Momentum, Marian’s show choir, has a busy season ahead of them. The choir has been rehearsing every Monday and Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. since early August, according to Momentum member Emily Doll. The elected Momentum officers this year are seniors Sarah McMeen and Cora Ridenour, and junior Megan Doehner. With several more girls this year, the group has 26 members from all grades with various show choir, vocal and dance backgrounds.
While many schools treat show choir as an academic class with daily rehearsal and a grade, Marian’s is extracurricular and takes place outside of school hours.
“The show this year has the theme of ‘Journeys’ (as in ‘a journey,’ not the band Journey!) With this being Momentum’s second season, it’s a good fit to reflect on the beginnings of the group, the growth that has happened throughout the season, and where we still have to go in future years as the group continues,” show choir director Ms. Lauren Morrissey said.
Accompanist Mr. Tim DiBlasi and choreographer Melanie Walters also deserve recognition for their hard work behind the scenes.
The girls are very excited about their three-part, blue and white costumes.
“We end our show with a song from ‘Hairspray,’” senior Momentum officer Sarah McMeen said. “It’s an awesome finale and we’re really excited for the season.”
Between the end of January and beginning of March, there will be four competitions. A Preview Night performance was on Jan. 23 in the PAC auditorium. The girls performed “On My Way,” “Route 66,” “Roads,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “Come So Far.”
“I like ‘Roads’ because it is so empowering, but I also like ‘Come So Far’ because I feel that’s the song everyone really gets into,” senior Momentum officer Cora Ridenour said.
Auditions for the 2017-2018 show choir will be May 8-11.
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