New England Show Choir Showdown

Join us Friday, March 23 and Saturday March 24 2018 for #NESCS18, hosted by Andover High School’s premiere show choirs – From Start to Finish (FSTF), Nothin’ But Treble (NBT), and Back to Bass-ics (BTB).

NESCS18 will be held at the state of the art J. Everett Collins Center for the Performing Arts, a theater that houses 1200+ seats and allows for great lighting and sound to enhance each group’s performance.  More information about bout NESCS 2018 will be up soon! Please check back for updated info!

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The NEW ENGLAND SHOW CHOIR SHOWDOWN (NESCS) is a festival that is produced by the Andover High School Vocal Music Department with assistance from the Andover Vocal Music Association. Under the direction of Mr. Chris Desjardins, over 150 students comprise the vocal music department in three show choirs, one chamber choir, concert choir, a tech crew, a show choir band, and a faculty choir!

In recent years, the Andover Vocal Music Department has seen significant growth and has traveled throughout the US including New York, Chicago, Orlando, Branson, Washington, D.C., and Ohio. The up-and-coming show choirs have won many awards and continue to rise each year with the help of their talented choreographers Beth Kennedy and Darvin Hernandez. They were the recipient of the Glee-Give-A-Note $25,000 award back in 2011 that helped purchase music equipment and a brand new Mac Lab that has paved the way for  brand-new Music Production and Music Theory classes at AHS.