SYLACAUGA, Ala. – The month of February has been a busy show choir season for the Sylacauga High School group known as Sylacauga Signature.
Every weekend this talented group has boarded a school bus to travel to competitions across the state, and even into Mississippi, to showcase their talent.
Under the direction of Martez Tidwell, the 38 students polished and performed their competition show “Stand” with six performances. The season opened in Vestavia Hills at the Alabama Choral Directors Association Contempo Festival, where Sylacauga Signature received unanimous superior ratings from the judges. High ratings also were received at the Southern Showcase in Opelika, the Foothills Classic in Jasper, and the Show Choir Showdown in Auburn.
This past weekend Sylacauga Signature traveled to Enterprise for the Southland Classic where they scored their best performance in school history. Sylacauga Signature was named Grand Champion of the Small Mixed Division (32 performers or less on stage at a time.) They also were named Best Vocals, Best Visual / Choreography, and Best Overall Show, qualifying them to advance to the finals of the competition. They placed overall third for the evening, behind Oak Mountain and Tift County high schools. They finished in a three-way tie for Best Vocals for the Finals division.
“The students felt so proud of their performance and were in astonishment of their accomplishments,” said Martez Tidwell. “All of the trophies are great, but what we learned this season is to stand through the hard times and to use those moments to grow into your best self. I am extremely proud of this group of students!”