Show Choir members sing and dance to songs with a paradise theme. (Photo by Betsy Allen)
Hurricane High School’s two award-winning show choirs, Red Hot and Heat Wave, debuted their exciting new competition shows last weekend. On January 5 through 8, fans of Red Hot and Heat Wave packed the Hurricane High cafeteria, where they enjoyed a special meal while being entertained by the musical talents of the students who make up the show choirs. After the meal was finished, everyone filed into the gymnasium for the two performance shows.
On Saturday evening, members of the graduating class of 2023 were honored by being escorted to the stage by family members and presented with a rose. After announcing the names of the seniors and their escorts, Hurricane Mayor Scott Edwards told the audience each student’s favorite song and best memory of their show choir experience.
Heat Wave, Hurricane’s all-girl choir, featured a slumber party theme for their performance. Songs chosen for the show were meant to reflect the fun times that teen girls have with their friends. The exuberant performance featured lots of lively songs and dancing, plus a pillow fight.
The theme of the Red Hot competition show was the Garden of Eden. A large tree was set up as part of the set backdrop, and students sang songs about love and paradise. During one memorable number, the trunk of the tree turned around, revealing a male singer who was portraying the infamous snake. Unlike the original story which ended in tragedy, Red Hot’s spectacular performance finished with a medley of the songs “God’s Great Dance Floor” and “God is a DJ.”
Both Red Hot Show Choir and Heat Wave will be performing in competition shows around the country, starting with Beaver Creek in Ohio. Over the years, Red Hot has competed at high schools throughout the region and has earned many awards for their hard work and talent.
Members of the 2022-2023 Red Hot Show Choir include Sopranos – Jordyn Arey, Autumn Cooper, Chelsie Johnson, Jana Naylor-Aten, Jillian Noel, Brooklyn Russell, Brezza Searles, Zoee Watson; Mezzo – Sadie Cain, Addison Chaffin, Hailey Kincaid, Ashtyn Krueger, Kendall Marcum, Caroline McLaury, Regan Spencer, Emma Sutherland; Alto – Mia Adams, Lily Alford, Tatum Bell, Caroline Damron, Natalie Freas, Miah Green, Olivia Haught, Addison Phillips, Grace Robie, Haven Steele, Leeara Thompson; Tenor – Ethan Adkins, Bradley Browning, Triston Criswell, Chase Cumptan, Prince Daniels, Payton Elliott, Jayden Ellis, Adam McCartney, Dante McKinney, Carter Parsons, Brogan Ward; Bass – Chris Adkins, Jacob Arrington, Brian Eddy, Cooper Ellis, Matthew Ferris, Ethan Grose, Dominick Harless, Cooper Holland, Cole Lemons, James Mullins, Gregory Sansom, JP Stevens, Tanner Sutherland, Colbi Vickers, Jacob Wiley.
Members of the 2022-2023 Heat Wave Show Choir include Mia Adams, Madelyn Aldridge, Lily Alford, Kendal Anderson, Kylie Anderson, Ayla Aubrey, Brook Brown, Maya Brown, Alexa Brown, Alexis Browning, Karoline Carte, Candance Clark, Anna Dillard, Katilyn Gooch, Chelsie Johnson, Lily Johnson, Makenna Justice, Hailey Kincaid, Ashtyn Krueger, Mikaylah Lippert, Talia Marcum, Kendall Marcum, Shayla Marshall, Sarah McCartney, Taylor Miller, Claire Morrison, Jana Naylor-Aten, Bella Paxton, Alexandria Pierson, McKenzie Robertson, Devon Robinette, Sierra Rose, Brooklyn Russell, Olivia Smith, Reagan Smith, Haven Steele, Emma Sutherland, Samantha Swisher, Molly Thorner, Riley Thornhill, Ashton Warner, Zoee Watson, Emme Wills, McKenzie Wilson.
Overseeing the two show choirs are Joseph Kincaid, Director; Randy Sage, Choreographer, Red Hot; Casey Edwards, Assistant Director; Ethan Singleton, Assistant Choreographer; Evelyn Bush, Instrumental Director; Tara Tober, Choreographer, Heat Wave; Tori Brindis, Choreographer, Red Hot.