PHS Troubadours bring holiday cheer to local events

Courtesy of Lisa Settlemier

From l to r: Owen Liquori (senior), Kian Roseborough (junior), Dominic Judd (junior), Braydon Ellis (junior), Briggs Settlemier (junior), Maddy Ashburn (junior), Nate Seevak (junior), Cole Garcia (sophomore), Sophie Hall (senior), Leo Putnam (senior), Mirabel Canty-Hilchey (senior), Malia Lee (junior), Gabriela Hochester (senior), Diana Lim (senior), Natalie Lim (senior), Ava Bogart (senior), Zoe Saldanha (sophomore), Sofia Butler (senior), Calla Kra-Caskey (junior), Jackson Temple (junior), Maya Huffaker (freshman), and Jonah Broscow (sophomore)

The weekend before Thanksgiving, 23 members of the Piedmont Troubadours — a student-run, co-ed a cappella group — wrapped up their fall rehearsals at the Settlemier family home in Lake Tahoe, where they spent two days to practice as a group for this upcoming holiday season.

The PHS Troubadours group was founded in 1968. This year, nine new members were selected to join the group to replace the seniors who graduated last year. The students run their own training, rehearsals, and scheduling of gigs.

They kicked off their holiday season singing at the Piedmont Tree Lighting and will spend the month of December spreading cheer at private events, in homes and public locations such as Scott’s Seafood, Piedmont High School, and Village Market. The singers perform everything from traditional carols to modern Christmas classics.

Two young girls look on as the Piedmont Troubadours sing carols (photo by Julie Reichle)

If you’re interested in having this special group perform at one of your holiday parties, please email Sofia Butler who is this year’s Program Director at or you can reach her by phone at (857) 218-8918.

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