Thursday, October 28, 2010
39 Annual Show Choir Festival
The 39 Annual Show Choir Festival took place on October 26-27 at Peru State College. Featuring thirty performances over the two-day period, the groups gathered in the Peru State College Theater the groups entertained one another and an appreciative audience.
On both Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons, Peru State's Misty Blues performed in public for the first time this year.
The slide show of 76 images includes photographs of the Misty Blues and a few of the other groups.
You will find a video of the group, featuring the first and third songs of the program. As happened last year, the group's uniforms did not arrive in time for this initial performance of the year.
While the program included two performances by the Misty Blues, the emphasis fell on the twenty-nine schools that took part in this competition--from Wahoo Middle School to Bellevue West--whose dancers and singers filled the theater with color and song.
You will enjoy the video of performances from Omaha South Magnet School and Bellevue West. I took special pleasure from listing to the song by Bellevue's group that comes at the conclusion of a favorite film, Streets of Fire, "Tonight is What it Means to be Young."
This year, Greg Jasperse served as Guest Clinician. His interactions with the performers impressed me and added to the festival's success.