Daniel Shiraishi is a senior who has been in HBA’s select choir, Soldiers of Light (SOL), for all four years of high school. This school year, his last in SOL, things took an unexpected turn when the Covid-19 pandemic forced the choir class to be cancelled for the first semester.

Though this cancellation ended up being temporary—the class resumed in the Spring semester—Shiraishi and fellow classmates returned to SOL with many questions and concerns given the nature of the pandemic and all the safety protocols required to run the class safely. In this documentary, Shiraishi explores how SOL has navigated through the school year, interviewing choir members and Choir Director Todd Yokotake on their experiences thus far.

Filmed and edited by Daniel Shiraishi ’21