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 Show Choir Community > Events > 2014 > Cedar Rapids Kennedy Raise The Roof! 2014


Event Info


March 1st, 2014

Venue Info

Kennedy High School
4545 Wenig Road NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Phone: (319) 558-2251

Event Details

No. of Attending Choirs:

  14 Mixed Groups
  7 Middle School Groups

Hosts:

  Cedar Rapids Kennedy "Happiness, Inc."
  Cedar Rapids Kennedy "Protégé"
  Cedar Rapids Kennedy "Chanteurs"

Judges:

  Jenn Bostic (Daytime Vocals/Finals Vocals)
  Cameron Sullenberger (Daytime Captions/Finals Vocals)
  Jason Johnson (Daytime Critique/Finals Visuals)
  Marie Gutierrez (Daytime Visuals/Finals Visuals)
  Kym Chambers-Otto (Daytime Vocals/Finals Visuals)
  Steve Shanley (Daytime Bands/Finals Vocals)
  David Legg (Daytime Visuals/Finals Vocals)
  Damon Brown (Critique)

Ticket Prices:

Middle School Only: $5
Finals Only: $5
All Day: $13
Children under 8: Free

Event Website: Click Here

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Cedar Rapids Kennedy Raise The Roof! 2014



 Finals
 

Groups

 10th Street Edition
 Linn-Mar High School
Grand Champion 
Best Vocals 
Best Show Design 

 The Ambassadors
 Prairie High School
First Runner Up 
Best Costumes 
Most Creative Song (Empire State Of Mind) 
Best Crew 
Best Instrumentalist 

 Good Time Company
 Iowa City West High School
Second Runner Up 
Best Choreography 

 Studio
 Urbandale High School
3rd Runner Up 
Best Female Soloist (Annie) 

 Xhilaration
 Xavier High School
4th Runner Up 

 Momentum
 Cedar Rapids Washington High School
5th Runner Up 
Best Ballad 
Best Male Soloist (Shawndell Young) 


 Mixed Division (Prelims)
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 Prep Division
 

Groups

 In Step
 Linn-Mar High School
First Place 
Best Vocals 
Best Choreography 
Best Male Soloist (Devin) 

 Xuberance
 Xavier High School
Second Place 

 Celebration
 Cedar Rapids Washington High School
Third Place 
Best Band 
Best Female Soloist (Melissa) 

 Showtime
 Iowa City West High School
4th Place 

 Hi-Style

 Linn-Mar High School
No Placement 

 Vivacé

 Cedar Rapids Washington High School
No Placement 

 Vitality

 Urbandale High School
No Placement 

 Focal Point

 Prairie High School
No Placement 


 Middle School Division
 

Groups

 Classic Edition
 McKinley Middle School
First Place 
Best Vocals 
Best Choreography 
Best Male Soloist 

 Eclipse
 Regis Middle School
Second Place 

 Classic Innovation
 Harding Middle School
Third Place 
Best Female Soloist 

 Illumination
 Franklin Middle School
4th Place 

 Illusion

 Regis Middle School
No Placement 

 Regeneration

 Roosevelt Middle School
No Placement 

 Adrenaline

 Taft Middle School
No Placement 


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JarebearAMB on Mar 10, 2014, 1:04 AM
Post #91
 
o that is very confusing... thank you for the explanation though!



juliofrommississippi on Mar 9, 2014, 11:54 PM
Post #90
 
Ok this gets a little confusing. At Kennedy there are vocal and visual judges, but vocal judges all have a little visual and band section on their score sheet and visual judges score a little bit of vocals and band.

For vocals, you take all the vocal judges vocal scores (not visual or band) and rank them. You take the visual judges VOCAL scores and combine them. Those combined scores are then given a rank. You add that rank to the vocal judges ranks (which are not combined) and the group with the lowest rank total wins the caption. The same is true for visuals, you just switch that around.

