Janesville high school show choir places 10th at Nationals
JANESVILLE—Janesville Craig High School's Spotlighters show choir placed 10th of 13 teams Saturday at the Show Choir National Championship series at the Arie Crown Theater in Chicago.
The 70-member choir, crew and band faced off against 12 other schools at the competition, which was hosted by Fame Events.
The Swingstations from Mount Zion, Ill., won first place in the competition, followed by Riverside Company of Hastings Minn., Great Expectations of Twinsburg, Ohio, and First Edition of Findlay, Ohio.
More than 1,000 students competed in the championship, which was an invitational for schools competing in the series 6 regional competitions in New York, Los Angeles, Branson, Mo. and Orlando, Fla.
Spotlighters director Adam Miller said the Craig show choir team nailed its dance routines and did an admirable job in scoring on vocals.
“It was great to see the kids dive onto that stage and see them dig into the performance, giving it their all on the on the biggest stage—Chicago—that they may see in their lives,” Miller said.
He said the group, which will have 56 returning members next year, is a “young team” of about 35 freshman and sophomores.
Miller, who is in his first-year as director, also credited Spotlighters' chorographer Bob Schrank and parents who were at the showcase for “representing Craig” and helping organize the team for its performances in Chicago.