Best Band: Linn-Mar "10th Street Edition"
Best Ballad: Ottumwa “Sudden Impact”
Most Effective Closer: Marshalltown “South Side Transit”
Most Effective Costuming: Linn-Mar “10th Street Edition”
High Energy Award: West Delaware “WD Forte”
Most Effective Props: Jefferson “West Side Delegation”
Best Stage Crew: Pella “AcaPella”
People’s Choice: Ottumwa “Sudden Impact”
Does anyone know where these were from?? (gym open class)
Best Female Soloist: Madeline McKelvey
Best Male Soloist: Jack Parisee
Best Female Soloist: Aspen Auld, Benton Community "Celebration Company"
Best Male Soloist: Bryant Jasper, Cedar Rapids Kennedy "Protege"
People’s Choice: Sumner-Fredericksburg “Sensations”
Best Vocals: Cedar Rapids Kennedy “Protege”
Best Choreography: Benton Community “Celebration Company”
Best Band: Benton Community “Celebration Company”
Middle School Awards:
Grand Champion: McKinley “Classic Edition”
1st runner-up: Harding “Classic Innovation”
2nd runner-up: Franklin “Illumination”
Most Original Staging: Franklin “Illumination”
Most Effective Costuming: McKinley “Classic Edition”
Most Effective Props: Harding “Classic Innovation”
Highest Energy: Harding “Classic Innovation”
Best Opener: Benton “Illusions”
Most Effective Closer: Miller “Pizzazz”
Best Ballad: West Delaware “Sforzando”
Most Inspiring Song: Central Lutheran “Jubilation Ignited”
Thanks to everyone who came to MoShow yesterday! I had a blast the entire day, and enjoyed every single choir that I got to see (19 total!!). Shout out to Scott Muters, who should really become my personal assistant, as he surprisingly helped me out a lot emceeing Everyone just BROUGHT IT in finals! Special shout-outs
Ovation- You were fantastic. Everyone brought so much energy to the stage. The ballad was SO musical and lovely. "looking" had the PERFECT amount of stress emphasis and diction every single time it was sung. The maturity of the tone quality is very impressive for a prep group. Your costumes were hot. GREAT show and you should be so proud of your performance!
Williamsburg- Your show design was fantastic. I was LITERALLY dancing in the wing to your opener. LOVED it. You guys always have shows that are songs that I love. The auditorium was so close in scoring and the Top 4 especially were really fantastic, so to be in the running for finals is something you should be incredibly proud of!
Protege- Wow. Amazing as always. Just gets better and better. You guys were so outstanding. If not for competition rules, you would've been in the running for finals, for sure. Such an entertaining show, with many different styles, which is so commendable. That closer is SO good. Flawless. What a fantastic season you have had, and I hope you enjoyed every minute! Happiness is going to be stacked for awhile...
Benton- Your show is so fantastic. The set and risers really add a lot, in my opinion. But you perform like a 4A/Open Class varsity group. The visual effects you have are outstanding- beating Protege in choreography is TOUGH. Both of your bands were just so so fantastic. Congrats on two outstanding shows today!!
West Delaware- As I told your directors after your show, I. LOVE. TAP. I miss tap. Show Choir should have more tap, at least here in Iowa. You guys did your tap outstandingly! The male dancer was so on- WOW. Loved the closer so so much!!! The choreography in the show was well-executed. The ballad was also a highlight of finals, especially the hushed section. Congrats on your long and extremely successful weekend!!!
Jefferson- I saw you guys at Fab Five, and to be honest, I wasn't impressed. I loved the opener and ballad, but the rest of the show didn't do it for me. THEN I saw you in finals yesterday. WOW. What a transformation the show has made! The vocals were so powerful and well-balanced. Tone quality was great. The show kept going. Everyone bought in. The girls number was sassy, and FANTASTIC. Rifle work was 300% better than Fab Five. The closer was a closer. It was a show. You should be so proud of the obvious hard work you have put in. You always had the basics, but something has clicked, and take that with you forever. What a fantastic performance.
Kennedy- I've probably seen your show 4 or 5 times already, and hopefully I'll get to see it another 2 more! You guys are just so good. The opener touches you. The ballad is so musical, and SO well-sung. The sound in all your other songs is so powerful, so it was a great contrast! You were bringing it in finals, you wanted ALL the captions. I could tell. Your band killed the 2nd half of the show. I have to say I miss the flags but I understand the absence. That's just my add a bunch of stuff style You were so great, and I will be watching out for you at Nashville It will be great to have our CR buddies down with us!! (Note: I've never been to a national competition without seeing a fellow CR school at some point on the trip. Weird.)
Linn-Mar. I have seen you at Fab Five, day round at Kennedy, and finals at MoShow. The improvement on your show has been vastly noticeable every time I have seen it. The show gets cleaner every time. The energy in your show gets higher and higher. That closer was just.... WHAM!!!! IN YOUR FACE! SO good. The ballad is a really interesting concept that I finally got last night. I hear this is the first time 10th Street has won 3 competition in a row! What an accomplishment!!! There are some really fantastic shows in the past to beat out for that honor!!! Congrats on your fantastic season!
I hope everyone enjoyed the day as much as I did, and I hope you'll come back and join us next year!
I am really looking forward to today! Get to see some group I haven't seen all year and I get to see two of my favorite shows... Linn mar & Kennedy... To all the seniors performing their last competition today... Make it count , you don't know how much you'll miss it till you're done.. I remember last year mo-show, I looked at one of my best friends in the group during the ballad and just started crying.. Take it all in and enjoy every minute and don't perform to just to win a trophy.. Perform because you love what you're doing (but trophies are nice too )
This is our last competition of the season, and AcaPella is looking forward to our first time at Mo Show. It's going to be a lot of fun. Whenever our day ends, we head to Florida and then on a cruise to the Bahamas, so no matter what, it's going to be a great day!
Again... so there is not confusion. The prep winner does NOT compete in finals. It is an exhibition performance only. As well, the top 1A/2A/3A choir WILL compete in finals in the first time slot. The Top 5 scoring Open Class groups will round out finals!
Good luck to everyone!!! I'll be in the auditorium all day so come say hi to me!!!
Dont forget about Ovation in the Prep competition! They've only lost once this season
I was actually going to post this! ovation has a great show as well!
but my opinion for prep is
1- Kennedy Protege
2- Jefferson Ovation
3- Kennedy Chanteurs
I just think protégé show has grown so much since Prairie and it has turned out to be one of the best protégé shows! but I also have not seen ovation since prairie and I am sure they have done the same thing! ahhh gotta love show choir