Crestview High chorus ranks ‘excellent,’ ‘superior’ at festival

CHS Crestview High School Chanticleer and Destiny show choirs

Crestview High School Chanticleer and Destiny show choirs give playful poses at state competition in Jacksonville.

NATALIE WAKAYAMA / Special to the News Bulletin
Published: Monday, March 25, 2013 at 05:26 PM.

CRESTVIEW — The Crestview High School chorus returned from the State Choral Festival in Jacksonville in high spirits March 18, having received all "excellent" and "superior" grades from the judges.

"We had a great time at the festival!" senior Chanticleer show choir member Alex Andrews said after dismounting the bus. "We had another superior year at state."

Though the day began with a slight mix-up — the Crestview High bus arrived at the wrong university, but after a cross-town dash, got to the correct venue on time — it concluded with multiple accolades for the local show choirs, ensembles and soloists.

Alex said the mixed Chanticleer's "superior" score was especially satisfying because two of the show choir’s members were still learning choreography a week before state competition.

The all-women Destiny left Jacksonville with an "excellent."

"Both show choirs rose to the occasion and gave amazing performances," Alex said.

After choral music director Kevin Lusk added several members to Destiny this year, he split the group in two for ensemble performances. The group of younger girls scored a "superior" to the older girls' "excellent."

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