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 Show Choir Community > Events > 2009 Season > John Hersey Chicagoland Showcase 2009


Event Info


March 7th, 2009

Venue Info

John Hersey High School
1900 E. Thomas Street
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Phone: (847) 718-4800

Event Details

No. of Attending Choirs:

  2 Womens Groups

Hosts:

  John Hersey "OnStage"
  John Hersey "Ladies First"

Judges: Unknown

Ticket Prices: Unknown

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John Hersey Chicagoland Showcase 2009









Awards
Photos
TBA
Live Stream
Event Site


 Finals
 

Groups

 Expressions
 Buffalo Grove High School
Grand Champion 
Best Vocals 
Best Choreography (TIE) 

 The Classics
 Wheaton Warrenville South High School
First Runner Up 
Best Choreography (TIE) 

 First Edition
 Lafayette Jefferson High School
Second Runner Up 

 Forte
 Palatine High School
3rd Runner Up 

 Sound
 Mundelein High School
4th Runner Up 

 Choralation
 Milton High School
5th Runner Up 


 Prep Division
 

Groups in order of placement

 Esprit
 Wheaton Warrenville South High School
First Place 

 Lights
 Mundelein High School
Second Place 


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opti11637 on Mar 19, 2009, 10:22 PM
Post #60
 
im part of Cadence
i won Chicagoland Showcase Middle School Division


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gilligandbs on Mar 18, 2009, 5:51 PM
Post #59
 
But teenage kids have to clean up the room and
I don't think they know how to carpet clean!




The Ethan Price on Mar 16, 2009, 2:54 AM
Post #58
 


QUOTE (derrick08 @ Mar 08 2009, 06:50 PM) *


And if this is true, it's also quite sucky. Getting a penalization for something that had nothing to do with your show?



You see it more and more these days. I know at Emmetsburg, if you brought food or whatever into your homeroom, they would disqualify you. Well, that's what our roomhosts told us, anyway. Its really harsh, in my opinion. The home room is supposed to be that-a room that feels like home. Next thing you know, they'll tell you that you can't sleep in the home room, or have music! I understand the concept behind it, but come on. They're teenage kids.




JWill on Mar 16, 2009, 12:04 AM
Post #57
 
Scores?

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bighsmb2 on Mar 11, 2009, 8:42 PM (Edited by bighsmb2)
Post #56
 


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BRSqueen09 on Mar 11, 2009, 1:43 PM
Post #55
 
yah it was kiss the air thanks =]

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bobatea4me on Mar 11, 2009, 2:15 AM
Post #54
 
Palatine's ballad is "To Where You Are" by Josh Groban (if that's the song you are asking about.) I thought he did a really nice job with it.

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bassmoose on Mar 11, 2009, 2:07 AM
Post #53
 


QUOTE (BRSqueen09 @ Mar 10 2009, 11:30 PM) *

does anyone know the song that the one guy from palatine did that was wearing a yellowish shirt? because i loved it so much



I'm not sure which guy was wearing the yellow shirt but it was either "Kiss the Air" or "Thankful"


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BRSqueen09 on Mar 10, 2009, 11:30 PM
Post #52
 
does anyone know the song that the one guy from palatine did that was wearing a yellowish shirt? because i loved it so much

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Iamnotastudent on Mar 9, 2009, 8:34 PM
Post #51
 
The reason I don't think the judges should be too closley associated with the host group is because I think it is already so subjective, it's just adding another bias. I'm not saying that happened at Hersey, but I think it's risky. For example say group one beats the host group at an earlier competition. Now group one comes to a competion at host groups school. Host group judge, who choreographed host group, and worked with host group is annoyed group one did better at earler competition. Judge thinks his show is MUCH better AND he thinks group one only won because their director is best friends with a judge at earlier competition. So subconsciously or consciously, they are not going to judge fairly.

I just wish and maybe it's not possible, that judges were complete outsiders. Of course they would have to know what they are looking at and hearing, but I wish they didn't really know the groups at all. It's all so incestuous if you know what I mean.

Sometimes I see groups going home, not making finals and I think " no way!" But I know this is how it's done and I'm sure it's not going to change. It's just something I never understood about show choir.


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Hugznkissez717 on Mar 9, 2009, 4:38 AM
Post #50
 
Just so everyone knows, Ms. Mac choreographed for other show choirs in the competition. She has no ties to BG anymore and that is not the reason they won. She is a professional and would never bias judging because she used to be the director, plus she didnt place BG in first for choreography anyways. Both Weaton and BG were awesome and it was a very close competition for the two of them.

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strangertotherain on Mar 9, 2009, 1:15 AM
Post #49
 
Who took pictures?
anyone know?


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waterpolo1 on Mar 9, 2009, 12:14 AM
Post #48
 
What a fun day.



derrick on Mar 8, 2009, 10:07 PM
Post #47
 


QUOTE (Jorge @ Mar 08 2009, 08:35 PM) *


Why the host group? If the judges don't have any ties to the groups competing, than what does it matter if they have ties to the host group? A lot of competitions held by high school show choir's will have their own choreographer come in and critique/judge. What is wrong with that?



I agree with Adam. As long as the judges have no ties with any of the groups competing, it's not a problem.




Jorge on Mar 8, 2009, 8:35 PM
Post #46
 


QUOTE (momofjenmatt @ Mar 08 2009, 08:02 PM) *

And judges should have no ties to any groups in my opinion ( even the host group).



Why the host group? If the judges don't have any ties to the groups competing, than what does it matter if they have ties to the host group? A lot of competitions held by high school show choir's will have their own choreographer come in and critique/judge. What is wrong with that?


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Iamnotastudent on Mar 8, 2009, 8:02 PM
Post #45
 
I was also disappointed in the sound system. I am biased, but I get sick of watching cookie cutter shows, you would think the judges would be impressed with something different. Guess not. And the kids should be judged on how they preform a show. Did it sound good, were they clean and able to sing well with DIFFICULT Choreography? They don't pick the show or costumes they just perform it. And judges should have no ties to any groups in my opinion ( even the host group).



colormelsworld on Mar 8, 2009, 7:54 PM
Post #44
 
I'm not sure points wise, but Wheaton Warrenville's Espirit came in first for Single-Gender and Mundelein Lights came in second.

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goinggray on Mar 8, 2009, 7:38 PM
Post #43
 


QUOTE (jcspots96 @ Mar 08 2009, 01:24 PM) *

According to a friend of mine who is in Milton, they had a major penalty for bringing food into their homeroom, which pushed them into 6th. I wouldn't say I'm a hundred percent on that, but that is what she told me.


I don't believe that happened. According to Mr Schrank, the point spread for groups 4, 5, and 6 was simply extremely close and Milton happened to be on the low end of the closely packed groups. To the Milton folks, I know Mr Schrank was very proud of your shows yesterday, so feel good about competing well in a fantastic line-up! God Bless




derrick on Mar 8, 2009, 6:50 PM
Post #42
 


QUOTE (jcspots96 @ Mar 08 2009, 01:24 PM) *

According to a friend of mine who is in Milton, they had a major penalty for bringing food into their homeroom, which pushed them into 6th. I wouldn't say I'm a hundred percent on that, but that is what she told me.



And if this is true, it's also quite sucky. Getting a penalization for something that had nothing to do with your show?


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waterpolo1 on Mar 8, 2009, 6:10 PM (Edited by waterpolo1)
Post #41
 



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