School bus agency shines on singing competition show

Posted on July 17, 2008

WHITTIER, Calif. — Pupil Transportation Cooperative (PTC), a seven-district joint power agency serving communities in Southern California, recently hosted a film crew led by former N’Sync band member Joey Fatone.

Fatone was searching for talent for his new show airing on TLC this summer called “The Singing Office.”

On the show each week, Fatone and former Spice Girl Mel B. surprise an office by holding an impromptu audition to create a team of the five best singers, who will later compete on stage in a choreographed sing-off for a chance to win $50,000.

Glory LaVorin, one of PTC’s behind-the-wheel trainers, auditioned for a spot on Fatone’s team. “People were excited to have a film crew out here,” she said. “Of course, we have our school runs that we have to do, so a lot of people had to audition and then run to do their route and come back.”

LaVorin said that the film crew shot some of the auditions inside school buses, near the wash rack and fueling station, and in the driver lounge.

LaVorin explained that the purpose of participating in the program was to show the students they transport that although bus drivers can be stern sometimes, they can also have fun. “I just want the kids that we transport to know that no matter what your disabilities are or what you think you can’t do, if you have a positive attitude, you can always achieve your goals,” she added.

The "Singing Office" episode featuring PTC is scheduled to air Sunday, July 20, on TLC. Check local listings for details.


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