Top 4 in the Nation!

Butler’s very own Headliners were announced today as one of the top four show choirs in the nation by the TODAY SHOW! We all knew that they are amazing, but now the whole nation gets to see it also and Butler’s Power gets to shine for everyone to notice.

Monica Sosa

Monica Sosa, a member of the Headliners, tells us a little behind how they got involved in this “Show Choir Showdown” and how excited they all are that Butler has made it possible for them to be seen across the nation:

“We first thought about joining the competition after a ton of alumni e-mailed Mrs. Mack about the contest. We all agreed that it would not only be fun but a great way to promote Butler and Kansas as well. We are very fortunate to be in the top four and are holding our fingers crossed. The support has been immense. Friday will be a very exciting day for all of us regardless of the outcome. I was fortunate enough to be able to begin the process of the entry letter we sent out and will have the privilege of being interviewed on the Today Show on Friday as well. We appreciate all the support and would love it if you could visit the website and vote! It would mean so much to us, thank you!”

The Butler Headliners

Below is a portion of the essay Monica and others sent to the Today Show and you can also view the video they submitted here on

The Today Show Show Choir Showdown
2010 Butler Headliners

The Butler Community College Headliners from El Dorado, Kansas believe there can be no music without heart and no song without passion. Striving to better the lives of others by reaching a “higher ground” through song and dance, the Headliners feel privileged to represent Butler as well as sharing their love for showchoir each time the group takes the stage.

Under the direction of Valerie Lippoldt Mack, the Headliners consider themselves a close-knit family. Mrs. Mack challenges her students to be better performers while teaching life lessons. Butler alums can be found on Broadway, performing at Disney World, working at Carnegie Hall, teaching music, running dance studios, directing professional barbershop quartets and patrons of the arts. Still others can be found on cruise ships, as Miss America contestants and TV personalities. All will agree that the number one thing they learned through the Butler showchoir experience wasn’t the performance skills, but the education in life.”

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