JFS Competes at the Commonwealth Choral Invitational

Show Choir Competition at Thomas Dale High School


Photo by: Isaiah Morton

Just For Show tells the story of "The Phoenix" at the Commonwealth Choral Invitational.

On Saturday, February 23, 2019, Midlothian’s mixed show choir group, Just For Show, competed against a plethora of schools in the Commonwealth Choral Invitational at Thomas Dale High School. The group, along with the Show Band, arrived to the competition at 1:00 PM to see and support the other schools’ performances.

Just For Show took the stage at 6:oo PM, performing their set with the overarching message of unity and rising from the ashes, titled “The Phoenix,” including soloists Peyton Strange, Hunter Pearson, and Charlie Van Den Oord. After dazzling those in attendance, the group returned to their seats to patiently await the Awards Ceremony.

At the Awards Ceremony, Isaiah Morton and Kayla Oberfeld received the Showmanship Award, given to the male and female performer from each school who best caught the eyes of the judges. Clover Hill High emerged as the Grand Champion of the event, with Cosby placing 2nd, and Atlee earning 3rd place. “Although we did not place as high as we had hoped, we still gave it our best shot,” reflected Dance Captain Sydney Barefoot.

Come support Midlothian’s Just For Show at their next competition on March 8th and 9th, at Manchester High School.