All Lance Everything ~ The Early Years: Showstopper!
Attaché is the show choir at Clinton High School in Clinton, Mississippi. They have amassed one of the most impressive competition records of any other show choir in America. Lance joined Attache for the 1994-1995 season:
The costumes designed and made by Mary Fehr consisted of dark red sequin dresses and vests as well as black sequin tops and skirts for the girls and vests for the boys. The group actually had two different competition shows this year. Due to size limitations at the stage at Pearl River College in Poplarville, Mississippi, Attaché had another show prepared just for this competition on February 11, and won for the fourth straight year. The next competition was held on February 25 in Pekin, Illinois. They performed their full show with props for the first time, and were awarded the first runner-up trophy. On March 11, Attaché traveled to Indianapolis and were named Grand Champions of the Central Sound Classic at Lawrence Central High School. Along with all the preliminary awards bestowed by the judges, the group also won the “Peoples’ Choice” award! The last competition of the year was at the Showstoppers International Competition at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. They were named first runner-up…. The props this year were big dice on one side and combined to make a background of four aces and a joker. [courtesy Attache.org]
Lance’s experiences in Attache and at the Mississippi ShowStoppers Competition would only minimally prepare him for what lay in store for him the next year.