The Liberty Touring Company performed at the Ohio School Boards Association’s (OSBA) Capital Conference and Trade Show where they sang and danced in front of an audience of 3,000.
The 50-plus member group from Liberty Arts Magnet School performed Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
The yearly conference attracts school officials and school board members from around the state. It runs Sunday through Wednesday.
The group first performed at the conference four years ago, when it became one of two elementary school groups to ever perform there. The entertainment spots are almost always filled by high schools. Conference organizers asked that the Touring Company return this year.
The students performed the National Anthem, another patriotic-themed piece and portions of its regular show. While the group does 15 performances around the community each school year, the conference is by far its biggest audience.
The Liberty Touring Company began in 1986. It is made up of first through fifth graders who audition for spots. Students practice during their recess time at school.
The group is led by music teacher Paul Eckert and dance teacher Stephanie Moran. Suzanne Lyons is the head chaperone. Students in the group traditionally go on to join Liberty’s Show Choir when they become sixth graders.