‘Cat’aclysmic to host annual show choir competition

Published 9:02 am Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Albert Lea High School ‘Cat’aclysmic show choir will host their annual show choir competition on March 26. This marks the 16th year of this event and brings in schools from all over for a day of entertainment and friendly competition.

The day will begin at 9:15 a.m. with schools from junior high, prep, class B, and class A divisions. Albert Lea’s Southwest Middle School show choir, Blue Sky, will perform at 9:15 a.m. and Albert Lea’s SASS group will compete about 10:25 a.m. After lunch, more schools will compete beginning at 1:15 p.m. Albert Lea ‘Cat’aclysmic will perform at the end of the afternoon in exhibition at 5:05 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. to start out the finals show.

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 top five 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.

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

Schools competing this year are:

9:15 a.m.: Albert Lea’s Southwest Middle School

9:35 a.m.: St. James Middle School

10 a.m.: Emmetsburg Junior High

10:50 a.m.: ALHS SASS

10:50 a.m.: Sioux City Impulse

11:15 a.m.: Sioux Falls O’Gorman Knightlights

11:40 a.m.: Bloomington Jefferson Jive

12:05 p.m.: Sioux City New Sound

1:15 p.m.: Emmetsburg Black and Gold

1:40 p.m.: Jackson County Central

2:05 p.m.: Adrian

2:30 p.m.: Waseca

2:55 p.m.: Emmetsburg High Voltage

3:25 p.m.: Sioux Falls O’Gorman Ovation

3:50 p.m.: Bloomington Jefferson Connection

4:15 p.m.: North St Paul

4:40 p.m.: Sioux City Headliners

Tickets are available at the door and are $10 for adults and $5 for students for the whole day or for the evening show. Come spend the day, have a great lunch and enjoy Las Vegas style entertainment right here in Albert Lea.