Battle Ground High School Vocalists Perform at 'In the Spotlight' Concerts

posted Feb 26, 2015, 11:40 AM by BGPS Web   [ updated Feb 26, 2015, 4:53 PM ]

Battle Ground High School Vocalists Perform at 'In the Spotlight' Concerts

February 26, 2015

More than 25 Battle Ground High School vocalists will take the stage next weekend for four performances of "In The Spotlight," a concert featuring multiple solo and group singing acts, on March 5-7 at Battle Ground High School.

The students competed in a classroom project reminiscent of a reality TV singing competition for the chance to perform in the concerts. For the projects, students chose to perform either a solo or in a group and then practiced their choice of songs in front of their peers. At practices, each act had the opportunity to improve their performance based on the constructive criticism offered by their peers and BGHS choir director Darcy Schmitt. "Feedback is an important part of a young singer's development, and I wanted to find a way to incorporate a feedback process  into my students' vocal work," Schmitt said.

In the end, Schmitt selected the more than 25 students who will take the stage next weekend "In the Spotlight." Many of the students are part of the BGHS Vocal Jazz Ensemble, which recently won the Vocal Ensemble competition at the Portland Jazz Forward jazz festival.

Four performances of "In the Spotlight" will be held next weekend: 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 5;  Friday, March 6 and Saturday March 7; and an additional afternoon performance at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 7. The concerts will be held in the Lair (cafeteria) at Battle Ground High School, 300 W. Main St., Battle Ground. The cost at the door is $5 per person.