Show choir competition set for Buckeye Local

The St. C. Vocal Music Boosters, the St. C. Singers, along with Chad Smith, director of the St. C. Singers, will host their annual “Showcase of Sound” Saturday, Feb. 26, at Buckeye Local High School.

Performing are participating high school show choirs from Ohio & West Virginia. The annual “Showcase of Sound” has been an annual tradition for the Singers for over fifteen years and is one of the biggest fundraisers for the boosters.

“We are excited to welcome these eight talented groups of young people from Ohio and West Virginia to our Showcase of Sound,” quoted Mr. Smith. “The performances seen throughout the day are the result of many hours of hard work and dedication by students, directors, and parents. My Singer students are looking forward to seeing their fellow show choirs perform and the kids are thrilled to be hosting their own competition.”

Show choir is a unique version of high school choir in which a group of students create a twenty minute show with a combination of song and dance.

Each show performance is accompanied by a live orchestra band consisting of fellow students. The show choir groups create a unique show competing for awards such as best show concept, best overall performer for each group, best instrumentalist, and best choreography, among other awards.

Each school division will also have a “Champion” and will also have a chance to compete in the evening competition based on the judging from the day’s performances.

Four show choirs will be chosen to compete in the evening competition, each hoping to win the “Grand Champion” trophy from this “Showcase of Sound.”

The St C. Singers will perform their new show “Good Gone Bad” at the showcase and there will be a performance by the elementary students that participated in the Elementary Show Choir Camp “Destination Rock & Roll” last August. Both the Singers and Little Singers will perform after 3p.m. prior to the afternoon awards.

The St. C. Singers are an auditioned show choir made up of 40 singers amd dancers, six stage crew members, and are led by the 5 member band, “Band of Demons.” The St. C. Singers are from St. Clairsville High School and are the only competing show choir in the Ohio Valley.

This season they were “Grand Champions” in division B at Portsmouth, 1st runner up in division C at Piqua, and won best tech crew at Piqua. Their 2010 awards include best combo, best soloist, class champions, and the Singers also earned the 2010 Cruise Festival Overall Grand Championship Award for Show Choirs.

The Singers represent many aspects of student life at St. Clairsville high school including national honor society, student council, football, volleyball, softball, golf, baseball, cheering, soccer, and community service. The Singers will perform at show choir competitions hosted by Portsmith High School, Piqua High School, Poca High School, and the ARTS. The St. C. Singers are directed by Mr. Chad Smith and are choreographed by Mr. Antwon Chavis.

The St. C. Vocal Music Boosters would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the local businesses and patrons, friends, relatives, and parents that have contributed to and supported this organization throughout the year. Please visit the Singer website @ for information and fundraiser dates..

This competition is wonderful family entertainment with tickets available at the door.

Ticket prices are $10 for adults, kids 10 and under $6, and children 2 and under are free. There will be t-shirts for sale, programs, and a message table where a personalized message may be sent to any performer.

The first competition begins at 11 a.m. All Ohio Valley residents are welcome and encouraged to attend to support these inspiring groups of young people. A cafeteria with a variety of foods will be available for your convenience throughout the day.

For more information, please call Wendy Jacob, 695-5766 or Lisa Smith, 699-1227.