Thirty-five choirs compete in Peru State College’s show choir competition

Thirty-five choirs compete in Peru State College’s show choir competition

Peru, Nebraska – Oct. 23 and Oct. 24, thirty-five choirs competed in Peru State College’s annual show choir competition in the Al Wheeler Athletic Center.

“I cannot believe, and am overwhelmed with gratitude, that we had 35 choirs,” Peru State’s associate professor of music, Dr. Jacob Barlett, said to the competing schools after awards were announced.

“It was wonderful to watch all of you share your gifts with us, and we are incredibly appreciative that you continue to support our festival.”

The men are wearing scarlet blazers. The women are wearing gold and black dresses.

The Scarlet Knights, from Bishop Neuman, perform.

 

The women are wearing dark blue tops with sequins and teal skirts. The men are in dark blue blazers.

Spectrum, from Pius X, performs.

Competition results:

Tuesday

  • Class AA – Pius X “Sotto Voce”
  • Class A – Nebraska City “Expressions”
  • Class B – Sabetha “Odyssey”
  • Class C – Bishop Neumann “Scarlet Knights”
  • Class D – Pawnee City “Showstoppers”

Wednesday

  • Class AA – Bellevue East “Take II”
  • Class A – Norris “Gold”
  • Class B – Wahoo “Royalty”
  • Class C – No participant
  • Class D – Deshler “Purple Reign”

Overall

  • Top A Cappella/Jazz – Pius X “Sotto Voce”
  • Top Swing Choir – Crete “Duly Noted”
  • Show Choir – 3rd Place (No Trophy) – Norris “Gold”
  • Show Choir – 2nd Place (No Trophy) – Pius X “Spectrum”
  • Show Choir – 1st Place – Bellevue East “Take II”

Peru State’s show choir competition will return October 2019 in the college’s new Performing Arts Center.

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Alexa Cline contributed to this release.