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It was a great weekend for the Tiger renaissance men and women, the impressive performers and vocalists of Great Expectations Show Choir and the R.B.C. Singers, who swept the top spots in the prestigious DeKalb Show Choir Invitational Feb. 9.
Twinsburg High School's Great Expectations won grand champion over 20 other performers at the Waterloo, Ind., competition, in which Twinsburg performs annually. As well, Great Expectations, with their Monopoly theme, won for best vocals and best choreography, helping them secure the grand champion spot.
Senior Anthony Paul won best male soloist for his performance of "Under the Boardwalk."
R.B. Chamberlin Middle School's Singers were also named grand champion in the middle school division with best choreography and best vocals. It was the first competition of the year for the Singers, who brought the house down with their version of The Who's "Pinball Wizard."
"Just a great weekend for our Tigers," superintendent Kathryn Powers said Feb. 9.
Great Expectations also traveled to Marysville Jan. 26, where they competed with 17 schools from Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia and won best choreography and grand champion. They also won divisional grand champion, best costumes and best show concept. Senior Sarah Radcliff received best individual performer.
The Twinsburg High School show choir comprises 40 singers and dancers, 12 instrumentalists and three crew members. Great Expectations and the RBC Singers, with 42 singers and dancers, are under the direction of Randall S. Lanoue and Scott Hamler.
The show choirs will next perform Feb. 16 at a Medina High School-hosted competition featuring 18 choirs.
The Twinsburg Show Choirs will also be at the Great Expectations benefit concert March 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Twinsburg High School auditorium, with performances by the Great Expectations and R.B.C. Singers.
Proceeds from this event will benefit the Twinsburg choirs. For ticket information, contact Heather Widmer at 440-785-3613 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- Compiled by Editor Andrew Schunk