Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Monroe County Welcomes Show Choir Competition

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February 18, 2009

Media Contacts:

Jim Inman, 812.334.3190 or

Monroe County Welcomes
Contest of Champions Show Choir Invitational

The 17th annual show choir competition hosted by Edgewood High School will bring 30 choirs to the area from around the state and as far away as Illinois, Ohio, Missouri and Alabama.

Ellettsville – The 17th Annual Contest of Champions Show Choir Invitational, scheduled for February 28th will bring junior high and high school students from across the Midwest to compete for top honors at Edgewood High School in Ellettsville. More than 30 groups of students will be on hand, totaling over 1,300 student musicians and performers all in one venue. According to the event organizers, the estimated economic impact of this event for the Monroe County area is between $25,000 and $35,000.

Julie Warren, director of convention sales and services with the Bloomington/Monroe County Convention and Visitors Bureau notes that “We're excited to host this annual event in Monroe County. It will bring numerous high school students and their families to the area, including students who might be looking to attend Indiana University, or whose families might enjoy returning for a vacation. In addition, we are always pleased to welcome musical and artistic performances to our community.”

Participating groups representing 17 schools will compete in four divisions: junior high, uni-sex, varsity and championship. Event spokesperson Jim Inman says “The Contest of Champions brings the very best of the best in show choirs together for a great day of competition and entertainment.”

There are two sessions of performances scheduled. The day session, beginning at 8 am and the evening session, beginning at 6:30 pm. The evening session will bring the top groups from each division back to the stage for one final face-off. The event is open to the public and tickets will be available at the door. Admission will be $10 for each individual session or $15 for both sessions

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