Bemidji High’s Vocalmotive Show Choir Celebrates 25 Years Of Competition

Bemidji High’s Vocalmotive Show Choir Celebrates 25 Years Of Competition


>>>THE BEMIDJI HIGH VOCALMOTIVE SHOW CHOIR IS GEARING UP FOR THEIR UPCOMING COMPETITION IN WISCONSIN THIS SATURDAY. YESTERDAY THEY HELD A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS. OUR REPORTER MALAAK KHATTAB TELLS US WHY THIS YEAR’S COMPETITION IS SPECIAL. ♪ ♪>>THE BEMIDJI HIGH SCHOOL VOCAL MOTIVE IS AN AWARD-WINNING SHOW CHOIR AND IS ONE OF THE BEST IN THE MIDWEST. THIS YEAR MARKS THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF COMPETITION FOR THE BEMIDJI SHOW CHOIR. IT STARTED IN THE MID 90s.>>THE KIDS ARE HAVING AN EXPERIENCE THAT MANY KIDS WILL NEVER HAVE IN HIGH SCHOOL, IF THERE WASN’T THIS TYPE OF PROGRAM. THEY JUST BY GOING THROUGH COMPETITIONS AND SEEING SOME OF THIS — THESE GROUPS THAT ARE OUT THERE, THEY’VE KIND OF REALLY — IT REALLY HELPS DEVELOP THEM AS WHOLE PEOPLE.>>THIS YEAR’S SHOW IS CALLED EVER GREEN. EACH SONG AND COSTUME CHANGE REPRESENTS A TRANSITION INTO A NEW SEASON. ♪ ♪>>THE BEMIDJI HIGH SCHOOL DIRECTOR OF CHORAL MUSIC SAYS THE SHOW DEPICTS THE CHANGING SEASONS OF LIFE.>>FROM FALL INTO WINTER AND THEN BACK INTO SUMMER. SO ONE THING THAT REMAINS THE SAME IS THE EVER GREEN WHICH IN OUR SHOW SYMBOLIZES LOVE, AND THAT’S THE ONE THING THAT IF WE SHARE LOVE, IT LASTS FOREVER.>>THERE ARE 50 SINGERS AND DANCERS IN THE SHOW CHOIR. HEATHER WERLEIN A CO CAPTAIN OF THE VOCAL MOTIVES HAS BEEN PART OF THE SHOW CHOIR FOR FOUR YEARS. SHE SAYS HER FAVORITE SONG IS THE LAST SONG IN THE SHOW. ♪ ♪>>SO MUCH FUN TO PERFORM BECAUSE IT’S SUCH LIKE A HYPE SONG AND IT HAS REALLY GOOD ENERGY TO IT AND A GREAT WAY TO END THE SHOW, ON A POSITIVE NOTE. I REALLY LIKE IT. IT’S SO MUCH FUN.>>STUDENTS HAVE BEEN PRACTICING FOR THE UP COMING COMPETITION SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR IN SEPTEMBER. A CO CAPTAIN OF VOCAL MOTIVES SAYS HE’S LOOKING FORWARD TO THE AUDIENCE’S REACTION DURING THEIR PERFORMANCE.>>I THINK THIS SHOW HAS MORE AN OPPORTUNITY THAN NORMAL TO REALLY TOUCH THE PEOPLE THAT ARE WATCHING IT. I THINK THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE AN EXPERIENCE TOO, AND SO I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING HOW THEY RESPOND TO IT.>>THE SHOW CHOIR WILL COMPETE IN WISCONSIN. REPORTING IN BEMIDJI, MALAAK KHATTAB, LAKELAND NEWS.>>THE VOCALMOTIVES WILL HOST ITS 25TH ANNUAL DINNER SHOWS THIS MONTH. YOU CAN FIND THE DATES OUR WEBSITE AT LPTV.ORG.

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