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 Show Choir Community > Events > 2014 Season > Urbandale Show Choir Invitational (Day Two) 2014


Event Info


February 15th, 2014

Venue Info

Urbandale High School
7111 Aurora Avenue
Urbandale, IA 50322

Phone: (515) 457-6800

Event Details

No. of Attending Choirs:

  15 Mixed Groups
  3 Womens Groups

Hosts:

  Urbandale "Studio"

Judges:

  Brandon Dean (Vocals)
  Heather Bays (Vocals)
  Dina Else (Vocals/Critiques)
  Sjaan Trowbridge (Visuals)
  Chad Alexander (Visuals)
  Anne Chapman (Critique)
  Damon Brown (Critique)
  Steve Shanley (Combos)

Ticket Prices:

$10.00 Saturday Daytime

$10.00 Saturday Evening Finals

$15.00 Saturday All Day Pass

Map



Urbandale Show Choir Invitational (Day Two) 2014









Awards
Photos
TBA
Live Stream
Event Site


 Finals
 

Groups in order of placement

 Friend de Coup
 Mitchell High School
Grand Champion 
Best Choreography 

 Spectrum
 Ankeny Centennial High School
First Runner Up 
Best Vocals 
Best Band 
Outstanding Instrumentalist 

 Innovation
 Johnston High School
Second Runner Up 
Best Crew 

 West in the Groove
 Millard West High School
3rd Runner Up 

 Resonance
 Lincoln Southwest High School
4th Runner Up 

 Happiness, Inc.
 Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School
5th Runner Up 


 Mixed Division - Tier I (Prelims)
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 Mixed Division - Tier II
 

Groups

 Impact
 Sheldon High School
First Place 
Best Female Soloist (Bethany) 

 Rhythm in Red
 Dallas Center-Grimes High School
Second Place 
Best Male Soloist (Ben Hoyt) 


 Womens Division
 

Groups

 Uptown Girls
 Millard West High School
First Place 

 Rhythmic Momentum
 Ankeny Centennial High School
Second Place 

 Impulse
 Sioux City East High School
Third Place 


 Prep Division
 

Groups

 Protégé
 Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School
First Place 

 Eternal Rush
 Ankeny Centennial High School
Second Place 

 Synergy
 Johnston High School
Third Place 

 Swing Cats

 Millard West High School
No Placement 

 New Sound

 Sioux City East High School
No Placement 

 Ambience

 Lincoln Southwest High School
No Placement 


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Andy08 on Feb 18, 2014, 7:29 PM
Post #72
 


QUOTE (Stolba @ Feb 18 2014, 03:35 PM) *

I had a great time watching this competition! Last time I was here was in 06 when it was in the Gym... this "new" venue is beautiful! Congrats to Urbandale for hosting a great competition! And you had nachos which will win me over every time.


A lesson I think observers need to remember with all show choir is your favorite show is not always the best show of the day.



That's a really good point Chris. My favorite show of the day at Benton (taking Valley's out because I am biased of course) was easily 4th Ave Jazz's show. That said, I knew that Waukee's show was still the best of the day.




Stolba on Feb 18, 2014, 3:35 PM
Post #71
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I had a great time watching this competition! Last time I was here was in 06 when it was in the Gym... this "new" venue is beautiful! Congrats to Urbandale for hosting a great competition! And you had nachos which will win me over every time.


A lesson I think observers need to remember with all show choir is your favorite show is not always the best show of the day.


S

sbtygart on Feb 18, 2014, 12:35 AM
Post #70
+10
Just wanted to take a minute and thank all those "nameless" parents, directors and volunteers that make this such a well run competition. All of you make this one of the most enjoyable venues we come to. Keep up the great work.



Andy08 on Feb 17, 2014, 9:05 PM (Edited by Andy08)
Post #69
+4


QUOTE (poiqwe1234 @ Feb 17 2014, 08:50 PM) *

Mitchell put their heart in that performance. I promise.



I'm sure you did! I don't think there are many groups with 6/7 judge votes for first that didn't put their heart and soul into it. Sadly there's some bias here but not from everyone. I'm happy to see Mitchell do so well! Congrats to you and your group for earning this one


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poiqwe1234 on Feb 17, 2014, 8:50 PM (Edited by poiqwe1234)
Post #68
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QUOTE (Cbabyxoxo @ Feb 16 2014, 06:20 AM) *

Very bummed Cenntenial didn't get 1st. You could tell they put their heart and soul into it. I just didn't get the same vibe from Mitchell. All that matters is that Spectrum changed lives tonight. GO SPECTRUM!


