Clinton High’s nationally recognized Attaché Show Choir returns to work for another exciting season this Fall.
Their concert season begins anew after 16 Attaché members honed their creative talents at Showchoir Camps of America at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois.
In the Land of Lincoln, students learned an entire show and met with the biggest names in the show choir universe. The June 18-24 camp taught them important lessons that will be valuable for the upcoming season.
SCA is the longest running and most prestigious show choir camp in the USA. It attracted more than 700 students and 100 choir directors from 23 states.
“Responsibility, accountability, compassion, dedication, and leadership are all valued and promoted at Showchoir Camps of America,” says Attaché Director David Fehr. “These are the same values we teach our kids.”
Several Attaché members were selected for the dance ensemble and student talent showcase.
There were 46 students selected out of 700 campers to participate in the dance ensemble. Eleven of the students were Attache’ singer/dancers. Members selected for the dance ensemble were Rachel Darnell, Isaiah Johnson, Jack Loome, John Middleton, Mary Madison Pevey, Mattie Pierce, Rachel Saxton, Wesley Thomas, Davis Turner, Morgan Washam, and Zuri Williams.
When the weeklong program ended, freshman singer/dancer Asia Smith received a $10,000 scholarship to attend Millikin University. Over the years, she was the fourth Attaché member to win the talent showcase and receive the scholarship.
Clinton High seniors Mattie Pierce and Davis Turner say the fabulous week in Illinois is something that will be beneficial to Attaché members all season long. They’ve been in the group for four years.
“My experience at SCA was amazing,” Pierce said. “I’ve gone the past four years, and I’ve really challenged myself as a performer.”
“I’m very excited to see the development of this year’s show,” added Turner. For Davis, Attaché is like family. “It has taught me discipline, timeliness, gratitude, humbleness and increased my work ethic.”
Some upcoming dates for Attaché’s 2017-18 season include:
— The show choir’s Fall revue is set for Dec. 6-9 at Clinton High’s auditorium. Performances begin at 7:30 pm
— The annual Alumni Dinner Theatre and Silent Auction is scheduled for Jan. 27 at Mississippi College.
The group consists of 46 singer/dancers, 15 pit members, and 14 crew members. Attaché is led by directors David and Mary Fehr, pit director Robert Allen, and crew director Deborah Morgan. Choreographers include April James, Stephen Todd, Dexter Bishop, Kellis McSparrin Oldenburg, and Harley McAlexander. Allen ’98, James ’94, Bishop ’04, Oldenburg ’06, and McAlexander ’05 are Attaché alumni.
PHOTO: Attaché Show Choir Camp
Sixteen members of Clinton High School’s Attaché Show Choir attended Showchoir Camps of America at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. More than 700 participants from across the nation attended the show choir camp in June.
Attaché members who attended the camp are (front row, from left) Asia Smith, Elizabeth Wilson, Mary Madison Pevey, Rachel Darnell, Mattie Pierce, Zuri Williams, Caroline Prather, and Katie Crawford; (back row, from left) Morgan Washam, Isaiah Johnson, Jack Loome, Jack Hill, Wesley Thomas, and Brandon Cox. Members not pictured are Davis Turner and John Middleton.
PHOTO: Asia Smith
Clinton Attaché freshman singer/dancer Asia Smith received a $10,000 scholarship to attend Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois at Showchoir Camps of America. Over the years, she was the fourth Attaché member to win the talent showcase and receive the scholarship.