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 Show Choir Community > Events > 2009 Season > Grand River National Show Choir Invitational 2009

Event Info

March 21st, 2009

Venue Info

La Crosse Center
South Hall
300 Harborview Plaza
La Crosse, WI 54601

Phone: (608) 789-7400

Event Details

No. of Attending Choirs:

  13 Mixed Groups
  6 Womens Groups
  1 Mens Groups


  Grand River Singers


  Mike Esser

  Therees Hibbard

  Lora-Jean Jones

  Jennifer Gulsvig (Critique Day/Finals)

  April James (Critique Day/Finals)

Ticket Prices: Unknown


Grand River National Show Choir Invitational 2009

Event Site
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 Mundelein High School
Grand Champion 
Best Vocals 
Best Band 
Best Show Design 

 Rhythm in Gold
 Kennedy Senior High School
First Runner Up 
Best Choreography 
Best Stage Crew 

 Wahlert Catholic High School
Second Runner Up 

 Onalaska High School
3rd Runner Up 

 Power Company
 Waconia High School
4th Runner Up 

 Jefferson Connection
 Jefferson Senior High School
5th Runner Up 
Best Male Soloist (Adam) 

Mixed Division (Prelims)
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Prep Division


 Mundelein High School
First Place 

 Simply Irresistible
 Westside High School
Second Place 

 Midwest Magic
 Holmen High School
Third Place 
Best Female Soloist (Kim) 

 Sound FX
 Mundelein High School
4th Place 

 Jefferson Senior High School
5th Place 

 The Current
 Waconia High School
6th Place 

 Onalaska High School
7th Place 

 East Side Swingers
 Kennedy Senior High School
8th Place 

 Sauk Prairie High School
9th Place 

 East Side Rhythm
 Kennedy Senior High School
10th Place 

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grand river singers on Apr 14, 2009, 6:38 PM
Post #140
Make sure you mark your calendars for the 2010 Grand River National Show Choir Invitational March 19th and 20th, 2010. Go to for more information and registration!

ATSChicks on Mar 25, 2009, 1:57 AM (Edited)
Post #139
From the Grand River website...

Daytime Scores: (I added in the school names so please let me know if I messed one up)

Mundelein Sound - 748.0
Bloomington Kennedy Rhythm In Gold - 722.5
Bloomington Jefferson Connection - 699.0
Dubuque Wahlert Impulse - 698.5
Waconia Power Company - 698.5
Onalaska Hilltoppers - 691.5
Mundelein Lights - 689.0
Omaha Westside Simply Irresistible - 686.0
Chippewa Falls Chi Hi Harmonics - 676.0
Sauk Prairie Executive Session - 668.5
Glenwood Titan Fever - 665.0
Holmen Midwest Magic - 664.5
Depere Jam Session - 638.0
Mundelein Sound FX - 635.0
Bloomington Jefferson Jive - 630.5
Waconia The Current - 626.0
Onalaska Express - 617.0
Bloomington Kennedy Eastside Swingers - 617.0
Sauk Prairie YTBN - 591.5
Bloomington Kennedy East Side Rhythm - 495.5

Finals Scores: (First total is only from night time results, the second total includes a portion of the daytime score. I am not sure which was used to find rankings, however they both yield the same results)

Mundelein Sound - 1249.0 - 1398.6
Bloomington Kennedy Rhythm In Gold - 1243.5 - 1388.0
Dubuque Wahlert Impulse - 1179.5 - 1319.2
Onalaska Hilltoppers - 1155.0 - 1293.3
Waconia Power Company - 1146.5 - 1286.2
Bloomington Jefferson Connection - 1142.5 - 1282.3


sj03gcs on Mar 25, 2009, 1:53 AM
Post #138
Scores are posted under the results sections of our website.


tenorsm on Mar 25, 2009, 1:48 AM
Post #137
Dang I just want to go as a spectator just so than I can see some of these groups.


mattdymoke on Mar 25, 2009, 1:23 AM
Post #136

QUOTE (k weeds. @ Mar 24 2009, 08:41 PM) *

what was the point difference between gc and 1st runner up?

and congrats to everyone.
i absolutly adore kennedys show this year.

i heard it was eight points,
five vocally and three in the other category.
but i'm not sure.
but thanks!


k weeds. on Mar 24, 2009, 8:41 PM
Post #135
what was the point difference between gc and 1st runner up?

and congrats to everyone.
i absolutly adore kennedys show this year.


grand river singers on Mar 24, 2009, 5:45 PM
Post #134
Please feel free to leave commentary on our Invitational at our website and click on GRSBLOG at the top of the page. We would love to have your feedback on our website!

