The Alliance High School Jetsetters are set to welcome 15 schools from Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia for the 5th Annual Royal Aviation Show Choir Competition on Saturday, Feb. 24.

The record number of schools attending, and a waitlist of schools hoping to participate in future years, shows the success of the competition after just a few years. This competition is geared for smaller schools to attend who may not have the opportunity to participate at the same level as some of the bigger schools in Ohio and the surrounding states.

“I am always overwhelmed by how much this event brings people together in so many different ways,” said Carrie Chunat, AHS Choir Director. “Our students and all the choirs that attend are supportive of each other during performances and after. Everyone is rooting for one another and it’s a really fun atmosphere and community to be part of. We even get to see many of the choirs at other competitions throughout the year, so they recognize us when they see us.”

It’s an all-day competition beginning at 8 a.m. and ending late Saturday night. It features daytime performances from the show choirs, a solo contest, a daytime awards ceremony, finals and a finalist awards ceremony. There will also be exhibition performances from the Jettsetters, the Alliance Middle School Show Choir and Lakeside Melodica. Each choir will have a 30 minute timeframe to set up, perform and tear down their set with each performance lasting between 15-20 minutes.

The soloist competition will take place in the AHS Learning Commons and is open for all to attend at no cost. It will take place from 9:30 a.m. and end at around 4:30 p.m. Performers choosing to participate in the solo contest sing a song of their choice and receive feedback from the judges. The winner of the contest will have the honor of opening for the finals.

“Our students are always saying after traveling around how grateful they are for our facilities and the way Royal Aviation is organized and run,” Chunat said. “It takes a village, and we have that. From our volunteers and sponsors to our choir families and the community members, we have the support to make the competition great each year.”

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Along with the competition, there will be food trucks available from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. for community members to enjoy. The food trucks will include Bella’s Coffee, Cold As A Mugg, A-Town Burgers, BJ’s Kitchen, Seafood and Eats and Smoosh Cookies. The food trucks will be located in the bus loop at AHS and in the front parking lot.

Ticket prices for Royal Aviation are: 

Daytime performances - $12

Evening (finals) performances - $12

All Day - $20

There will also be an Alliance ticket that will allow community members to see the exhibition performances, including the Jetsetters and AMS Show choir for $5. The Alliance ticket will allow entrance to Royal Aviation from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

A livestream of the performances will also be available. The daytime performance will be free to view here: The final performances will be available to livestream for $10 here:

Royal Aviation t-shirts will be available to purchase for $20.

The Royal Aviation Show Choir Competition would not be possible without the generous donations and support from sponsors. Sponsors for this year’s competition are Trap’s Sports Center, Heather Prince Realty, Consumers National Bank, Roy’s Wash & Lube, McDonald’s, Alliance Equipment Company, Goris Insurance Agency, Pauli Electric, W.J. Egli Co., White Physical Therapy, Mastroianni Family, Skidmore Family, Younger Family, Kelci Yeager, Phillip Messenger, Connie Thomas, Tyler Kinser, Diana D’Eramo Madison, Sebring Trophy, Jocelyn Austin, McHenry Family, #Shine, Molly Wright, Jenny Beltz, Wet Paws, Rachael Wagner and Union House.