By Stephanie Chingas
American Leadership Academy’s Show Choir, Evolution, competed at the FAME Orlando, National Competition March 16.
There are two National Show Choir Competition Companies, (FAME & Heart of America), which they competed at both March 8 and 16.
All of the other Show Choirs were either competing in their final competition or had one more in their Show Choir Season. It is a sport back east with a two month season of many competitions.
Being the underdog, to compete twice yearly, it is remarkable to be able to compete with larger programs who have nearly finished 4-8 other competitions before the FAME Nationals, and for ALA to finish in the finals, and win Grand Champion, was a huge accomplishment for our small school.
The success of the program is largely due to the diligence and dedication of its directed, Rick Lunt.
“I could not be more grateful and proud of our ALA Evolution Show Choir. When I say ‘Team,’ I mean the singers, the tech crew, the show band, the show design team, the costumers, the trailer driver, the tour planners, the hair design team, the makeup team, etc. The list goes on. All members of our team have been blessed in many ways. I thank all of them for the successes awarded! We all earned it. It is truly because of the LARGE EVO FAMILY and many long hours of some blood, sweat and tears that this 2019 competition tour has wrapped up so beautifully.”
American Leadership Academy Evolution was awarded a 4 place recognition, Best Tech Crew, and Best Costumes at the Heart of America competition in Kansas City. At the FAME Orlando competition, they were crowned Grand Champion, Best Stage Presence by student Kaden Dengin, Best Show Design, and Best Choreography.