For almost a decade, the St. Anne HarmonKnights Show Choir has continued to grow, excel, and impress its audiences with exceptional performances.
The St. Anne HarmonKnights Show Choir was founded in 2008. At the time, the group met before school three times a week and was primarily made up of students in grade 5, 6, and 7. The HarmonKnights competed in their first competition, the Forum Music Festival, in spring 2009 and took home third place in the Novice category.
In fall 2009, the group grew to 17 auditioned members and became a formal class offered to incoming grade 6, 7 and 8 students. Music selection became more intricate, dancing more sophisticated. The 2009-2010 HarmonKnights took first place (Novice category) at the Forum Music Festival and second place in the Gold category at the Heritage Festival.
In 2010, the Show Choir grew to 23 members and took first place at the Forum Music Festival in the Intermediate B category and first place at the Heritage Music Festival.
With success and talent continuing to expand, the group grew to 32 members in 2011. The HarmonKnights Show Choir competed in the Intermediate A category at the Forum Music Festival and came home with a third-place trophy. They also took home a first-place gold trophy in their first entry in the Music in the Parks competition.
In 2012, a group of 23 talented auditioned members competed at the Forum Music Festival in Intermediate A category, placing fifth. “That was a tough one for all of us but we knew we were better than that,” said Karen Franson, St. Anne Show Choir Director. The St. Anne Harmon Knights proved that overwhelmingly at the Music in the Parks competition where they brought home first place gold and Best Overall, beating out all the choruses in all levels.
In 2013-2014, the St. Anne HarmonKnights Show Choir placed fourth at the Xtravaganza competition. And, for the second year in a row, the HarmonKnights took first place and Superior and Best Overall at the 2014 Music in the Parks competition.
In 2014-2015, the St. Anne HarmonKnights placed first at the Forum Music Festival, second place Superior at the Music in the Parks Festival. The judges loved the Motown theme 16-minute competition package and received high marks in every category.
The HarmonKnights welcomed 28 new members during the 2015-2016 school year, and for the first time, will have seven boys!