DeKalb Choral Department sent 3 groups to STATE last weekend.  The Dynamix (or Dina Mix as the MC kept announcing them) performed on Friday night.  There are no placements given at this event.

Sound Sensation placed 3rd in the Unisex Division.  GC was Franklin Community, 2nd Northridge, DeKalb, 4th Columbia City; 5th New Prairie; 6th Fairfield; 7th New Palestine, 8th Monrovia, 9th Pendleton Heights, 10th East Noble.

Classic Connection placed 7th in the Mixed Division;  GC was Franklin Community, 2nd Busco, 3rd Northridge, 4th New Castle, 5th Pendleton Heights, 6th Fairfield, DeKalb, 8th Beech Grove, 9th New Palestine.

All of our groups performed at the highest level giving their best performances of the year at State.  We are all very proud of them.



State Preview Show Thurs 7 pm

The DeKalb Choral Department will have a State preview show Thursday night at 7 pm.  This will feature the Dynamix and the songs they will perform Friday Night as well as Sound Sensation and Classic Connection and the shows they will be performing on Saturday.

This preview show is open to the public and all are invited to attend.  This is a great chance to have friends and family see the shows who are not able to attend the contests.  The doors will open at 6:30 pm with the performances starting at 7.  We will also have brief meetings for the parents and family members who are traveling with the choirs to Florida for the Heart of America Contest in Orlando.

Classic & Sound to STATE

State Show Choir Finals at Franklin Central HS Saturday March 17th.

Sunday afternoon in Indy, ISSMA had the draw for the 2018 Show Choir State Finals, and both Classic Connection and Sound Sensation have qualified.  The DeKalb Show Choirs have been in every State finals since it began in 2005.  Classic Connection has the State Title or 1st Runner Up 9 times, Sound Sensation has the State Title or 1st Runner Up 6 times.  On Saturday March 17th, DeKalb will make a run for the State Championship again with both groups.

Sound Sensation performs at 11:30 am; Classic Connection performs at 5:30 pm.  Admission for adults is $13 per session ($11 for students).  You can purchase admission to all three events – Jazz, Women’s & Mixed for $20 for adults and $18 for students.

Franklin Central HS is located at 6215 S. Franklin Road, Indianapolis IN 46259.  This will be the first year that Small School Finals will be held at Franklin Central.


Lawrence Central Results

Sound Sensation was 1st Runner Up with Best Visuals in Tier II Women’s.  Franklin Community was GC, DeKalb, Pendleton Heights 3rd.

Classic Connection was 6th in Tier I Mixed.  North Central was GC, Carroll 2nd, Franklin Community 3rd, Plainfield 4th, Huntington North 5th, DeKalb.

Dynamix to STATE

Jazz choir - jazz band


Congratulations to the 2018 ISSMA State Jazz Finalists!

Vocal Jazz Ensembles (Alphabetical Order)

Bluffton High School

Concordia Lutheran High School

DeKalb High School

Greenwood Community High School

Martinsville High School

NorthWood High School

Southport High School

Whiteland Community High School

 Instrumental Jazz Ensembles (Alphabetical Order)

Carroll High School

Castle High School

DeKalb High School

Homestead High School

LaPorte High School

North Side High School

Snider High School

Whiteland Community High School

Florida Trip Help Needed

I had some information wrong and need to clarify.  We are leaving on Wednesday March 21st arriving Thursday.  The contest is on Saturday with 2 rooms of competition, not 2 days of competition.  The finals are in one room with both the top women’s and mixed groups competing in the same room.

We have approximately 15 students who need partial to full help with their Florida Trip cost.  The trip costs each student $825.  Most of this is the fee to enter the Heart of America Show Choir Contest and for hotels.  Students leave Wednesday March 21st, arriving in Florida on Thursday March 22nd.  The contest and the championship are all on Saturday.  On Sunday, we’ll tour Disney World.  Sunday night we’ll load up and bring the kids home late Monday afternoon.

If you can give some financial assistance to these kids, that would be greatly appreciated.  Send an email to either Pam at or Shelley at telling them if you can help.  Follow up by mailing the checks to DeKalb High School Choral Department at 3424 CR 427 Waterloo IN 46793.

Thank you in advance for your generosity. 

Hallway Decorating for State

Thursday March 8th – 7 pm  Decorating idea meeting, no actual decorating that night.

Thursday March 15th 7 pm – Come decorate the hallway for State send-off

Any questions- please direct to Jen Stuckey

Let’s make the hallway look great as we send our kids to STATE!!!

The Star 2-27

The Star 2-27-18

Huntington North Results

A big weekend for DeKalb Show Choirs at Huntington North Saturday.
Single-Gender: Grand Chanpion- DeKalb; 1RU- New Prarie; 2RU- Bishop Luers; Choreography: New Prarie; Vocals: DeKalb; Tech Crew: DeKalb.  Best performer in the show was Emma Beer.

Mixed: Grand Champion: DeKalb; 1RU: Bishop Luers; 2RU: New Prarie; 3RU: Wawasee; 4RU: Lakeland; Choreography, Vocals and Tech Crew: DeKalb.  Best performer in the show was Blair McKown.

Sound Sensation’s racing show is firing on all cylinders as we enter the 4th turn heading towards March Madness and the State Competition.  Everything came together on Saturday to produce the win.  With one more tune up on Saturday March 10th at Bishop Luers, Sound Sensation is prepared to make a run for the State Championship.
Classic Connection made a key adjustment to their show on Saturday, changing the song directly after the ballad.  This adjustment received great reactions from both the crowd and the judges.  Classic Connection will be spending the off week putting some additional fine tuning to the show.  Winning the coveted Best Vocals award along with Best Choreography is recognition that the show is reaching the level necessary to make a run for the State title.
Both groups go back into competition on march 10th at Bishop Luers.