ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP — As April rolls around, Edgewood is putting on more fantastic events.
A talent show sponsored by the Student Council will help to raise money for The Lymphoma and Leukemia Society. Auditions were held on April 9, welcoming Braden Middle School contestants as well! The show will be held at 7 p.m. on April 17 at Edgewood High School. Awards will be given to the first, second, and third place finishers. This year’s judges are Sherry Williamson, Cathy Best, and Benjamin Wickstrom. Erik Hodges, senior Student Council President, said, “I worked the talent show last year; it was a fantastic event for a great cause. I’m really looking forward to doing it again this year!” Tickets are $5 at the door with no advanced ticket sales.
Members of Edgewood’s prestigious show choir, The Soundsations, are taking on a new challenge this year as they prepare for their Spring, “Pops, Pizzazz, and all that Jazz!” concert.
The group will be performing their first ever all acapella show, featuring various song covers and even two selections from the popular movie Pitch Perfect.
“Since it is our first time doing an all acapella show, I feel like everyone is more excited for our show,” said senior Soundsations member Ashley Mascatelli, “I think we’re all a little nervous about it too because we don’t want to disappoint Mr. Kirby, the director. Singing acapella puts everyone a little out of their comfort zone because we are making the music as well as singing the lyrics, and not having a piano to back us up is a little scary. But the group has adjusted to it very well. Mr. Kirby does a great job helping us through everything so it was an easier transition than we imagined. Our work in the past has definitely paid off since we are Mr.Kirby’s first group to go acapella, and he would not have chosen this show for us if he wasn’t confident on what we could do.”