Great Expectations, 1978

Great Expectations, formed in 1978, is the pride of Twinsburg High School and the entirety of the three communities. The nationally ranked show choir has won over 150 trophies and performed in competitions across the continental United States, spanning the country from the east coast to the west coast: from New York to California. In 2014, they competed in their first formal national event, the Fame National Show Choir Competition in Chicago, finishing third out of fifteen accomplished companies. (In 2013 they participated in a competition against 57 of the top show choirs in nation, at which they also finishing third.)

More often than not, Great Expectations emerges victorious in “Glee-style” contests, featuring elaborately choreographed dance routines. Few, if any local show choirs can rival them, with possibly their greatest adversary coming in the guise of Solon High School’s Music in Motion. On occasion, Music in Motion has even managed to topple Great Expectations from their lofty perch.

The current directors are Randall Lanoue and Scott Hamler, but it was Nancy Slice who put Great Expectations on the chorale map. Slice directed the show choir for nearly twenty extremely successful years before Mr. Lanoue took command. Under his artistic direction and the musical guidance of Hamler, Great Expectations have continued to soar above all other local show choirs and should continue to do so well into the future.

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