A number of exited Marion Middle school students performed a series of acts Friday at USD 408 Performing Arts Center during the third annual talent show.
Principal Missy Stubenhofer said the purpose of the event was for students to have simply have fun the day before spring break began.
The fun began with the first ever teacher entry in the talent show in which Kris Burkholder, Racheal Dvorak, Kelsey Metro, and Deanna Thierolf performed “The evolution of the moms’ dance” during which the student body cheered, chanted, and were beside themselves with laughter.
Many acts, be they large or small, consisted of dancers, some more choreographed than others did.
One group made up of nine seventh and eighth grade girls performed a highly organized dance routine to a mash-up recording of hit pop songs in which they arranged themselves on the stage in different ways to the beat and performed a small amount of acrobatics.
Christian Becker also gave a magic show during which he asked for volunteers and performed card tricks.
A small group of four eighth grade girls gave a short comedy routine and several different students performed material that each received a one rating on at recent Heart of America Music Festival.
The last middle school act was a unique blend of sound and light performed by a group of eighth grade boys.
Prior to their performance the lights were turned off and the curtains were drawn closed.
“And now, back by popular demand in their last middle school performance here is the Glow Light Group,” Stubenhofer said.
Several names for the group were given: The Black Light Boys, The Glowworms, and The Glow Guys, were some of the more memorable names, all of which were in reference to the way the group had outlined their bodies and faces with flexible glow sticks.
When the curtains opened, futuristic music and sound bites were played as they moved around the stage like robots and aliens and threw glow sticks into a cheering crowd.