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Mitchell hosts annual Show Choir Classic

More than a dozen show choirs gathered at the Mitchell High School Performing Arts Center Saturday for the annual Show Choir Classic in Mitchell. In the race for the Grand Champion honors, Millard West (Neb.) was the top show choir, with its "Wes...

Friend de Coup performs as an exhibition as the final performance of the Mitchell Show Choir Classic on Saturday night at the Mitchell School District Performing Arts Center. (Matt Gade / Republic)
Friend de Coup performs as an exhibition as the final performance of the Mitchell Show Choir Classic on Saturday night at the Mitchell School District Performing Arts Center. (Matt Gade / Republic)

More than a dozen show choirs gathered at the Mitchell High School Performing Arts Center Saturday for the annual Show Choir Classic in Mitchell.

In the race for the Grand Champion honors, Millard West (Neb.) was the top show choir, with its "West in the Groove" group. The choir also won the honors for Best Vocals, Best Choreography and Best Band. The "Bridge Street Singers," of St. Francis (Minn.) High School took second place, with the Best Female Soloist award won by Callie Pendergrass. Third place went to the "Uptown Girls" choir from Millard West, while Sioux Falls Washington's "Classic Connection" finished fourth. Omaha South (Neb.) High School and "The Ambassadors" was fifth, with the Best Male Soloist in Sam Pineda, while Aberdeen Central's "Eagle Express" took sixth place.

In the Tier II competition, Vermillion High School's "Rhythm in Red" took first place, followed by Groton's "Prismatic Sensations" in second place and "Tiger Tones" from Harrisburg High School was third.

In the women's division, Millard West's "Uptown Girls" took first place, followed by "Special Request" from Aberdeen Central, and St. Francis' "Prima Voce" taking third. In the prep division, "Swing Cats" from Millard West took first place, with Sioux Falls Washington's "Stage Lights" in second place.

Mitchell's "Friend de Coup" participated in exhibition fashion, while "Exclamation" and "Maximum Velocity" - the Mitchell Middle School show choirs - also performed.

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