New Haven High School’s Symphonic Fusion show choir competed Feb. 15 at the Homestead Classic Showcase at Homestead High School.

With 54 middle school and high school groups competing over two days, the Classic Showcase is described as the largest show choir festival in the nation.

Adam Moyer directs the Symphonic Fusion, which includes both male and female students. Meredith Lancaster is assistant director, with Nikki Prichard the choreographer. Symphonic Fusion competes in Mixed Group Tier II, for smaller schools. The group comprises 19 singers and dancers, 11 instrumentalists and four tech crew members. The show is called “Broken Stereo.” According to information submitted for the show choir program, “As they battle genres of music being mixed up, tempo changes and certain devices being screwy, they hope to get their beloved jukebox fixed.”

Symphonic Fusion will compete again Feb. 29 at the Churubusco High School Show Choir Invitational, performing at 10:45 a.m.

New Haven competes at 8 a.m. March 7 at the East Noble Knight Edition festival.

New Haven competed among 14 show choirs in the Saturday preliminaries, placing 10th. The Knight Moves of Norwell High School placed first, the New Era of Churubusco High School tied for third, the Minstrels of Bishop Luers placed seventh and took the People’s Choice Award, the Summit Sound of Bishop Dwenger High School placed ninth, the Wave of Distinction from North Side High School placed 12th, and the Warrior Ambition of Woodlan Jr./Sr. High School placed 13th.

Six choirs advanced to the finals, with the Patriot Edition of Jay County High School finishing first, Churubusco second and Norwell third.

The grand champion show choir was The All Americans from ETC School of Musical Arts in Akron, Ohio.

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