The link provided for the Powerhouse show is clearly the professional recording that was created by the video company at the event, simply uploaded to YouTube. I cannot and will not support blatant infringement of the work that goes into providing quality video for everyone to enjoy.
Especially as we move from DVD distribution to online downloads, it is all the more important for people to understand that just because something is a digital file that is easy to move around and/or share, it doesn't make it less valuable or "free" for you just to give out to whoever you want. What saddens me most is that adults are the ones doing this and not just the students.
If you appreciate the video quality that the professional services provide, support them by buying your own copy that you can treasure forever. Let your peers know how awesome it is and that it is a version of the show that is worth purchasing. If you don't believe it is worth the cost, then bring your own camera and film it yourself. My guess is that the majority of the time, you'll end up with an inferior result. But purchasing one copy of the professional version and then passing it around to your friends or uploading it for thousands of people to see for free is theft, plain and simple. I don't want to come across as an ass or a buzzkill by restricting this kind of behavior, but I am frankly just really shocked and saddened that people think this is okay and apparently don't even think twice about doing so.
And I just wanted to say again how thrilled I am to have competed against Powerhouse and Spotlight for the first time ever. It was literally a dream come true to see all these great show choirs that normally were only on youtube for me... It was like finally seeing your favorite artist in concert.
I'm so impressed by these groups' willingness to come all the way out to New England (Burbank, Franklin Central, Clover Hill, Cosby, John Burroughs) and I hope that next year is the same way. I hope you all had fun and enjoyed the contrast! (Lets try to get Clinton or Waubonsie Valley up here.. life goals) And PS from everyone in the Northeast - Powerhouse should totally accept the "free admission" for next year and come here again Love you all <3
What do the gold, silver and bronze medals represent?
Depending on your score, they make a percentage of what you got out of how many points you could have gotten. Then they rank that, and group higher than a certain percentage (I think 88%) get gold, and lower gets silver and bronze. Groups here try to strive to get gold, especially Andover, because placing is tough given the competition. It gives each choir a realistic goal.
GC: Sound Sensations, Best Vocals, Best Choreography -Gold
1RU: Cosby Rapshody, Best Band -Gold
2RU: Shepherd Hill Illusion -Silver
3RU: Shepherd Hill TTones - Best "Guyography" lol -Silver
4RU: Mercy Treble Makers -Bronze
Let me first start of with just saying yesterday was an amazing day and thank you to Andover for hosting one of the best competitions Cosby has ever attended. The hospitality and friendliness is like no other up here! Every group we watched was amazing on and off the stage. It was awesome to finally see shows and groups that have inspired the change into the story show world that Cosby has undertaken in the past 2 years and finally get some unbiased/honest opinions of what we're trying to create. Thank you so much again from all of us from Cosby.
Have a great end to your season!
Best "Guyography" - Shepherd Hill "T-Tones"
Best Instrumental Performer - Everett High School guitarist
Best Overall Show - John Burroughs "Sound Sensations"
Most Complicated Repertoire - Everett High School
Judge's Award - Gateway Regional
Judge's Award - Whitman High School, Brandon
Best Female Soloist - Cosby (girls)
Best Male Soloist - Nick Nikoian, John Burroughs "Powerhouse"
Best Female Stage Presence - Zoe Sparks, John Burroughs "Sound Sensations"
Best Male Stage Presence - Sean, Shepherd Hill "Fantasy"
Best Band - Cosby "Spotlight"
Best Spirit and Character - Cosby "Rhapsody"
1st: John Burroughs "Sound Sensations"
2nd: Cosby "Rhapsody"
3rd: Shepherd Hill "Illusion"
Mixed Tier II
1st: David Prouty "Shockwave"
2nd: Everett "Pop Vox"
3rd: Bartlett "Impressions"
Mixed Tier I
1st: John Burroughs "Powerhouse" (BV/BC)
2nd: Shepherd Hill "Fantasy"
3rd: Cosby "Spotlight"