sandrajoan22 on Mar 23, 2009, 7:05 PM
Post #133
I had so much fun at this competition! Everyone did such an amazing job, I really loved the group that did that whole broadway-jazz show. (Sorry I dont remember names!!!)
I also really loved Grand River Singer's AMAZING red polka dot dresses. At least I think they were polka dot. I was in the back. But they were AMAZING!!!! :D
Great job everyone!!!


sj03gcs on Mar 23, 2009, 4:43 PM
Post #132
Hello Boys and Girls,
Just wanted to let you know that results and scores will be posted on the Grand River Singers website later today or tomorrow. Rob and Tim offered to just put the Excel spreadsheet on the website instead of giving me writers crap (thanks). Again, we want to thank everyone for a great weekend and we hope to see everyone next year.

cecelia. on Mar 23, 2009, 3:47 AM
Post #131
This comp. was cooool. I liked being roomed next to BK. hahaha.
Onalaska's ballad made me cry. Nuff' said.

derrick on Mar 23, 2009, 3:22 AM
Post #130

QUOTE (wowthisiscool13 @ Mar 23 2009, 03:02 AM) *

how did you think the results should have went?

I would've put it as...

GC: RIG/Sound
1RU: RIG/Sound
2RU: Waconia
3RU: Jefferson
4RU: Wahlert
5RU: Onalaska

I can't even pick who I liked more between Kennedy and Mundelein. Both shows were amazing.

I also really thought that Sauk Prairie deserved to make finals over Onalaska.


mattdymoke on Mar 23, 2009, 3:02 AM
Post #129

QUOTE (derrick08 @ Mar 23 2009, 02:54 AM) *

I was really shocked by the results, but otherwise, fun day.

how did you think the results should have went?

derrick on Mar 23, 2009, 2:54 AM
Post #128
I was really shocked by the results, but otherwise, fun day.


sj03gcs on Mar 23, 2009, 2:51 AM
Post #127
Hey guys! I should have scores posted within the next couple of days.


jean0206 on Mar 23, 2009, 2:37 AM
Post #126
This was really good competition!
I really enjoyed all shows that I watched.
I liked the judges for concert choir=)

I had really fun on the stage.
This was my last show choir competition in high school.
That made me sad, but I really enjoyed this competition!

I love our host BEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Our host group was really good too!

This was really good competition.
I love Grand River!!!!!!!!

melis_a09 on Mar 23, 2009, 2:28 AM
Post #125
This was a great competition, for many reasons. The one thing I really like is the venue. It is really great. There is a lot to do around the area, and it is very easy for groups to travel around for food or shopping or other entertainment if they need to step away from the competition for a bit. It was great to step outside and see various show choirs and their members walking around, having fun. It was sooo nice out.. and it was just a great atmosphere!

I loved the variety of choirs that were there as well, I had never gotten to see Mundelein or Omaha, so it was a great experience! I really enjoyed Sounds show, it was very entertaining. Our hosts were great, waffle fries were yummy, and I kinda liked the fact that all the choirs were so close together upstairs - it was a good environment to meet people from other choirs and have a good time!

This was a fantastic time!

cecelia. on Mar 23, 2009, 1:38 AM
Post #124

QUOTE (goinggray @ Mar 22 2009, 04:19 PM) *

Waconia, very good season! 5 out of 6 finals and some really great finishes. I'm proud of you guys and the season you had. God Bless, Damon

Awee thanks damon ! your tha best (: we couldn't have done it without you.


ethanfix007 on Mar 22, 2009, 10:15 PM
Post #123
i just wanted to say how amazing i though Mundelien Sound was, i was watching your show,front row and after it ended, i was speechless hahai loved the opener, and now i've had down town from little shop stuck in my head. you guys were all amazingg, and your closer, i could go on and on, but fantastic job to you guys, and all of the choirs, it was a an amazing last competition for this year.


BRSqueen09 on Mar 22, 2009, 10:02 PM
Post #122

QUOTE (wowthisiscool13 @ Mar 22 2009, 05:24 PM) *

our prep choir does not know what place they got because the director refuses to tell them.
but i really wanna know how they finished, can anyone tell me they pre lim placings for prep.

that sucks
im sure you will find out soon =]

it was my senior year and im glad it ended so well
everyone that i two groups because of time...was really good
BEN! our host was like the coolest

Grand River Singers were very entertaining
the dresses were so pretty =]


kupkake on Mar 22, 2009, 8:34 PM
Post #121
Congrats to Westside High school's women's show choir! GO SI! The group, Lights, is also a pretty amazing group. There are so many girls! (i think around 50!) SI only has about 38 singers. SI kept up with "Lights" though. We were only 3 points from first and 6 points away from finals.

In all, it was a great competition and it was fun to visit Lacrosse, WI!

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