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Thursday, February 26, 2015 N/Warren Town and County News Page Nine Nor00,alk Show Choir Showcase Event By Jodi Henke Enjoy a free evening of song and dance and marvel at the musical talent of our Norwalk students. Attend the annual Show Choir Showcase at 7 p.m. Friday, March 6, at the Norwalk Performing Arts Center. The event will feature Treble Threat and Sound Revolution high school Show Choir groups, as well as the middle school Show Choir, Sound Sensation. Senior students will be perform- ing solo features. Sound Sensation Sound Sensation introduces 7th and 8th graders to the world of Show Choir. Lori Nielsen has retired as the group's director after 30+ years and Heidi Steger has taken her place. Their competitions included Waukee January 16 and Johnston January 23. Their last compe- tition was at Indianola February 20. Sound Sensation performs "It Don't Mean A Thing," "Rockstar," "I Believe in a Dream" and "We Will Rock You." Treble Threat The popularity of Show Choir in the high school has increased exponentially over recent years. For that rea- son, a second Show Choir called "Treble Threat" was created this year. This all-girls group is directed by Bobi Jo Friesen. They have been working hard on four songs for their program, a set Friesen says shows determina- tion and drive: "Right Now, .... Fly/I Believe I Can Fly," "Coffee in a Cardboard Cup" and "I Will Survive/Sur- vivor." And surviving they are. Unfortunately, right before the first contest of the season, the flu hit the group hard. It wasn't clear how many girls were going to make it on stage and how many would actually have a voice. "All but three were able to compete when we went to Johnston," says Friesen. "We received 4th place in a strong 4A women's category, but only 18 points away from a 3rd place trophy. I was extremely proud of their first stage performance! Now we look to take it to the next level. With Indianola and Bishop Heelan on the horizon, we feel we can reach the trophy level if we push ourselves to an even cleaner and more energetic perfor- mance." Sound Revolution After years of class 3A competition, this is Sound Revolution's second year of competing in class 4A. Di- rector Gerard Krupke says they are still developing their identity in a tougher class of competitors, but holding their own very well. They placed 7th in a large 4A divi- sion at Cedar Rapids Prairie January 10. The johnston contest on January 24 could have been a rough one for Sound Revolution since they were with- out one-fourth of their performers due to academic in- eligibility and sports activities. However, Norwalk rose to the challenge. They placed 6th in a tough field of nine 4A competitors and also made finals. "The team exhibited incredible unity and team-spirit throughout that time, supporting, encouraging and pushing one another to meet the challenge without giv- ing in to negativity," says Krupke. "My level of pride for the group couldn't have been greater. It was a great day." Sound Revolution's theme this year is "All Mashed Up." They perform "The Show Must Go On" by Queen mashed with "Dream On" by Aerosmith. "Get Happy" as performed by Frank Sinatra is mashed up with "Happy" by Pharrell. The ballad combines "Someone to Fall Back On" by Jason Robert Brown with "Halo" by Beyonce. Boys and girls separately and together mash up "Get the Girl Back" by Hanson with "'Blame It On the Boogie" by Jackson 5. They end the set with "Counting Stars" by OneRepublic mixed with "Timber" by Pitbull. Final High School Show Choir Competition: Bishop Heelan, Sioux City - Saturday, Feb. 28 Treble Threat performs at 10:45 a.m. Sound Revolution performs at 4:40 p.m. clip and save Norwalk Schools Phone Directory Central OfficeAdministration High School (Grades 10-12) High School Activities Eastview 8/9 School ] Middle 6/7 School Lakewood Elementary (Grades 3-5) Oviatt Elementary (Grades PreK-2) Transportation Office (Bus Barn) Food Service/Nutrition Office Building & Grounds Office 981-0676 981-4201 981-4204 981-9655 981-0435 981-1850 981-1005 981-0016 981-9876 981-0917 (NAPS)--The MICHELIN Premier A/S tire with Ever- Grip features an evolving tread design and high-trac- tion rubber compound to deliver exceptional levels of wet grip, providing en- hanced safety even as the tires wear down. For other car and tire tips, visit www.MichelinMan.com. Sound Revolution Sound Revolution Treble Threat Treble Threat Sound Revolution. Photos submitted.