Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The 40th Annual Show Choir Festival

Tuesday and Wednesday, October 26 and 26, Peru State College hosted for the fortieth time the Annual Show Choir Festival that features colorful and energetic show choir groups from Wahoo to Auburn, from Sabetha, to Bellevue West.

As the photographs suggest, these groups put on lively and
often colorful, most certainly enthusiastic presentations.

This year, Guest Clinician/Adjudicator Robert Jones joined Director Tom Ediger to celebrate this special annual festival that has filled the college with music for two days each year these past forty years. Among many other activities connected with song and dance, Jones serves as the director of the Grand River Singers in La Crosse, WI.

Robert Jones and Tom Ediger

At 1:30 p.m. on both Tuesday and Wednesday, the Peru State's Misty Blues joined the festivities to give their first performances of the year. Ms. Charlotte Shields directs this wonderfully talented group of singers and dancers.

I posted a video on You Tube of the Misty Blues singing and dancing to "Don't Stop," the final sections of "Heal the World," and "Higher Ground."

In addition, you can enjoy a video that includes the opening song for the three final
acts from Tuesday's fanfare by the following schools: Omaha South Magnet, Bellevue East, and Bellevue West.

And to further your enjoyment, give a listen to the music from last year's Show Choir Festival.

1 comment:

Harun Harmon said...

Witnessing a show choir perform is an unforgettable experience. Show choirs provide pleasure for both the eyes and ears. The effort and hard work exerted by the members and the conductors are unimaginable.