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Be sure to vote for the Rush School Music Makers in this year’s More FM choir competition. The group competes on Tuesday in the semifinals.
“The community and the students have been aware of this competition since 2010, the first year we entered and also won,” Rush music teacher Natasha Sigmund said.
The semifinals begin on Monday as three schools compete on the morning show Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
“We had four practices this year, not a lot, but I have a very motivated group,” Sigmund said. “Our goal was to get a song done to the point where we could record it and send it. I was focusing on the present and working on the project and not thinking much further.”
Rush School’s entry, “Santa Bring My Baby Back,” will be played close to 7am on Tuesday morning. Voting for Rush School will begin once their song is played.
“It was exciting to hear we made it back to the semifinals again,” Sigmund said. “Right now we’re just happy it’s going to get on the air. If it goes further, that’s great. We worked hard and we’re just going to be really happy about the semifinals right now.”
Finalists will be announced Thursday, which will be the three groups that survived the three days of semifinal competitions.
The two other schools competing with Rush on Tuesday are Tamanend Middle School – 8th Grade Chorus with “Winter Wonderland/Don’t Worry Be Happy” and Samuel S. Yellin School – Blue and Gold Choir with “A Marshmallow World.”
The winning choir receives $5,000 and will perform with The Philly Pops live on stage during their performance of “A Philly Pops Christmas…Spectacular Sounds of the Season.”
The winning choir will also have their song featured during the holiday season on 101.1 More FM.
Second and third place choirs will also receive prizes.
“Cinnaminson always gets excited for these events,” Sigmund said. “It’s exciting to see the positive energy happening. People in this community are always supportive. We get a nice response from the community. It’s an honor to be on the air. We appreciate that.”
The Rush School Music Makers won the 101.1 choir competition in 2010. The choir took home first place in the 101.5 competition in 2011.
The choir made semifinal appearances in the 101.1 competition in 2012 and 2014. The choir did not enter the competition last year.
Be sure to bookmark the link and vote next week.
Image credit: 101.1 More FM
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