Chelsea show choir off to nationals


This weekend, Chelsea High School’s competitive show choir, “Out of the Blue”, will make its way to its first national competition in Tennessee at the Heart of America Nashville competition held within the Gaylord Opryland Hotel.

In its second year of competition, OOTB has become recognized as one of the premier break-out groups receiving top placements and caption awards. This season, they have obtained multiple 1st Runner Up awards at Alabama and Mississippi contests, alongside receiving Best Energy, Best Female Performer, and tying for Best Choreography with Albertville’s “CenterStage”, a show choir considered one of the state’s best!

The Country Music Hall of Fame caught word that Chelsea presents Elvis Presley’s hit song, “Devil in Disguise”, in their competition show. The organization invited the singer/dancers, band members, and crew to come record the song in the historic RCA Studio B. Devil in Disguise was originally recorded at RCA Studio B in 1963 and the show choir’s members have even been given the opportunity to use some of the original instruments that were used in that record!

Out of the Blue has quite the artistic staff and team to be successful. They under the direction of Kay Dick, choreography and show design by Dallas Pritt, choreography associate Isaiah Ruyf, music arrangements by Nick Brockamp, show band direction by Melodie Dean and Landon Jones, and Technical Direction by Teal Dick and Billy Mitchell. The choir is comprised of thirty-two singer/dancers, a band of seven, and a crew of five.

The community is welcome and encouraged to celebrate the team’s homecoming on Sunday, February 25 around 1:30 PM as they return to the school in the back of the building near the choir room! Join friends and family by wearing your Chelsea pride spirit-wear, cheering the group on as they exit the bus after representing the community and the state of Alabama.