While scores were tallied for the winning performances, the show choirs flooded the gymnasium floor and joined in impromptu, unrehearsed dancing to their favorite contemporary songs. (Ada Herald/Darla Crownhart)
While scores were tallied for the winning performances, the show choirs flooded the gymnasium floor and joined in impromptu, unrehearsed dancing to their favorite contemporary songs. (Ada Herald/Darla Crownhart)

ADA — Ada High School hosted the 38th annual Ada Music Feast Show Choir Invitational Competition on Saturday with thousands of supporters and music enthusiasts from the state and outlying regions attending.  This year’s program featured 14 visiting show choirs of talented young men and women from Ohio, West Virginia and Indiana.

The all day event lasted until the wee hours of the night as the top six finalists competed after 6 p.m. Five judges determined who excelled in vocal performances, choreography, overall show concept and production, instrumental and individual performance. The grand champion winner this year was Findlay First Edition.  

The event is sponsored by the Ada Music Boosters which generates funding for offsetting costs of future show choir performances around the state during the rest of the year. David Smittle, current treasurer of the boosters, said, “This is a major component of raising money towards our annual operating budget. Proceeds fund numerous education initiatives for Ada’s bands, choirs and other performance-based ensembles.”


Cliff Maier, President of the Ada Music Boosters said of the event, “We had 259 volunteers, which is great!  We also had great support from Ada school administrators. Music Feast is successful only with the help of many very dedicated people. We are already looking ahead to next year’s event.”
For more details of winners at the MusicFeast go to www.adamusicboosters.org.