Primetime a prime success

The Gretna show choir, Revolution, performs at the PrimeTime event Saturday at GHS. While Gretna hosts the competition, they don't compete against the other schools. The performance was just for entertainment.

Show Choir students of Gretna High School had a successful day on Saturday with their annual Primetime show choir event.

The annual fundraiser packed the GHS auditorium with 19 show choir teams from throughout the area competing and GHS's own Revolution team performing.

GHS Show Choir Instructor Pat Ribar called it a huge success.

“I was very pleased,” Ribar said.

He said that overall the event was a great time for all students involved as the school strives to offer a positive competition environment.

For instance, he said, the judges offered encouraging words and tips to each of the teams to help the students improve as they move on in to other competitions.

Ribar said that he was also very pleased with his own students performance and assistance throughout the day, and also praised the parents involved as they volunteered to work concession stands, ticket sales or other positions as needed.

“Their end was extraordinary as well,” he said.

Calling the auditorium “packed” full of people, Ribar said the annual event raised over $14,000 to assist GHS show choir students.

“We're planning to go to Denver, so we want to pay for travel,” he said.

He said additionally funds may go to help offset the cost of hotel stays and some meals.

Ribar said he is very thankful for all the hard work of his students, the volunteerism of GHS parents and the continued support from the community.

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