In their second competition in as many weeks, "High Voltage", the Emmetsburg High School varsity show choir, continued their competition season with very successful performance results at the Dallas Center-Grimes "Take Two" Show Choir Contest on Sat. Jan 19th at Grimes.
"High Voltage" once again placed first in the combined Class 2A-1A competition, earning a chance to perform in the evening championship performance, where they earned the second Runner-up placing, finishing behind show choirs from Keokuk and Bishop Heelan of Sioux City, both 3A schools, but ahead of two other Class 3A schools in the finals.
The show choir is under the direction of David Fog.
A?LONG?WAY?DOWN - BriAna Campbell (center, left) and Jenna Wolfe (right) strike a final pose in the number “Bottom of the River”?at the Dallas Center-Grimes competition on Jan. 25. High Voltage won the Class 2A competition and finished as the Second Runner-Up in the evening finals in their second competition of the year. -- submitted photo
During the afternoon competition at Dallas Center-Grimes, High Voltage also received a special honor as senior Hannah Bird was named Outstanding Female Soloist during the Caption Awards ceremonies. Bird was honored for her solo on the group's ballad selection, "Flying Home."
This is the seventh year that Dallas Center-Grimes has hosted a competition, and it was designed to be a venue for the smaller school show choirs to compete. Schools from 1A-2A-and 3A, as well as prep groups and middle schools were accepted in registration for the contest.
"This group is off to such a great start and they have worked very hard to get ready for another early-season competition" commented Mr. Fog. "They were very focused and goal oriented in working to present their show at their very best. They knew that to place first in their class this week was a big challenge, as the West Branch Show Choir was very talented as well."
"We worked to improve in very specific areas and the concentrated work paid off with big improvements from the week before at West Branch," Fog continued. "The performance in the finals was one of the berst overall shows I think we have presented in many years. These students should be really proud of their result. With their work ethic and desire to achieve excellence, they will continue to have a very successful competition season!"
The EHS Show Choir students would like to thank their choreographer, Erica Ireland, along with their Pit Band members and adult accompanist, Kelley Fog, for all their hard work and growth this year, as well as the parents who have made these first trips to help get the year off to a great start.