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Chesterton High School Show Choir has solid start on season

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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 attendance.

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.

The second 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 competition.

On Saturday, 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.

Chesterton 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.

Chesterton Drifters 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.

The final 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.


Posted 2/18/2020




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