Annual show choir competition scheduled for March 13

Published 8:50 am Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Albert Lea High School show choir, ALHS ‘CAT’aclysmic will host its annual show choir competition on Saturday, March 13.

This marks the 15th year of this event and brings in schools from all over for a day of Las Vegas-style entertainment and friendly competition.

The day will begin at 9:30 a.m. with schools from junior high, prep, class B, and class A divisions. Albert Lea’s Southwest Blue Sky will perform at 10 a.m. and Albert Lea’s SASS group will compete about 11:15 a.m.

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After lunch, more schools will compete beginning at 1:15 p.m. Albert Lea CATaclysmic will perform at the end of the afternoon in exhibition at 4:30 p.m. Each choir performs for 25 minutes and meets with an adjudicator for a short critique while watching their performance on a videotape. At the end of the daytime competition, the top three winners from each class will be announced and the five top-scoring teams will be announced.

The grand finale for the day will be the finals show beginning at 7 p.m., featuring these five groups competing all over again for the championship trophies.

The show choir students and their parents work to put together a day complete with food and decorations. Anyone who has seen this show knows that it is a day of amazing student performances!

Schools competing this year are Albert Lea’s Southwest Middle School, ALHS SASS, Waseca, LaCrosse Logan, Jackson County Central, St. James, Bloomington Jefferson and North St Paul.

Tickets are available at the door and are $10 for adults and $5 for students for the whole day.