Olentangy High School will host its second annual Classic Show Choir Invitational Saturday.
The competition will include middle and high school students with 15 schools from Ohio and West Virginia represented. The event will include exhibition performances from the Olentangy Shanahan Golden Notes and the award-winning Olentangy Keynotes.
“The event was very successful [last year] and we were thrilled to see many retirees from our community attend, proving that the love of music is timeless,” said Denise Cabrera, a volunteer for the high school’s performing arts. “We are looking forward to their year’s competition, as our students are working to perfect their show.”
Performances will take place at the high school, 675 Lewis Center Road, with preliminary rounds to begin at 8 a.m. and finals at 8 p.m.
Tickets go on sale the day of the event, Cabrera said.
The Olentangy Keynotes have more than 40 performers who sing and dance together with a band. The group has competed across Ohio and other state for more than 12 years.
Recent themes the show choir has done include F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel “The Great Gatsby” and from the 1980s supernatural comedy film “Ghost Busters.”
Accomplishments include the Grand Champions at the 2015 Fairfield Crystal Classic as well as best vocals, choreography, costumes, crew, female soloist and overall outstanding performer.
The Olentangy Keynotes are led by director Timothy Smith, assistant director Emily Kirtland and band director Tyler Domer.
For more information go to www.keynoteclassic.com.
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