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Local High School Choirs On Top At State Competition

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Congratulations are in order for several local school choirs.  The Bartlett High School’s choir “Impressions” came out on top of their tier as grand champions at the 2018 Eastern Show Choir Festival held on Saturday night in Waltham.  Not only did they get those 2 great trophies that they need to make room for at the school, they also received a gold medal for best vocals.

Check out the gold medal performance below.  Video provided by parent, Robin Brodeur who tells THE LAKE 940, “The win was well deserved, they’ve worked so incredibly hard this year.”

Gold, best vocals, and Grand Champions! What a way to end the year.

Posted by Robin Brodeur on Saturday, April 7, 2018

The Webster Police Department even gave the winners an escort throughout town back to the school after the competition.  Watch the video of the students being surprised below.

A police escort for the GRAND CHAMPIONS!

Posted by Robin Brodeur on Saturday, April 7, 2018

In addition to their dedication and hard work, Bartlett choir director Pete Carney and the music department received a grant from the Janet Malser Humanities Trust which helped to fund further training and a chance to compete in The Heart of America competition in Nashville in February.  They came in just 1 point shy of the finals against some tough national competition.

Robin Brodeur

Webster wasn’t the only local town to represent the area at the competition.  “Fantasy” from Shepherd Hill Regional High School placed second in their tier, also receiving a gold medal.  In that same tier, Tantasqua Regional High School’s “Encore” placed third with a gold medal for best show design.

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For single-gendered division, Shepherd Hill’s “Illusions” came in first with best vocals, best choreography and a gold medal, followed by their “Testostertones” in second with best male soloist, and Tantasqua’s “Radiance” in third place with another gold medal performance.

Tantasqua (Lynn Menard/Facebook)

In Day 1 of the performance on Friday, Dudley Middle School’s “Prestige” placed first with best vocals, best choreography, best costumes and best female soloist, followed by “Maestros” from Tantasqua Junior High School in second place.

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Congratulations to all!