The Los Alamitos High School show choirs once again struck choral gold at the national Show Choir championships which here held this past weekend at the Opryland complex in Nashville, Tennessee.
Los Al’s Soundtrax group, won first place overall in the female division on Thursday’s opening day. The Los Al ladies, who also received first places in Best Vocals and
Best Choreography categories, were followed by the Debtones of Center Grove High (Greenwood, Indiana) and Elan of Auburn High School (Auburn, Alabama).
The winning announcement was caught by mom Jennifer Fitzpatrick.
On Friday, the mixed group Sound FX was the high scorer in the preliminary rounds with Julian Naremore taking first place as the Best Male Soloist. In Saturday’s final round of the six top scorers, Sound FX added the Best Vocals and Best Choreography trophies to their weekend souvenire haul en route to again capturing the Grand Champion title, surpassing Titan Fever from Glenwood (Illinois) High School and Sound System from Center Grove Hi.
The video above is from the final SoundFX performance at the Grand Ole Opry complex on March 23rd.
The Los Alamitos choir program has been the nation’s most successful and most-awarded high school unit since the arrival of choir director David Moellenkamp ten years ago. Technically, there is no single national champion competition, but since 2010 it has won the most national level titles and has consistently competed in the highest level competitions (FAME, Show Choir Nationals, etc.) which feature the Best of the Best.
Past National titles:
- 2010 – FAME LA (qualifier) SoundFX 1st; Soundtrax 1st.
FAME Finale, New York City SoundFX (“Harry Potter”), Soundtrax (“Desperate Housewives”
- 2011 – Finale Nationals – New York City; SoundFX 1st; Soundtrax 1st
- 2012 – Fame Show Choir Nationals – Aerie Crown Theater, Chicago – SoundFX 2nd; Soundtrax 1st.
- 2013 – FAME Grand Championships (Orlando, FL) SoundFX (1sT), Soundtrax (2nd)
- 2014 – Show Choir Nationals- Opryland, Nashville, TN – SoundFX 1st; Soundtrax 1st.
- 2016 – FAME Nationals – Genessee Theater, IL (Waukegan, IL) SoundFX 1st; Soundtrax (1st)
- 2017 – Show Choir Nationals Chicago, IL. SoundFX 1st; Soundtrax 1st.
- 2018 – Heart of America Nationals – Orlando, FL; SoundFX 1st; Soundtrax (2nd)
- 2019 – Show Choir Nationals – Nashville, TN; SoundFX 1st; Soundtrax 1st
The victories in Nashville wrap up a very successful competition season for all the 600 members of the Los Al choral program. Two weeks ago, the younger Xqusite and Axcent squads were named Grand Champions in their divisions at the Hart Encore Showcase.
LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (KABC) — The Los Alamitos High School show choir is the only in the country to take home the national champion title six times in a row following this season’s competition in Nashville, Tennessee. The women’s and mixed show choirs brought home the national title from the Show Choir National Championship last week.