CHHS show choirs and band take top honorsPosted March 11, 2013 at 4:27 PM, Filed Under: Front Page, Schools, Village Mill
By Pamela J. Sperbeck
The Clover Hill High School show choir competition season began on February 17 at the Homestead Classic Showcase in Fort Wayne, Ind.
CHHS show choirs Iridescence and New Dimensions performed at the high level audiences and judges have come to expect. With the intricately choreographed, colorful performances, and accompanied by Big Cheeks Show Band, New Dimensions took the coveted Grand Championship award and Iridescence received the Open Division Grand Champion award. Big Cheeks continued its two-year winning streak with the top award for Best Show Band for both the Mixed Division and Women’s Division performances. Along with the group awards, the single Showmanship Award was given to New Dimensions’ Dominique Jenkins, and Best Performer was awarded to Iridescence’s Briauna Vinniane.
Crew, the unsung heroes of the show choirs, proved their strong work ethic by earning high praise from the show choirs and show band.
This is the first time a Virginia high school has won the coveted top awards. “We are incredibly excited to have won both the women’s and mixed division at the Homestead Show Choir Classic. We are the first Virginia show choirs to have won a competition in Indiana in the history of show choir,” said CHHS Choral Director Sandra Thomas. “Indiana is the birth place of show choir so it is a difficult state in which to compete. Iridescence, New Dimensions and Big Cheeks have worked extremely hard to prepare for this competition season. It is great to have the validation from such an elite panel of judges.”
On March 2, Crew again loaded trucks with sets and risers for the Solon Show Choir Invitational in Solon, Ohio. New Dimensions received the Grand Champion Overall and Iridescence received Open Division Grand Champion. Caption awards went to Big Cheeks, Best Band/Combo; New Dimensions, Best Vocals; Nick Robinson, Best Male Vocalist Overall; and Briauna Vinniane and Nick Robinson, Best Performer Awards.
New Dimensions performed along with some of the best show choirs in the region during the Mid Atlantic Show Choir Spectacular at Clover Hill High School on March 9. Please visit www.cloverhillshowchoir.com for updates on the event.
In early April, New Dimensions and Big Cheeks will travel to Tennessee for the Nashville Nationals Competition at the Grand Ole Opry. It will be an extraordinary, historical venue to complete their triumphant season.