Findlay First Edition will hold the 32nd annual Fall Show Choir Festival Saturday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. in R. L. Heminger Auditorium at Findlay High School.
General admission tickets are $10, while admission for seniors and students is $5. Tickets will be on sale Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 23-24, from 3-5 p.m. in the Findlay High School auditorium lobby. Ticket sales will begin at 6 p.m. on the day of the show.
The festival serves as a showcase for the talent of area show choirs in a non-competitive environment. Show choirs from the following schools are scheduled to perform: The Top 20 from Kenton, Soundsation from Riverdale, Out of the Blue from Ottawa-Glandorf, and the host show choir — Findlay First Edition.
Now in its 36th season, Findlay First Edition has claimed 100 Grand Championships and over 60 national awards, including a two-time Showstoppers Grand Champion, FAME Show Choir Cup, and the 2016 FAME Chicago Grand Champion. This year, the 52-member show choir will travel to Ada Music Feast, the Marion Harding Singsational, Medina Midwest Showcase, Solon Invitational, Anderson Singsational in Indiana, and Show Choir Nationals in Nashville, Tennessee.
Accompanying the group is The Boingers, an instrumental ensemble that supplies an energetic background to the show choir. The Boingers have won over 70 caption awards for best instrumental combo. The show choir is also accompanied by an eight member crew.
Findlay First Edition is under the direction of Kevin Manley and assistant director Alycia Althaus. The group’s choreographer is Andy Haines.
The Kenton Top Twenty is beginning its 52nd season of show choir, and this year’s edition features 38 singer-dancers; the instrumental combo, A-Company; and the group’s crew members, the Stage Corps. Their show theme for 2019-2020 is “Antagonist.” Top Twenty is under the direction of Todd Daquino, Zack Triscari, JJ Jones, Tara Tober and Jordan Gibson.
The Ottawa-Glandorf show choir, Out of the Blue, performs throughout their district and community and is in its 27th season. Out of the Blue’s fall show is all about strength, being true to one’s self, and expanding imagination. The group is directed by Sara Ballou and choreographed by Marquis Ramsey.
The Riverdale Soundsation’s 2019-2020 show, “Disaster,” tells the journey of surviving life and building upon what is already had. Soundsation is under the direction of Cole Brincefield, Zack Triscari and Jason Van Buskirk.
For more information about the festival, contact the Findlay High School office at 419-425-8289.