Mitchell put their heart in that performance. I promise.




Mr. Temple on Feb 17, 2014, 4:51 AM (Edited by Mr. Temple)
Post #67
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QUOTE (DJNYORK @ Feb 17 2014, 04:09 AM) *

Or easier still in consensus ranking- out of 7 judges, 4 had the 2nd place school ahead of the three judges who had the 3rd place school. You can always compare 2 schools head to head.
Henceforth the definition of consensus. Point or rank swings go away.

The Olympics figured this out in 1995. That way, the Russian judge (ex.) can't control the outcome.
Then more people will talk about skating, gymnastics, or show choir - not the biases. Good for students, directors, judges, parents, etc.



Wow...the advocate of the "Fehr Fair" system himself showed up to set us straight! That's basically what I was trying to say too, Mr. Fehr, but you just said it much more economically than I could.


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DJNYORK on Feb 17, 2014, 4:09 AM (Edited by DJNYORK)
Post #66
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Or easier still in consensus ranking- out of 7 judges, 4 had the 2nd place school ahead of the three judges who had the 3rd place school. You can always compare 2 schools head to head.
Henceforth the definition of consensus. Point or rank swings go away.

The Olympics figured this out in 1995. That way, the Russian judge (ex.) can't control the outcome.
Then more people will talk about skating, gymnastics, or show choir - not the biases. Good for students, directors, judges, parents, etc.




Andy08 on Feb 17, 2014, 12:21 AM
Post #65
+6


QUOTE (Mr. Temple @ Feb 16 2014, 07:39 PM) *

Full final rankings were as follows:

Mitchell - 1 1 3 1 1 1 1
Centennial - 3 3 1 2 3 2 2
Johnston - 2 2 2 3 2 6 4
Millard West - 4 4 4 4 4 5 4
Lincoln SW - 5 5 6 5 5 4 5
Kennedy - 6 6 5 6 6 3 3



Wow. That's a pretty conclusive vote for Mitchell.




Mr. Temple on Feb 16, 2014, 9:19 PM
Post #64
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Oh...and for those who are interested the judges are as follows:

Judge 1 - Anne Chapman
Judge 2 - Brandon Dean
Judge 3 - Brent Peterson
Judge 4 - Chad Alexander
Judge 5 - Dina Else
Judge 6 - Heather Bays
Judge 7 - Sjaan Trowbridge




Mr. Temple on Feb 16, 2014, 9:07 PM
Post #63
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QUOTE (jacoblaeson @ Feb 16 2014, 08:00 PM) *


So AC had 16 overall "points" and Johnston had 21, but more 2nd place votes.
How is it determined that Ankeny was 2nd? Isn't first place strictly based on who has the most first place votes?


Yes, but Ankeny also had one 1st place vote to go with their 3 second place votes.

In a consensus ranking system you're essentially looking at the remaining groups and determining who finished highest (among the remaining groups) on the judges' score sheets. It's hard to tell, because the automatic editing on the forum removed the additional spaces I tried to add to line them up, but the judges votes are listed for each group in order from Judge 1 on the far left to Judge 7 on the far right.

So after determining Mitchell was first thanks to their winning 6 of the 7 judges' votes you throw them out and move on to the remaining 5 groups.

Johnston won (among remaining groups) on the sheets of judges 1, 2, and 5,
Centennial won (among remaining groups) on the sheets of juges 3, 4, 6, and 7.

So it was pretty close, but Centennial got 4 of 7 votes for 1st runner up.


J

jacoblaeson on Feb 16, 2014, 8:00 PM
Post #62
 


QUOTE (Mr. Temple @ Feb 16 2014, 07:39 PM) *

Full final rankings were as follows:

Mitchell - 1 1 3 1 1 1 1
Centennial - 3 3 1 2 3 2 2
Johnston - 2 2 2 3 2 6 4
Millard West - 4 4 4 4 4 5 4
Lincoln SW - 5 5 6 5 5 4 5
Kennedy - 6 6 5 6 6 3 3



So AC had 16 overall "points" and Johnston had 21, but more 2nd place votes.
How is it determined that Ankeny was 2nd? Isn't first place strictly based on who has the most first place votes?




Mr. Temple on Feb 16, 2014, 7:39 PM (Edited by Mr. Temple)
Post #61
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QUOTE (Kettlecorn @ Feb 16 2014, 05:02 PM) *


You don't happen to know more scoring results, do ya? I for one am also interested in the Johnston/Millard West rankings!


