Battalion Wins Again

Battle’s show choir’s amazing season

Jackie Ozanich, Managing Editor

 Battle High School’s show choir, Battalion, is on fire this season after winning show after show. 

      Battalion won Grand Champs out of 17 choirs for the Show-Me Classic Show Choir Competition in Sedalia on February 4. This is the first time they’ve won Grand Champs since 2016. They also received the Caption Award for Best Ballad and placed first in Class 5A. They didn’t stop there, though, and won first place in Class 5A at the Harrisonville Show Choir Festival and received the Caption Award Best Show Design on February 11. 

     They then placed second in the Large Mixed Division, placed second Runner-up, and once again won the Caption Award for Best Ballad at the Rock Bridge Show Choir Festival on February 18, where Battalion showed how resilient they are, when Cameron Watts accidentally hit Tavian Bryant’s face and Tavian continued to perform through a horrible nosebleed, which cause the livestream to end but the performance still continued. 

     On February 21, Rock bridge’s and Battle’s show choirs held a Charity Benefit and raised around $2,000 to help students who couldn’t normally afford to participate in clubs.

     This year’s Show Choir theme is “Lost in Neverland” based off of Peter Pan. The ballad that wins time after time is “Lost Boy” started by Taylor Harbour. 

      “We’re a good choir. We’ve improved a lot since last year,” Gabe Watts, senior bass, said. 

     Most can agree, Battalion is repeatedly winning because their flexibility allows them to improve time and time again. 

    “We keep winning because we’re a good choir and every time we perform we take suggestions from the judges and clinicians, and sometimes we apply them to our show, and we’re so flexible, which is why we keep doing so great,” Jazz Lambert, junior soprano, said.