Photos: Loveland Show Choir begins season with a Holiday Homecoming

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by Sam Smith

Loveland, Ohio – On the evening of Saturday, December 10, Loveland Show Choir presented their Holiday Homecoming show in the Loveland High School auditorium. The show was an hour and a half of holiday themed music and dancing. It showcased some of Loveland’s most talented students. The show, lead by Director, Shawn Miller, also featured Show Choir alumni from past years. Also present were members of the Loveland Middle School show choir.

 

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Santa Claus greets an audience member

 

Loveland Show Choir claims that the Holiday homecoming performance was put together in only around two weeks.

“Allure and revolution (middle school) rehearse twice a week for two hours at a time, and getting 50+ people on stage to do the same thing at the same time takes a lot of work. For the small group performances, each group had to find their own arrangements and rehearse on their own in a span of two weeks,” explained performer Erica Perl.

 

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A middle school performer from Show Choir’s Revolution

 

This is in contrast with the several months usually required to learn routines and choreography with Loveland Show Choir Choreographers, Jarad Voss and Tori Burns. Preparation for the show begins in October, and Show Band receives their arrangements in late November.

 

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Drummer and Junior, Zach Cusino

 

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Guitarist and Sophomore, Daniel Eilert

 

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Senior, Margaret Eilert, playing cello

 

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Last year, show choir’s “By Request” group was named the first runner-up at the FAME National Show Choir Competition in Nashville. This year, there are already nine performances scheduled. On  and Beavercreek High School. Show choir is already planning to perform again in the national competition at Nashville.

 

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Seniors Margaret Eilert and Rachel Ingal sing

 

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Junior, Paige Miller, sings Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah

 

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Seniors August Lamson and Margaret Eilert perform a duet. Garrett Fasig plays saxophone in the background.

 

 
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Show Choir poses at the end of the Holiday Homecoming performance

 

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Junior and By Request member, Alex Scharfenberger

 

“For By Request, the audience should expect a very alternative show this year. After the success of the rock remix of Smooth Criminal last year, By Request is extending the best elements of that number to every other song including tracks by Panic! at the Disco and The Strike.

For Allure, you can expect a show full of girl power from start to finish, especially in the numbers Confident and Stronger,” claimed performer and Loveland senior Erica Perl.
 
 
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The Loveland Show Choir Allure group
 
 
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Allure is Loveland Show Choir’s all-girl performing group

 

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Director Shawn Miller with the middle school Revolution talents
 
 
Show Choir will begin to perform the spring show in January and then on most weekends until March. The full tour schedule can be found here. 
 

 
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