Best vocals:

Linn-Mar got 1 1 1 1 from the vocal judges and the visual judges gave them 2 = 6
Xavier had 2 2 3 5 from vocal judges and 4 from visual = 16
Urbandale had 2 3 3 6 from vocal and 5 from visual = 19
Washington had 2 5 5 6 from vocal and 1 from visual = 19
IC West had 4 4 4 4 from vocal judges and 6 from visual = 22
Prairie had 3 5 6 6 from vocal judges and 3 from visual = 23

Linn-Mar clearly won best vocals. I have to admit best choreography gets even trickier.

The vocal judges combined visual scores (as given to directors) seem to be missing Kym Chambers Otto's visual scores. When added in it looks like the vocal judges ranked the groups in this order:

Prairie (144.5)
Urbandale (138.5)
Linn-Mar (138)
Xavier (135.5)
IC West (135)
Washington (131)

The only difference it makes on the provided score sheet is Xavier has an extra ranking point, as they were tied with Linn-Mar previously. This didn't effect caption placement at all. There was however a tie:

Best choreography:

IC West got 1 1 1 from visual judges and 5 from vocal judges = 8
Prairie got 2 2 3 from visual judges and 1 from vocal judges = 8
Urbandale got 3 4 4 from visual and 2 from vocal = 13
Xavier got 2 3 6 from visual and 4 from the vocal = 15 (was previous 14 with only 3 from vocal)
Linn-Mar got 4 5 5 from visual and 3 from vocal = 17
Washington got 3 5 6 from visual and 6 from vocal = 20

I'm not sure how the tie was broken for the caption. It was not directly specified on the sheet i have. Prairie received a higher visual score, 442 to 436. I assume it was because 4 of the 7 judges had IC West ahead, including all of the visual judges. I am not 100% certain though.




JarebearAMB on Mar 9, 2014, 2:00 PM
Post #89
 
were best choreography/ vocals voted on by the judges? because point wise prairie won best choreography beating IC West according to 2 of 3 judges and only behind by half a point by the other.

this was quite the interesting competition




juliofrommississippi on Mar 8, 2014, 9:03 AM (Edited by juliofrommississippi)
Post #88
+4
So I know this is really late, but last weekend was long, and I just didn't get to it during the week. Here were finals rankings:

Sullenberger (vocals):
1. Linn-Mar 160
2. Xavier 157.5
3. Urbandale 155.5
4. Prairie 153
5. IC West 152
6. Washington 148

Bostic (vocals):
1. Linn-Mar 162
2. Prairie 158
3. IC West 156.5
4. Washington 155
5. Xavier 151.5
6. Urbandale 151

Shanley (vocals):
1. Linn-Mar 171.5
2. Urbandale 169
3. Xavier 168
4. Prairie 164.5
5. Washington 160
6. IC West 158.5

Chambers Otto (vocals):
1. Linn-Mar 155.5
2. Urbandale 150
3. Xavier 145
4. IC West 142
5. Prairie 140.5
6. Washington 135.5

Gutierrez (visuals):
1. IC West 166.5
t-2. Xavier 166
t-2. Prairie 166
4. Linn-Mar 165.5
5. Washington 163.5
6. Urbandale 163

Johnson (visuals):
1. Prairie 150
2. IC West 149.5
3. Washington 148.5
t-4. Xavier 148
t-4. Linn-Mar 148
6. Urbandale 145.5

Legg (visuals):
1. Prairie 158
2. Linn-Mar 157.5
3. Urbandale 157
4. Washington 156.5
5. IC West 154.5
6. Xavier 152

Tiebreaker for 2RU was determined by placings
Linn-Mar 1 1 1 1 2 4 4 = 14
Prairie 1 1 2 2 4 4 5 = 19
IC West 1 2 3 4 5 5 6 = 26
Urbandale 2 2 3 3 6 6 6 = 28
Xavier 2 2 3 3 4 5 6 = 25
Washington 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 = 33

As you can see, this was a very close competition and all the judges had different thoughts on the shows. All the vocal judges had Linn-Mar in 1st, which is the reason they won. If you look, all of the separation came from the vocal judges- the visual judges scored all the groups very close to each other. Gutierrez had a gap of 3 points, Legg had the widest gap with only 6 points between the 6 groups. Comparably, the smallest gap from the vocal judges was 11 points and the largest gap was 20.

