Choral director Jeff Clark said the March 2 classic has about reached the maximum number of groups that can perform in a one-day competition.
“This is our largest event ever. Every year it keeps getting bigger,’’ Clark said. “We have groups coming from five different states.”
The middle and senior high school show choir groups will each perform a 20-minute show that combines singing, choreography, costumes and live instruments.
There will be two grand champions – one small mixed high school groups, another for large high school groups. Crystal trophies will also be awarded for best vocals, choreography, costumes, instrumentals, and placement awards.
Locally, Loveland, Ross, Northwest and South Dearborn high schools are sending choirs along with Loveland Middle School.
Fairfield’s three choirs – including the 2012 World Choir Game champion Choraliers, Pure Elegance and Rhythm Express – will present an exhibition performance of their championship shows, but will not compete.
The classic – now in its 15th year – is the largest annual fundraiser for the district’s three show choirs in grades 7-12, typically raising $30,000 to $40,000.
March 2, preliminary performances run 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Final round competition 7-11:30 p.m.
Fairfield Senior High School, 8800 Holden Blvd., Fairfield
Tickets: $10 for preliminary rounds; $12 for evening sing-off; $18 for a combination daytime/evening ticket. Buy tickets at the door or online at www.crystalclassic.org