The Quincy Senior High School Show Choir and Jazz Band along with dozens of other jazz bands and show choir from across the Tri-States are preparing for the 27th Annual Showcase of Excellence this Saturday, March 9! This musical tradition will light up the center stage of Quincy Senior High School, located at 3322 Maine Street.
A single admission ticket may be purchased at the theatre entrance or the gymnasium entrance the day of the event and is priced at $12 for adults and $8 for students. Tickets are good for all performances. Visitors can come and go as they please throughout the day, choosing the astounding sounds of the jazz bands in the QHS gym, or the razzle dazzle of show choirs in the QHS Theatre. The judges will offer targeted feedback on their performances as well as an overall competition score. Awards will be presented at the conclusion of the day’s events with the Grand Champion Trophy presented at the high-spirited finale in the QHS Theatre.
Other activities of the day will include the karaoke-style solo competition where the stars of tomorrow are showcased. Visitors will be able to cast their vote for the Peoples' Choice Awards in both jazz and show choir categories. Food and beverages will be available in the QHS cafeteria.
This event is made possible through the hard work of many volunteers and the Friends of the Performing Arts. Proceeds help support music programs at all grade levels throughout the school system.
“We are very fortunate to have an event such as Showcase of Excellence each year,” said Kathi Dooley, Director of Music for the Quincy Public Schools. “All proceeds from this event are used as fundamental support for music and fine arts education throughout the Quincy Public Schools K-12. We are so grateful to the volunteers, parents, alumni and QPS students who work diligently to bring Showcase to life each year. It is really a great festival that benefits the entire Quincy community and the talented students who attend."
As hosts for the day, the QHS Show Choir and Jazz Band will perform in exhibition at the end of the event, after working behind the scenes to make the day a success!
For performance times and more information, visit qpsmusic.org, the Showcase of Excellence Facebook page, or contact the QHS music department at 217-224-3774.