Judges were obviously divided on Urbandale, as they had three judges placed them 6th, yet they still ended up tied for 3rd with the 2nd most points. When talking about captions, some interesting things I noted were that the visual judges all placed Washington first in vocals (the vocal judges did not). And the vocals judges had IC West 5th in choreo a half a point out of 6th (visual judges had them all 1st). Clearly, very close and very divided. Everyone should be proud!


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Storm on Mar 6, 2014, 2:14 AM
Post #87
+1
Thank you to all the groups and fans who attended Raise The Roof this past weekend. What an exciting competition! I knew with those six g reat groups in the open class, it was going to be a close one!

I'd like to clear up a misconception caused by a typo on my part. Our website inadvertently indicated that two judges would be judging different captions from day to night. I was not aware of the error until after the event was over. We did not make a last minute change in judging assignments...I just didn't realize that I screwed it up on the website. I will certainly monitor that copy much more closely in the future!

I hope those of you who were able to attend had a great time! Thank you for your patronage. We hope you'll join us again next February 28th for Raise The Roof 2015!




njoswald on Mar 6, 2014, 1:52 AM
Post #86
 


QUOTE (Jorge @ Mar 03 2014, 06:39 PM) *

What a great competition!

Just a few thoughts on the top three groups for people who weren't there or haven't seen these groups:

Linn Mar gave an impressive finals performance. The vocals were just so incredibly mature and rich- there was no contest for best vocals in my opinion. They have some great variety in their show. And a killer band. The choreography is challenging and artistic… they truly came to win, it was clear. And they did. I know some people are saying what a surprise it was, but it was NO surprise to me. I can't wait to see this show again at Mo Show!

Its two years in a row now that Prairie has been presenting such a complete show choir package. Show design, props, costumes, creative arrangements, bangin choreo and vocals, solid band, and just tons of energy telling a light story that doesn’t drown out what we all come to see – good ole’ fashion dancing and singing. I'm super excited to see what the future holds with this group under the masterful direction of Justin Sands.

IC West is such a tight group of performers. They have such a warm sound and their choreography is extremely tight and lyric driven- hence the Best Choreography win. This group has energy for days. I truly could rant and rave for days about these kids- so heartfelt and entertaining performers to watch. It's been a joy working with them throughout the season.

Kennedy is a fun competition! I hope to come back again next year either to watch or with Muscatine!




You're going to Mo-Show??? I better see you in Ovation's warm-up with me then ;)




Jorge on Mar 3, 2014, 6:39 PM
Post #85
+6
What a great competition!

Just a few thoughts on the top three groups for people who weren't there or haven't seen these groups:

Linn Mar gave an impressive finals performance. The vocals were just so incredibly mature and rich- there was no contest for best vocals in my opinion. They have some great variety in their show. And a killer band. The choreography is challenging and artistic… they truly came to win, it was clear. And they did. I know some people are saying what a surprise it was, but it was NO surprise to me. I can't wait to see this show again at Mo Show!

Its two years in a row now that Prairie has been presenting such a complete show choir package. Show design, props, costumes, creative arrangements, bangin choreo and vocals, solid band, and just tons of energy telling a light story that doesn’t drown out what we all come to see – good ole’ fashion dancing and singing. I'm super excited to see what the future holds with this group under the masterful direction of Justin Sands.

IC West is such a tight group of performers. They have such a warm sound and their choreography is extremely tight and lyric driven- hence the Best Choreography win. This group has energy for days. I truly could rant and rave for days about these kids- so heartfelt and entertaining performers to watch. It's been a joy working with them throughout the season.

Kennedy is a fun competition! I hope to come back again next year either to watch or with Muscatine!


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lava9611 on Mar 3, 2014, 5:54 PM
Post #84
 
What a great day! All of the groups were absolutely phenomenal and should be proud. Any one of these groups could have won on Saturday.

