Smokey Barn News
Wednesday April 2, 2014
SEE UPDATE BELOW ORIGINAL STORY
The two SHS show choirs will again be entered in the Orlando Invitational Music Festival on Saturday, April 5, and are making their final preparations for the event.
The all female group, Showtime, and the mixed choir, Sound System went through dress rehearsals earlier this week as they fine-tuned their performances. The groups have competed annually in Orlando since 1994 and are the only Tennessee entries.
Twice-Grand Champions in Orlando, and never receiving less than first or second superior ratings, SHS choirs have competed in New York, Williamsburg Virginia, Colorado, LA California, Atlanta Georgia, St, Louis Missouri, Chicago Illinois, We have performed in Hawaii, Germany, Scotland, Austria, London, Paris, Carnegie Hall, and on The Grand Old Opry stage.
The choir program, under the direction of Lisa Whitworth, has produced 10 students who have successfully completed the summer Governor’s School of the Arts curriculum, placing them among the best singers and dancers in Tennessee. Additionally eighty-eight choir members have auditioned and been selected for the All-State Choir over the years.(Source: Robertson County Schools)
UPDATE Monday April 7, 2014
Springfield High brings top honors back from Orlando Competition
The Springfield High School Show Choirs competed in the Orlandofest Invitational Music Festival on Saturday, April 5. Nationwide, only twenty-one vocal and instrumental groups qualified for the event.
Springfield had two competition teams entered: Sound System and Show Time, the only groups from Tennessee. At the awards ceremony both groups received Superior ratings. Show Time placed First in the Show Choir Division and Sound System placed Third.
Springfield High School received the highest combined scores in the entire festival and came home with the Grand Champion Trophy. This was a major achievement for Springfield. Over the past 20 years the Grand Champion title has only been achieved three times by SHS choirs. Students, parents and coached are to be commended for a job well done.
Students competing were: Hannah Beard, Sarah Bratcher, Faith Brooks, Hanna Carr, Alexis Caudill, aura Crimm, Trisha Crutcher, Celsea Dotson, Devon Farmer, Rebecca Hines, Chelsea Frase, Gabby Galluzzi, Sarah Haley, Rebekah Hines, Hope Hoffman, Raina Lee, Kristen Litchford, Maddie Loving, Samantha Mann, Sydney Moore, Bailey Murphey, Kady Murphy, Gabby Nelson, Analise Odle, Madison Orman, Reena Patel, Elizabeth Shows, Ana Swearingen (East Robertson), Victoria Turner, Meredith Walling, Susannah White, Darby Wright, Sierra Tomlin, Colby Abernathy, Gabby Beirne, Chase Benefiel, Timothy Black,Dakota Carlisle, Emily Cook, Katy Cook, Sophie Cook, Juwaun Cross, Caroline Dean, Matt Delawson, Shelby Guffey, Crystal Lemus, Sam Morris, Weston Oaks, Alexis Pendley, Zach Pendley, Dakota Reynolds, Quivillo Sherrod, Katie Shoup, Cora Tomlin, Kelcy Tomlin, Joseph Wilkins. The Road Crew included: Elizabeth Gregory, Brian Reynolds, Mary Covington, Tammie Jernigan, Rhea-Anne and Vern Pendley, Kathy White and Toni Guffey.
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