Editor's Note: The following is a submission from Los Alamitos Choir.
SoundFX, the advanced mixed choir at Los Alamitos High School under the direction of David Moellenkamp, has been named as America’s Favorite Show Choir by PARADE Magazine.
The talented group of 24 boys and 24 girls in SoundFX beat out 14 other semi-finalists across the nation to capture the prestigious award in online voting over the past three weeks.
"I'm deeply humbled and honored that we would be chosen as America's Favorite Show Choir," said Moellenkamp. "We have incredibly hard-working students, a great artistic team, supportive parents, and a supportive booster club and administration. All of that combined is a recipe for success!”
“I’d also like to thank PARADE for recognizing us and for shedding light on the importance of music education,” he added.
This is the second time SoundFX has been recognized by PARADE. In 2010, SoundFX was named one of the Top 10 Favorite Choirs in America, but did not win the #1 spot.
PARADE is distributed in more than 600 Sunday newspapers across America and has a readership of 69 million people.
SoundFX is one of seven choirs under the direction of David Moellenkamp at Los Alamitos High School. The combined choirs boast of close to 400 performers who have been recognized numerous times for their outstanding performances. SoundFX was named a show choir national champion in 2010, capturing the title during a visit to the Show Choir
Nationals in New York City. Soundtrax, Los Al’s girls advanced choir, was named a national champion in 2011. Overall, the choirs in the program have earned 39 First Place and National Championship awards in competitions over the past five years alone.
America’s Favorite Show Choir returns to the stage to celebrate the songs of the season and their well deserved accolade on December 6-8 as part of the choir program’s Holiday Spectacular.
Holiday Spectacular takes place Thursday and Friday, December 6 and 7 at 7 pm and on Saturday, December 8 at 2 and 7 pm. Tickets are $15 for reserved seats and $12 for general admission balcony seats. There are a limited number of VIP tickets available for each performance priced at $25. Specially priced $10 general admission seats are also available for the Saturday matinee show. All performances take place in the Margaret Webb Performing Arts Center on the campus of Los Alamitos High School, 3591 Cerritos Avenue in Los Alamitos.