Great River Show Choir Invitational 2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tom Stanger   
Monday, 23 January 2012 13:45

Better than Dancing with the Stars and American Idol, on February 17 & 18 the Music Departments of Davenport Central and West high schools proudly present the Great River Show Choir Invitational at the Adler Theater.  The talented teens of Iowa and beyond will be presenting two nights of dazzling dancing, creative costumes, magnificent music, and great family entertainment.  

The middle school show choirs all competing for Grand Champion. What is a Show Choir you ask? All show  choir participants must audition for the opportunity to perform. Once selected, all participants spend endless produced and directed by professional Choreographers.  Costumes are then selected, fitted, and re‐fitted until the finished product is a show choir performance that rivals most area stage performances. These show choirs then travel to many different venues all competing for the chance to become the "Grand Champion”.  

The Great River Show Choir Invitational is unique in many ways. Most importantly, it allows the show choirs to perform on a professional stage, with professional sound and light crews. For many students, performing career. This Invitational is sponsored by two different high schools working together to bring you a weekend of excellent family entertainment at an extremely reasonable price.  

The Great River Show Choir Invitational at the Adler Theater begins Friday at 5:30 PM on February 17, 2012. Ticket prices are $5.00 for the Middle School Competition. High School competition begins Saturday, February 18 at 8:00 AM. Ticket prices are $8.00 for the Saturday competition, $8.00 for the Evening Finals Competition or $14.00 for the entire Saturday and Finals competition. An all weekend pass is available for $16.00.  Student tickets are $5.00 for each session, and there is a $1.00 per ticket discount for seniors.  Awards will be announced approximately 5:00 PM and Finals will begin at 7:30 PM. The Grand Champion will be announced at the conclusion of the Finals competition.  

Come which will begin approximately 7:30 PM.  For more information please visit our website at Please feel free to call Tom Stanger at 322‐3660 if you have any questions, or would like to arrange interviews with the Directors or performers.

We hope you will come support your local high school talents, and enjoy the show!!

Who: High School Show Choirs from 24 regional Junior and Senior High Schools from Omaha to Chicago, hosted by Davenport’s Central and West High Schools.

What:  Usually held in school gymnasiums, the Great River Event is the only one that showcases the choirs in such a large and ornate performance theater.  With over 2400 comfy seats, this is truly the finest class competition in the Midwest

When:  Friday, February 17 and Saturday, February 18th, with the middle school competition beginning Friday night at 5:30.  High school groups compete from 8 AM to 6 PM Saturday, with final competitions starting at 7 PM until 11.

Where:  The Adler Theater in downtown Davenport.

Hosting Sponsored by the The Bechtel Trusts and Foundation and the Riverboat Development Authority, this event will support the expenses of the Central and West Show Choirs.  During the completion season, each of the regional groups take turns hosting events to help lower the costs for participants, and to show off their facilities.

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