Full final rankings were as follows:

Mitchell - 1 1 3 1 1 1 1
Centennial - 3 3 1 2 3 2 2
Johnston - 2 2 2 3 2 6 4
Millard West - 4 4 4 4 4 5 4
Lincoln SW - 5 5 6 5 5 4 5
Kennedy - 6 6 5 6 6 3 3


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peterclinkscales on Feb 16, 2014, 6:56 PM
Post #60
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QUOTE (Kettlecorn @ Feb 16 2014, 05:02 PM) *


You don't happen to know more scoring results, do ya? I for one am also interested in the Johnston/Millard West rankings!



I'll have them by either tomorrow or Tuesday for sure. Otherwise Jeff probably has that info.


K

Kettlecorn on Feb 16, 2014, 5:02 PM
Post #59
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QUOTE (peterclinkscales @ Feb 16 2014, 03:51 PM) *

I'd just like to say that it was an absolute pleasure to work with FDC, Stephen, and Mr. Miller. Very proud to say that I hosted you!
Anyway.
After prelims Ankeny was ahead of Mitchell by 8 points.
The two visual judges had Mitchell in first, while the vocal judges had Mitchell in 2nd and 6th.

In finals, Mitchell received 6 first place votes and 1 third place vote, I would assume the majority of 2nd place votes went to Ankeny.



You don't happen to know more scoring results, do ya? I for one am also interested in the Johnston/Millard West rankings!


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peterclinkscales on Feb 16, 2014, 3:51 PM (Edited by peterclinkscales)
Post #58
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I'd just like to say that it was an absolute pleasure to work with FDC, Stephen, and Mr. Miller. Very proud to say that I hosted you!
Anyway.
After prelims Ankeny was ahead of Mitchell by 8 points.
The two visual judges had Mitchell in first, while the vocal judges had Mitchell in 2nd and 6th.

In finals, Mitchell received 6 first place votes and 1 third place vote, I would assume the majority of 2nd place votes went to Ankeny.


J

jacoblaeson on Feb 16, 2014, 3:46 PM
Post #57
+1
I'd just like to preface this by saying I absolutely LOVE Ankeny's show this year, and I did see it live (in its entirety) at Linn-Mar.
However, I do understand how they aren't dominating everything this year. This show is still a very "dark" (in the theatre like aspect) show, especially for Iowa. They have very dark and consistent vowel placement which I personally like, but it sometimes can seem monotonous when you get the same harmonies for the a lot of the show. The groups that have placed ahead of them give a wide variety of sound and especially when a group like Mitchell can come in and take choreo, which is usually Ankeny's to lose, there isn't much left to really push ankeny ahead, meaning the judges can lean more towards personal preference.

Just my 2 cents :p


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Cbabyxoxo on Feb 16, 2014, 6:20 AM
Post #56
 
Very bummed Cenntenial didn't get 1st. You could tell they put their heart and soul into it. I just didn't get the same vibe from Mitchell. All that matters is that Spectrum changed lives tonight. GO SPECTRUM!

C

Cohagen on Feb 16, 2014, 6:07 AM
Post #55
 


QUOTE (Stolba @ Feb 16 2014, 04:50 AM) *



I left please post results....



ha! Assumed you were posting, Chris.

I was sitting up with the Ankeny parents. I was very impressed by their class when it was announced they came in second.

Don't get me wrong, Mitchell had a great show! I just felt centennials was better. All subjective, I suppose. Congrats to everybody tonight! This was probably my last competition, since my sister is graduating. Kind of a bittersweet night. Hopefully I live in a state with show choir a few decades from now so I can send my kids.

Have a good night, everyone! Travel safely.




Andy08 on Feb 16, 2014, 5:59 AM (Edited by Andy08)
Post #54
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QUOTE (Häakon @ Feb 16 2014, 05:00 AM) *

Looks like all of those thumbs downs were a little misplaced...



Haha! First thing I thought when I saw the results on Twitter! Its interesting that so many are upset about Ankeny getting 2nd a few times. Obviously judges disagree multiple times now. They are getting beat by great groups, and their show is still great! I stand with Jeff: second is still a great placement.

Way to go Mitchell on the big win!!




lowbass on Feb 16, 2014, 5:28 AM
Post #53
 
I thought Ankeny Centennial would sweep this after what I saw, but I guess I was wrong! So much physical power from Spectrum... And I had Millard with their great vocal performance as a potential spoiler, not Mitchell (though they didn't disappoint at all with their usual too cool show design). Congrats to Johnston - who continues their record at this invitational with this being their 24th consecutive appearance in finals. Next year 25! A great day of great shows.


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