After such a strong
start to their season, the Chesterton Show Choir program continued to have
great success in their next two competitions.
Last weekend, on
Saturday, February 22, the groups traveled to Brodhead, WI, where the
Drifters, with their band The Business, captured their third Grand
Championship of the season and the Sandpipers, with The Business, made
finals and continued their streak of placing in the top five or higher at
each contest of the year. At Brodhead the group walked away with fifth place
honors out of the 16 groups in attendance.
This past Saturday,
the groups made the best of their extra day of the year competing at
Churubusco Jr./Sr. High School in Churubusco, IN. The Drifters earned 1st
Runner-Up honors, the Sandpipers captured Grand Champion of their division
and made finals where they took home 1st Runner-Up honors, and The Business
Band was 1st Runner-Up out of all student bands at the contest.
In addition, senior
Paige Fowler was named Third Place in the Solo Competition and senior
Rebecca Lane was named Solo Competition Grand Champion.
“Each weekend these
kids are going out and getting better and better. As a program, we are
having one of our most successful seasons in recent history and that has a
lot to do with our senior class and our student leadership”, said Director
Kristin Morris. "Every kid, in every facet of the program (Drifters,
Sandpipers, The Business) is going out each and every single performance
working to be the best they can be and fine tune the details. This drive for
excellence is what keeps us moving, growing and building on top of our solid
foundation. I am really proud of the passion, hard work, and heart these
kids show every Saturday."
Support trip to
Because of their
success this season, the program has qualified for the National Finals held
in Branson, MO. This event will be taking place on April 25, but the program
needs your help to get there!
Those interested in
being a sponsor or making a donation to help these talented kids get to
Branson in April, please send a donation check (Payable to the Chesterton
Choral Boosters) to: Chesterton Choral Boosters, Attn: Nationals, P.O. Box
2686, Chesterton, IN 46304.
The show choirs
look forward to continuing their regular season at the Chicagoland Showcase
at John Hersey HS in Arlington Heights, IL on Saturday, March 7.