The 36th Annual Bishop Luers Midwest Show Choir Invitational kicks into high gear tomorrow. It’s the nation's largest running show choir invitational and started back in 1975 with just seven choirs. Today it's grown to 21 show choirs competing.
“We really got a large crowd coming here” says Monica Zwick, director of public relations for
The competition also gives new meaning to ‘an all day event.’ It'll start bright and early around 7AM and wrap up just before midnight.
“Our students will be here at 6AM and we hope that by 1AM on Sunday that we finally get to leave” says Zwick.
FOX Fort Wayne caught up with Bishop Dwenger’s show choir today.The Dwenger Saints will go marching in to the invitational tomorrow.
Senior member Harley Kucinski says that when it comes to performance advice, the best she’s gotten is to remember to breathe.
Kucinski filled me in on the group’s pre-performance ritual.
“We circle up before we go on, we pray, do a chant, then we're pumped” says Kucinski.
The show choir started rehearsing for their spring show 4-months ago.
Today smiles were on and the sweat was dripping, as the gang got in a final rehearsal before they take to the stage for 25-minutes tomorrow.
“You think about the small things, but it usually works out” says Kucinski.
Usually, but not always, as Dwenger sophomore Victor Okendu knows quite well.
“One time I fell and I was like 'what just happened' and I looked around and I realized that I can get this right. It can be kind of scary sometimes but you just gotta smile” says Okendu.
For more information on tomorrow’s invitational head to http://www.bishopluers.org/activities/showchoir/index.htm