Let's Help VIBE Get To Chicago To Compete In National Championship!

Daniel Hand Show Choir heads to Chicago to compete in finals at the FAME Competition.


By Carrie Nye

This has been a very exciting year for Daniel Hand High School’s Show Choir, VIBE.  The Show Choir consists of students with the confidence to combine singing, dancing or playing musical instruments in a group setting. Dedicated music teacher, Ron Soja, has been instrumental in shaping VIBE’s group of singers and musicians into this years’ winning team.

DHHS’s Show Choir, VIBE, took its second Grand Championship on Saturday, March 10 at the New England Showchoir Festival in Somerset, Mass. VIBE also earned the distinction of Best Choral Sound, Best Band and Best Instrumentalist (Matt Horanzy).

On March 17th, VIBE attended the FAME New York competition which was held at Jazz at Lincoln Center in the Frederick P. Rose Theater.  Placing as finalists, the Show Choir won second runner up with the Show Choir band winning first place.  Finalists from this competition go on to perform at the National Finals Round in Chicago.

The Show Choir National Championship will take place in the amazing Arie Crowne Theater in Chicago. On Saturday, April 21nd, Show Choirs that have placed as finalists nationwide will perform as part of the National Finals Round to determine the 2012 National Show Choir Champion and the recipient of the Show Choir Cup.

With the support of DHHS administration, dedicated teachers and parents, VIBE will have the opportunity to compete at this national championship.  Approximately 50 students will depart for Chicago over Spring Break.  Parents and local businesses have been showing their support to help fundraise for this event.  VIBE completely supports its activities through fundraising efforts.  The trip to Chicago already has several events in place to help. 

  • April 11, 7:30 - VIBE Benefit Show at DHHS: - If you haven’t seen VIBE perform, there will be having a benefit show.  Be sure to get tickets when they are available as past shows have been sell-outs.  Raffle prizes and donations are being accepted.
  • April 12, 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Ciao Bella – Keeping its doors open later for an evening shopping event to benefit VIBE.
  • April 14 – Pancake Breakfast at Eli’s in Hamden
  • April 15 - Car Wash at the Sunoco on Boston Post Road

 Look for future information on these events and others to follow.  VIBE appreciates the support of so many members of the community.  This is yet another example of Tiger Pride!

Good luck, VIBE!

Carrie Nye April 03, 2012 at 01:17 AM
Tickets for VIBE's concert on April 11th on sale now at RJ Julia's or contact sojar@madison.k12.ct.us. Adults - $15, Students - $10 Guest apprearances by The Conn-Men and ENCORE
Carrie Nye April 03, 2012 at 01:31 PM
Raffle prizes and donations being accepted for the VIBE show. Please contact ghnewton@snet.net. Thank You!!!
J. Ovian April 05, 2012 at 08:33 PM
This is a link to a place where you can donate to the DHHS Show Choir's trip to the National Championships in Chicago! It's really easy, you dont even need a paypal account to donate! Thank you so much for your support! http://​vibeshowchoir.bbnow.org/​index.php
Mom of 2 teens April 06, 2012 at 12:38 PM
Any information on the Pancake Breakfast and Car Wash so we can support those fundraisers too?
Carrie Nye April 06, 2012 at 12:53 PM
The Car Wash will take place at the Sunoco on Boston Post Road (across from CVS) on Sunday April 15th, from 10 am to 2:30 pm. The Pancake Breakfast is April 14th at Eli's in Hamden - more info to follow. There will be information in upcoming Patch articles about these events. Thanks for asking!


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