*Breakfast at hotel*
8:30- Load Buses
8:45- Leave for PHS
9- Arrive at PHS
10:45 Sound Sensation Mtg
11:05- Warm up #1
11:40- Warm- up #2
12:15- PERFORMANCE TIME
1:00 Load Costumes after show
1:45- Women’s Awards
5- Classic Connection Mtg
5:25- Warm up #1
5:55- Warm up # 2
6:30- PERFORMANCE TIME
7:15 Load Equipment after show
9- Mixed Awards
10- Leave for home
Monday- 6-9 – Classic Connection w/ John Wenning; BUB 7:30-9
Tuesday- 6-9 – Sound Sensation; BUB 7:30-9
Wednesday- 7 pm – State Preview Shows in Auditorium.
Thursday- 3:30- 5:30pm Addams Family Rehearsal FULL CAST!!
Friday- 4 pm Cebolla’s Mexican Grill after school (Dutch Treat)
5:30 – Load Equipment
5:45 Load Buses
6pm – Leave DHS
9Pm- Arrive at hotel, Check in
9:30Pm- Group meeting and ice cream sundaes
10-11Pm- Pool Time
11:15- Room Check
Saturday – STATE FINALS!
DeKalb Show Choirs will be representing our community at ISSMA Class B State Finals in Plainfield HS on Saturday March 21st. Sound Sensation performs at 12:15 pm and Classic Connection performs at 6:30 pm. Both groups have qualified for State Finals every year since they started State 11 years ago.
The order of performance for the Women’s division is Bedford North Lawrence, Fairfield, Washington, Plainfield, New Prairie, New Palestine, DeKalb, Columbia City and Northridge. The women’s division starts at 9:00 am.
The order of performance for the Mixed division is New Palestine, Garrett, New Castle, Plainfield, DeKalb, Twin Lakes, New Prairie, Fairfield and Northridge. The Mixed division starts at 4:30 pm.
There will be a preview show on Wednesday night at 7 pm for friends and family.
What a great day for DeKalb Show Choirs! In the final competition before State Finals next Saturday, the DeKalb Show Choirs stood with the best at this contest.
Sound Sensation placed 4th. While that wasn’t good enough to make the top 3 night show, they beat every other Class B women’s group there. Grand Champion was Carmel, 2nd was Zionsville and 3rd was Brownsburg. Best performer in the show was Audria Carter.
In the mixed division, there were 10 choirs competing for 5 night show spots. DeKalb placed 3rd behind Grand Champion Carmel, 2nd Zionsville, 4th Sullivan Illinois and 5th Brownsburg. Best performer in the show was Brandon Park. DeKalb was the top Class B school there even beating good quality Class A groups like Chesterton, Brownsburg and Decatur Illinois.
Both groups are singing very well and Shelley is excited about State. The draw is later today (Sunday) and I will send out another email with times for both groups. State is at Plainfield HS in Plainfield Indiana again this year.
There will be a preview show for family and friends on Wednesday night at 7 pm in the high school auditorium.
DeKalb Show Choirs had a big weekend at the 41st annual Bishop Luers Show Choir Contest. DeKalb’s men’s show choir- Skinny Bois, placed 2nd. Grand Champion was Mundelein from the Chicago area. Brandon Park was named Best Performer in the show.
Sound Sensation placed 2nd in the Women’s division. Grand Champion was Mundelein, DeKalb 3rd New Prairie, 4th Northrop, 5th Kokomo and 6th Bishop Dwenger. Sound Sensation won the award for Best Stage Crew. Tia Hackbush was named Best Performer in the show.
Classic Connection was Grand Champion of the Class B Mixed division. 2nd Kokomo, 3rd New Prairie, 4th Bishop Dwenger. Andrea Espinoza was named Best Performer in the show.
Classic Connection was 2nd place overall. Grand Champion was Findlay, DeKalb, 3rd Mundelein, 4th New Prairie, 5th Northrop and 6th Kokomo.
Vince Rainelli was 2nd overall in the separate solo competition with his song I, Don Quixote.
DeKalb Show Choirs were at Twinsburg HS near Cleveland Saturday. Sound Sensation was named Grand Champions in the Unisex division with Best Choreography. 2nd was Marion Harding and 3rd was Medina. Christa Voiral was named Best Performer in the show.
Classic Connection was named Grand Champion of the Class B choirs and qualified for the overall finals. Hannah Buckmaster was named Best Performer in the show. In the finals, DeKalb placed 3rd. Marysville was 1st, Solon was 2nd, DeKalb, Marion Harding was 4th, Medina was 5th and Garfield Heights was 6th.
DeKalb goes back into competition this coming Saturday at Bishop Luers HS in Ft. Wayne.
DeKalb Show Choirs were in competition at Northridge HS last Saturday. In the Unisex division, Skinny Bois placed 5th, Sound Sensation placed 4th, Carroll was 3rd, Norwell was 2nd and Brownsburg was Grand Champion. Vince Rainelli was the best performer for Skinny Bois and Macy Morison was the best performer for Sound Sensation.
In the mixed division, Classic Connection was 5th, Brownsburg was 4th, Norwell was 3rd, Carroll was 2nd and Huntington North was Grand Champion. Vince Rainelli was named best performer in the show.
DeKalb Show Choirs are in competition this Saturday at Twinsburg Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland.
Shelley would love to give her mother a card shower for her 80th birthday this Monday, so we are asking all of you to take a few minutes and mail a birthday card to Shirley.
Her address is
Shirley Richmond, Box 465, Hamilton, Indiana 46742
A BIG thank you to everyone who made the 24th annual show choir competiton so successful. What a great day and we were very blessed that the weather did not impact us. Chris & Teri Straw served as our Chairmen for this event and they had us all well prepared.
Championship Division – Waubonsie Valley Grand Champion, Twinsburg 2nd, Castle 3rd, Northrop 4th and Northridge 5th
Varsity Division – Bishop Dwenger Grand Champion, Garrett 2nd, Crestview 3rd
Unisex Division – Waubonsie Valley Grand Champion, Twinsburg 2nd, Northridge 3rd
Middle School – Twinsburg Grand Champion, Northwood 2nd, Woodside 3rd
DeKalb had a big day at the Churubusco Invitational Saturday. In the Unisex division, Sound Sensation placed 2nd and Skinny Bois placed 3rd. Christa Voirol was best performer for SS and Brandon Park was best performer for Skinny Bois.
Classic Connection was named Grand Champion with Best Vocals and Best Choreography in the Mixed Division. Holly Woolever was named Best Female Soloist in the Mixed division and Dalton Bell was named best performer in the show. Norwell was 2nd, Austin 3rd, Roncolli 4th, South Side was 5th and Central Noble was 6th.