In case anyone is curious, word on the street is that 10th Street won by double digits. I don't know if that is true, but thought others might be able to comment or confirm with more data. As a Linn-Mar supporter, I will tell you that the day show (while it was awesome as always) was not 10th Street's best performance but they absolutely nailed the finals. I only mention it because it sort of explains the jump up in place from the day results.




alexgib05 on Mar 3, 2014, 3:20 AM
Post #83
+2
Thank you to Kennedy for hosting a great competition! Sadly, it was a great way to end our 2014 season! Our seniors will be truly missed! Anyways, congrats to Linn-Mar and all of the other groups that competed yesterday! Everybody was phenomenal and honestly I had no idea how finals were going to go with the tight race in prelims. I was so proud of our performance in finals because I believed that it was our best performance yet, and that's all I could ever ask for, not a trophy, but a great performance

Prairie also won Best Instrumentalist fyi, they forgot to award it at daytime awards.

And HOLY MOLY! Here's how much of a change there was in ranks from prelims to finals!

Linn-Mar (+3, from 4th)
Prairie (+1, from 3rd)
IC West (+4, from 6th)
Urbandale (-3, from 1st)
Xavier (-3, from 2nd)
Washington (-2, from 4th)




JarebearAMB on Mar 3, 2014, 1:32 AM
Post #82
 
o wow! i hadnt heard that



Stolba on Mar 2, 2014, 7:30 PM
Post #81
 


QUOTE (JarebearAMB @ Mar 02 2014, 06:04 PM) *

i kinda figured this was going to be a scoring mess with the judging switches in finals but there was just a lot of craziness happening all day. Congrats to Linn-Mar and DEFINITELY all the other groups who performed. No one predicted this outcome but the judging was crazy all day and we all killed it. awesome job



I may be incorrect but I heard they decided at last minute to NOT switch judges last night.




JarebearAMB on Mar 2, 2014, 6:04 PM (Edited by JarebearAMB)
Post #80
 
i kinda figured this was going to be a scoring mess with the judging switches in finals but there was just a lot of craziness happening all day. Congrats to Linn-Mar and DEFINITELY all the other groups who performed. No one predicted this outcome but the judging was crazy all day and we all killed it. awesome job



JarebearAMB on Mar 2, 2014, 6:55 AM
Post #79
+3
if anyone has the rankings/scorings im really curious to see how the finals were scored



tantan27 on Mar 2, 2014, 6:40 AM
Post #78
+2
Wow is the only thing I can say! Huge congrats to 10th street!



UOSCF on Mar 2, 2014, 6:23 AM
Post #77
 
This competition was crazy... A ton of high caliber groups at the top of their game. I couldn't call it one way or the other. It could have come out many different ways.

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peterclinkscales on Mar 2, 2014, 6:06 AM
Post #76
+1


QUOTE (Stolba @ Mar 02 2014, 06:03 AM) *

Best choreo- IC west
Best vocals- linn-mar

5th RU- Washington
4th RU- Xavier
3rd RU- urbandale
2nd RU- IC west
1st RU- prairie
GC- Linn-mar



Well this post us how the guys bus found out haha. Great competition everybody!




Stolba on Mar 2, 2014, 6:04 AM
Post #75
 
Oh and there was another tie, but they didn't say where the tie was.



Stolba on Mar 2, 2014, 6:03 AM
Post #74
+5
Best choreo- IC west
Best vocals- linn-mar

5th RU- Washington
4th RU- Xavier
3rd RU- urbandale
2nd RU- IC west
1st RU- prairie
GC- Linn-mar




Stolba on Mar 2, 2014, 5:28 AM
Post #73
+1
Protege is setting up now...

And I literally have no idea how this is going to go, and no predictions it is so close. But I think linn-mar was most improved from day to finals




Stolba on Mar 2, 2014, 4:05 AM
Post #72
+4


QUOTE (peterclinkscales @ Mar 02 2014, 04:03 AM) *

In step was probably the best prep group I've ever seen.

We here in the Urbandale bus feel great about our finals performance.

Btw Adam just have me on the show tomorrow if you wanna meet me! :p



I'm not saying they weren't great by any means, I just feel to have them ahead of groups such a a urbandale and prairie and their own varsity group is just... Idk. I feel it is a whole different level of shows. I promise to everyone that I mean No disrespect to In Step at all



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