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“Choirs for a Cause” Benefit Concert Kicks Off Show Choir Season

Charisma performs at Liberty High School during the annual Choirs for a Cause event.

Reese Hill, Reporter

February 11, 2020

Backstage was a whirlwind of dresses, shoes, instruments, and stagehands. The audience was standing-room only, packed with parents, performers, and supporters of show choir, watching the six local show choir groups performing on Liberty High School’s stage at the annual Choirs for a Cause benefit even...

4th Ave Makes a Wave at Their Last Competition of the Season

Bubba Perez '19 singing his solo

Shoshie Hemley, Reporter

February 22, 2019

“I think [the audience] loved it. I think we made a lot of people cry and we helped a lot of people, and I think we changed lives,” Andrew Tribbey ‘19 said after leaving 4th Ave’s critique following its performance. Making City High show choir history, the critique judges gave no notes to the ...

Show Choir Dance Audition Groups Posted

Art by Estie Dillard.

Zoë Miller, Reporter

May 9, 2017

The City High Show Choirs will be holding dance auditions Wednesday, May 10 starting after school. Those auditioning will be taught a short segment of choreography and then perform for the judges in small groups. ...

What “True Colors” Means to Josh Millsap

Josh Millsap '19 performs Cindy Lauper's

Mira Bohannan Kumar and Zoë Butler

February 23, 2017

At the Spring Show, the last show choir performance of the year, emotions surfaced as seniors performed for the last time. Following in this vein, Josh Millsap ‘19 choose to sing a ballad that was close to his heart.          “[The song] means to be real with yourself,” Millsap, who sa...

Show Choirs Recover Late in the Season

Claire Woodward '17 performs for Fourth Avenue.

Madeline Pugh, Reporter

February 7, 2017

This show choir season, City High’s Fourth Avenue Jazz Company was off to a disappointing start, but now both City Lights and Fourth Avenue are rising from the ashes of their burning 6th place trophies. After a few dispiriting placements, the show choirs are making a comeback, and with one competit...

Switching the Wrestling Mat for the Spotlight

Tommy Brands '19 in

Olivia DeNeice and Ellie Evans

February 2, 2017

He switched the wrestling mat for the spotlight. In the short time since his debut into the arts, the Iowa wrestling coach's son, Tommy Brands '19, has made his mark on the City High Music and Drama Department. “I did wrestling for two years and enjoyed it, but it wasn’t what I wanted to do,” Brands said in reference to his past, short-l...

City and West Show Choirs to Perform in ‘Dollars for Scholars’

City and West Show Choirs to Perform in 'Dollars for Scholars'

Zoë Miller, Reporter

January 10, 2017

'Dollars for Scholars,' a charity show choir performance, will be held in Opstad Auditorium on Wednesday, January 11. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. There is no assigned seating. This will be the last opportunity this season to see both City and West perform...

IC Show Choirs Progressing to Success

IC Show Choirs Progressing to Success

Serena Collins, Reporter

November 12, 2015

The hot lights shining on the faces of City High performers signal what they’ve been waiting for since June-the beginning of show choir season. Even though Works in Progress lacks any special lighting or costumes, it’s an extremely important performance for show choir members. “It’s like our...

Show Choir Finale

Photo by Rebecca Eyman

Arielle Soemadi, Katrina Scandrett, and Maggie Morony

March 12, 2015

After the layers of makeup, pinning up hair, and getting costumes set, the show choir season has come to an end.  For the senior class of 2015, these past seven months of show choir have been their last. “It’s very bitter sweet," Addison Kosier '15 said. "It’s been a great experience and ...

4th Ave Jazz Co places 5th in Finals at Swingin’ on the River

The Last Competition

Arielle Soemadi, Maggie Morony, and Katrina Scandrett

February 23, 2015

This weekend 4th Ave Jazz Co. competed in Hastings, MN at Swingin' on the River. This was 4th Ave's final competition of the show choir season. Twelve varsity groups competed this weekend at Swingin' on the River and only six could make finals. Many 4th Ave members did not think that they would make...

Final Competition Preview: 4th Ave is on the Road Again

4th Ave singing their ballad at last year's Dollars for Scholars

Maggie Morony, Katrina Scandrett, and Arielle Soemadi

February 23, 2015

This weekend, for the first time in 5 years, 4th Ave Jazz Co. is traveling out of state for their competition. 4th Ave is heading up to Hastings, Minnesota for Swinging on the River. 12 varsity groups will be competing on Saturday and only six groups will make finals and only one will be named grand...

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