Carmel High School choirs present 2-night showcase

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For Carmel High School senior Julia Schmitz, there is no better way to cap off show choir competition season than by holding a showcase for family, friends and community.

“I love (it) because it is basically a showcase of all that we have learned throughout the year,” said Schmitz, a member of the all-female Accents. “It also allows us to perform our set one last time in front of our friends and family. I’m really excited that they added an additional night and another choir (New Edition). Tickets always sell out fast, so by adding a night show, hopefully more people will be able to enjoy an ‘Evening of Show Choir.’”

The Ambassadors, Accents and New Edition will all do their full competition show, as well as additional songs during the ‘Evening of Show Choir’ at 7 p.m. March 22 and 23 at the school’s auditorium.

A senior and a three-year Ambassador, Savannah Fisher is excited for the two-night showcase as well.

“It is such a fun opportunity because we get to perform for the majority of our friends and family. It’s a really supportive environment,” Fisher said. “This year has been such a fun time. This year we have been so close as an ensemble and have made some incredible memories together. This year’s theme is ‘Once Upon A Time.’ Our competition set follows the stories of five classic and loved Disney princesses and their happily ever-afters.”

Schmitz enjoyed being a part of the eight-person Accents’ technical crew for Ambassadors.

“Our job is to set up the big book that is used as the backdrop during the set,” Schmitz said. “We also are under the risers during the first half of the set to hand on and off props. This has been such a fun experience and a great way to see another side of show choir. We even won best crew at one of our competitions.

“The Accents’ set this year goes back to the year 1969 as we start a one-girl revolution. This has been a very successful season, but more importantly, we have had so much fun competing and improving each week.”

Tickets for ‘An Evening of Show Choir’ are on sale now at ticketracker.com

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