Promoted just two weeks ago to Scholastic C, Republic has promoted a 2nd time this season to Scholastic B in Week 5.
Republic’s 2014 show is titled “Follow Me” and is performed to the music of Emeli Sandé. There are 17 performing members with an average age of 15, and they have competed in MCCGA for 4 years. The unit is directed by Shyra Whalon with addition assistance from Lynlee Peretta and Sarah Todd.
“Follow Me” is performed to “River” by Emile Sandé. Both the show designers and performers are inspired by the lyrics “so follow me I’ll be your river, river, I’ll do the running for you, follow me I’ll be your river, river…I’ll move the mountains for you, follow me, I’ll be your river, river…I’m here to keep you floating, follow me, I’ll be your river river…” It’s about lifting each other up, and being supportive through tough times. This is especially relevant in a team setting that require strong bonds of friendship to succeed.
Previous awards include 2013 Regional A Silver Medalist, 2012 Regional A Silver Medalist, 2011 Regional B Bronze Medalist.
Republic’s next performance is at the Ozark Festival on March 22.