li (’19). Preparing music can be difficult because there’s so many genres and songs to pick from. However, Kris has it all planned out.

“It’s about bringing the energy up and making sure everyone’s having a good night,” he says. “I’m going to randomly select students and ask what their favorite songs are and then I will create a playlist.”

Being a part of the prom committee is an exciting and memorable experience, especially if you’re a senior. It’s an opportunity to organize a night to dress up, dance, and have fun with your friends. All the hard work that is put into planning prom is worth having an unforgettable night with the class of 2019 and 2020.

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