Clinton High School’s Attaché show choir was named Grand Champion at the Xtravaganza show choir competition held March 15-17 in Los Alamitos, California.
Attaché also won top awards for best show design, best costumes, best musicianship, and best showmanship. Senior singer/dancer Rachel Darnell was recognized as the top female performer.
Xtravaganza is one of the largest show choir competitions in the United States. This year’s competition featured 45 middle and high school groups who competed in front of a panel of six judges.
The other top show choirs placing in the competition were Indiana’s Carmel High School, Ambassadors, and Alabama’s Oak Mountain High School, Singers.
Clinton Attaché is composed of 46 singer/dancers, 15 pit members, and 14 crew members. The award-winning show choir 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.
Attaché will host choirs from all over the country during Show Choir Nationals March 21-24. The competition has been hosted by America’s premier show choir at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee for 17 years.
The show choir’s annual Spring Revue is at 7:30 p.m. May 2-5 at Clinton High School (401 Arrow Drive). Tickets are $9 and $10; call 601-924-0707 to reserve tickets. For more information, visit attache.org.
PHOTOS by Glynda Heath: Attaché performing at the Xtravaganza show choir competition in Los Alamitos, California.