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The wondrous success of Act II

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A group of students in Act II rehearse a song for another upcoming competition.

A group of students in Act II rehearse a song for another upcoming competition.

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Cole Northenor

A group of students in Act II rehearse a song for another upcoming competition.

Rachel Bussert, Memorial Staff Writer

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Memorial’s show choir, Act II, won the Sweepstakes Award, Best in Class 6A and Best Vocal Presentation at the Duncan Invitational Show Choir Contest where they performed on Tuesday, February 14. Their songs, “Celebration,” “I Wanna Dance with Somebody,” “True Colors” and “Make My Dreams Come True,” go along with their 80’s theme.

“Our ballad, ‘True Colors’ was my favorite to perform,” senior Nathan Milligan said. “Our arrangement is so pretty because of all the dissonance.”

Those qualities definitely paid off and helped secure their commendable win.

“Right after walking off stage, I was super happy with how we had performed so hearing the results just further solidified my confidence in our amazing group,” Milligan said. “We earned an insanely high score of 590/600 which was a very pleasant surprise.”

Milligan has been part of Act II for three years while junior Alexandra Simpson had a slightly different experience at this competition due to this being her first year in Act II.

“Receiving the results was a shock,” Simpson said. “It was my first contest and I didn’t know how well we would do.”

Simpson’s joy was matched by that of her instructor, Wes Singleton.

“I am proud of the students for meeting the expectation of excellence in every performance, be it classical, pop, jazz or any style,” Singleton said. “I was proud of the reward for their effort.”

After this win, many students in Act II performed in the musical, “The Wizard of Oz,” on March 1 and 2 at 7:00 p.m. and March 3 at 2:00 p.m.

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Contact Rachel Bussert at ruffdra[email protected].

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