The Chesterton High
School Show Choir’s competitive season started recently at Marysville High
School in Marysville, OH, where the Drifters and their band, The Business,
earned Grand Champion of the Unisex Division, and the Sandpipers, with The
Business, earned 4th Runner-Up honors among all the competing show choirs in
In addition to the
performance placements, the CHS Show Choir Program as a whole earned the
"Rich Rowland Spirit of Show Choir" Award. This award is given to the
group(s) that best embody what it means to be a part of the show choir
community off the stage. This is one of the highest honors given at the
Marysville Show Choir Competition.
competition weekend for the show choirs took them on a tour of NYC (on the
way to Fiskdale, MA) where they saw the 9/11 Memorial and Museum (and sang a
tribute song at one of the memorial ponds), experienced a Broadway musical,
participated in a workshop with Broadway performers and much more.
Upon departure from
NYC, the groups headed to Fiskdale, MA, and Tantasqua High School where they
competed on Saturday, February 8. At this competition, the Drifters again
earned Grand Champion of the Unisex Division, along with captions for Best
Vocals and Best Choreography with a Silver Medal. The Sandpipers earned 1st
Runner-Up and a hard to get Gold Medal (only two were awarded the entire
day). The band, 'The Business', earned the Best Band award for the
February 15, the program hosted the 8th annual Chesterton Trojan Classic
Show Choir Invitational. The competition hosted groups from all over the
country, including Missouri and Mississippi. There were a total of 27
performances on the CHS stage and over 1,500 people in and out of the
building. The two CHS show choirs and show choir band had exhibition
performances. Trojan Classic is one of the largest events hosted at the high
school and relies predominantly on student and parent volunteers to be
successful. There were many compliments given about the amazing host
students, volunteers, director, building and community.
Sandpipers members are: Eric Ailes, Calvin Anders, Colton Bogue, Izzy
Cindric, Angela Conrad, Sam Conrad, Noah Fletcher, Bridget Fowler, Paige
Fowler, Hannah Geiser, Tyler Gudeman, Aidan Healy, Danny Herr, Barbara
Holsclaw, Paul Kennedy, Emma Kichel, Aaron Koch, John Koch, Caitlin Kovalan,
Marcus Kritlow, Rebecca Lane, Julia Larson, Ella Lesnick, Kyle Liss,
Isabelle Maddex, Alec Malenfant, Faye Mauke, Emily Mayersky, Christian
McCord, Hannah McElroy, Jackie Neely, Grace Pace, Gracelynn Perrine, Ella
Polite, Blaine Reyes, Kaden Rudd, Gretta Schmahl, Marie Schmahl, Nick
Sierra, Mackenzie Simmons, Jake Slivka, Madison Slivka, Gwen Storey, Caleb
Van Nevel, Alex Wierzbicki and Chris Woods.
members are: Lissette Allison, Natalie Arney, Abbigail Atrosh, Jorana
Banseviciute, Jayne Bartlett, Ally Burcham, Grace Carpenter, Madison Cary,
Meghan Cary, Kassie Colvin, Angela Konrad, Makayla Cox, Rylie Dhaemers,
Abigail Didonna, Leah Dorsey, Lilly Ewen, Emma Fox, Lizzy Gray, Kayla
Harris, Kami Hipp, Claire Jerome, Emma Kitchel, Emily Knight, Olivia Kozak,
Ava Kruper, Maggie Lesher, Liah Mauger, Amanda Michael, Delaney Mitchell,
Paige Moore, Maggie Oksimowicz, Lauren Olson, Cadence Orange, Diana
Schaller, Delaney Scheller, Haleigh Smith, Audrey Stricker, Kayla Szymanski,
Aubree Wallen, Emily Wegner, Kayla Whelan and Emily Willis.
The Business band
members include: Colin Campbell, Adam Davis, Andrew Engel, Anna Fletcher,
Ryan Herr, Harleah Hufstedler, Addison Kellogg, Abbey Leffert, Lucy Novreske,
Abby Palmer, Sophia Palmer, Alec Schmidt, Emerson Stobbe, Anthony Suleski,
Noah Szymanski and Bridget Wisdom.
The show choirs
will continue their season this Saturday in Brodhead, WI, and will follow
that up with competitive performances in Churubusco, IN, Arlington Heights,
IL and Decatur, IL.
opportunity to see the CHS Show Choirs on their home stage will be Friday,
May 15, at 7:00 p.m.
Please watch for an
announcement about ticket sales for this event in early May.