The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

April 8, 2010

More jazz on tap for Soundsations pops concert

Star Beacon

ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP — Swinging into spring, the Edgewood Warrior Soundsations have something to sing and dance about. The Soundsations are preparing for the spring performance of Pops, Pizazz and Even More Jazz, a continuation of Pops, Pizazz and All That Jazz which was held in the fall.

 The “Pops” performances are hosted by Edgewood in November and April each school year and they welcome show choirs from all over the region.

 This spring’s Pops, Pizazz and Even More Jazz will feature Badger High School, Jefferson High School, Struthers High School, and of course, Edgewood. Pymatuning Valley Jazz and Edgewood Jazz II will offer instrumental accompaniment. The Warrior Soundsations will perform songs such as “Every Time the Music Starts,” “He Lives in You,”

“Dancing in the Street,” “Back Here,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and a Michael Jackson medley featuring popular songs including “Will You Be There,” “Ease on Down the Road” and “ABC.”

 Soundsations member Emily Cline said, “We have been coming in early (to rehearse) about two to three times a week, putting emphasis on our choreography and formation. It should be a great show.”

Pops, Pizazz, and Even More Jazz will be held in the Edgewood Senior High School auditorium 6:30 p.m. on April 26. Tickets will be available at the door for $3 for students and senior citizens and $5 for adults.

A guest speaker will be addressing all of the juniors and seniors about college and making the right decisions. The “Make It Count” presentation focuses on graduation and what to do afterward.

It stresses how students utilize their time in high school and ultimately what they make of their high school careers. The speaker will also discuss how to keep on the right track throughout college and the importance of doing so.

The class of 2011 found an interesting new way to raise money for prom. On April 1, the junior class prom committee hosted a dodge ball tournament. Students paid admission to the event as six teams battled head to head. Teams were comprised of juniors, seniors and staff; each team chose its own name. These included Thunder Katz, O’Doyle Rules, Azers, Teacher Terminators, Show Stopperz  and Turkey Ticklers. The Azers was the last team standing and now possess the title of dodge ball champions!

“The dodge ball tournament was a fun and unique fund-raiser for the prom committee. Participating in it was a blast. I think all the teams enjoyed the friendly rivalry,” said junior Molly Lehnert.

Approximately $600 was raised that will be used for the prom on May 15.

In the spirit of school dances, the Buckeye Band Boosters are hosting its annual Military Ball on April 17. The dance is for Edgewood band members and their dates only. The event will take place at the Knights of Columbus Hall with dinner at 6 p.m. followed by awards and dancing. Members are presented with varsity letters in band and awards of merit for their years in band.

“It is always a fun time and it’s great to be with all of my band friends,” said junior Ellen Blair. “The Band Boosters make it nice for us to enjoy.”