New Prairie Show Choir Competition 2017


New Prairie High School Show Choirs are wrapping up their 2017 competition season. Each year we attend four to five competitions in Indiana. Our choirs put in many hours dancing and singing to get ready for our shows.

Our all women's choir, Sing Sensation, is made up of 34 students while our mixed choir, Innovation, has 29. Each show is composed of five songs and arranged just for us.

This year we welcomed, James Bennett, as our new choir director. We have a choreographer, Joe Sato, who creates the choreography that makes our shows unique.

New Prairie band with the help of band teacher, Patrick Teykl provide the music.

The tech crew is made up of 12 students that go with us to get our set off and on the stage in the allocated time. At competition, you are allowed 20 minutes to get your band, set and students on stage, perform and get everything off.

We have had a successful and fun competition season so far. On March 18, Sing Sensation made their fourth trip to State ISSMA competition.

They were one of nine school schools selected to compete in the small school division.

Choirs are picked for state based on performance scores throughout the season.

Sing Sensation’s show contains the following numbers: Our Time/Riders to the Stars (soloist: Emmy McLaughlin and Laurel Blankenship), Big Time, Home (soloist: Bailey Lenig), So What? (soloist: Alex Reynolds), When I Grow Up/I Want It All (soloist: Jaclyn Kosinski)

Results: Northridge: 4th place finish, Jaclyn Kosinski best performer Huntington: 1st runner up, Best Choreography, Hayley Benner best performer Avon: 5th place finish, Kylie Dillon best performer, Best Band award Brownsburg: Grand Champion, Alex Reynolds best performer, Best Costumes, Best Band, Best Visuals

Innovation’s show contains the following numbers: Land of Confusion (soloist: Colin Nichols), Seven Nation Army (soloist: Kylie Dillon), Light (soloist: Clara Hooton and Jake Mitchell), War, Peace & Love Inc.

Results: Northridge: 5th place finish, Clara Hooton best performer Huntington: 4th place finish, Kristen O’Malley best performer, Best Brass and Woodwinds, Best Instrumental Sound and Best Tech Crew Avon: 8th place finish, Alex Reynolds best performer Brownsburg: Grand Champions, Best Band, Best Visuals, Kylie Dixon best performer and best soloist

Come see these great shows, plus all choirs will be performing “Songs throughout the Decades” on May 19th and 20th at 7:00pm CDT in the New Prairie High School Auditorium.

We can’t perform at all these competitions without the support of school administration so a big thanks to Mrs. Sass and Dr. White.

We also are in need of community support to help us buy costumes, purchase a trailer and pay for music and choreography so we are having a South Bend Chocolate Fundraiser this spring!! Please see any choir student to purchase chocolates and coffee at a great price and just in time for Mother’s Day. E-mail newprairiechoirboosters@gmail.com with any questions.

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