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Naperville North show choir awarded at competition in Chatham

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The Naperville North show choir was awarded at the Glenwood 2014 Show Choir competition in Chatham on March 1. Read the full release below.

The Naperville North High School Show Choir ensembles “Entourage” and “High Heeled Harmony” concluded their 2013/2014 contest season with award filled performances at the Glenwood The Event 2014 Show Choir competition in Chatham, Illinois on March 1.
 
“High Heeled Harmony” took Third place in the Unisex Division, accompanied by the NNHS Band which was awarded Best Combo in their classification. In addition, “Entourage” mixed group ensemble qualified for finals and took 4th Runner Up placement, closing up an exciting and very competitive series of events.
 
During the previous competition at Dekalb Show Choir Invitational 2014 (February 8), NNHS stood out with the performances of Ms. Shannon Keegan and Miss Dana Paulo, who were awarded “Grand Champion” and Third Place respectively in the individual Soloist competition.
 
Ms. Keegan expressed her delight and amazement: “it felt wonderful…I put myself out there and sang my heart out. When they later announced that I had won grand champion, I was dumbstruck… I am immensely grateful to my team for their support and love.” Similarly, Ms. Paulo commented, “for the solo competition I sang “With You” from the musical Ghost. The song is very emotional, so my main focus was to tell the story through my acting but still stay composed enough to sing.  Being awarded was definitely exciting, but ultimately being part of such an amazing show choir is the best part!”
 
Both Ms. Keegan and Ms. Paulo are new members of “Entourage” Mixed Show Choir ensemble, which, together with “High Heeled Harmony”, is only on its second year of competitions. Both ensembles received Grand Champion awards at the Belmont Winter Spectacular 2014 (January 18).
 
Directed and Choreographed by Vocal Music Director and Instructional Coordinator for the Fine Arts, Mr. Nicholas P. Janssen, and Ms. Rachel Shershen, the extra-curricular Show Choir program at Naperville North High School comprise a highly selective and competitive ensemble of singer-dancers who perform in choral concerts, Show Choir festivals, clinics and community performances throughout the year.  Since its inception in 2012, the NNHS Show Choir program Entourage and High Heeled Harmony ensembles and Combo band continue to earn recognition in the Show Choir community.

For additional information about the Naperville North Show Choir Program and schedule of upcoming performances, e-mail  nnhsshowchoirs@yahoo.com or contact the Naperville North High School Fine Arts Department at 630-420-6512.

 

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