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 Show Choir Community > Events > 2015 > Wheaton Warrenville South Choral Classic (Day Two) 2015


Event Info


March 14th, 2015
  9:00am

Venue Info

Wheaton Warrenville South High School
1993 Tiger Trail
Wheaton, IL 60189

Phone: (630) 784-7200

Event Details

No. of Attending Choirs:

  11 Mixed Groups
  4 Womens Groups

Hosts:

  Wheaton Warrenville South "The Classics"
  Wheaton Warrenville South "Esprit"
  Edison "Electric Youth"

Judges:

  Linda McEachran Southard
  Eric Van Cleave
  Jeff Gemar
  Paul Gulsvig
  Jennifer Gulsvig

Ticket Prices:

All Access Pass $20.00
Senior citizens and students with ID $15.00
Children under 5 years old admitted FREE

Map



Wheaton Warrenville South Choral Classic (Day Two) 2015









Awards
Photos
TBA
Live Stream
Event Site


 Finals
 

Groups

 Sound Check
 Waubonsie Valley High School
Grand Champion 
Best Vocals 
Best Choreography 

 Friend de Coup
 Mitchell High School
First Runner Up 

 Expressions
 Buffalo Grove High School
Second Runner Up 
Best Band 

 Great Expectations
 Twinsburg High School
3rd Runner Up 
Best Male Soloist (Jordan Pitlor) 
Best Female Soloist (Nadia Miller) 

 OnStage
 John Hersey High School
4th Runner Up 

 Voices of Central
 Keller Central High School
5th Runner Up 


 Mixed Division (Prelims)
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 Womens Division
 

Groups

 Girls in Heels
 Waubonsie Valley High School
First Place 
Best Vocals 
Best Choreography 

 Esprit
 Enterprise High School
Second Place 

 Ladies First
 John Hersey High School
Third Place 

 Voltage
 Keller Central High School
4th Place 

 Legacy

 Batavia High School
No Placement 


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Patrick on Mar 19, 2015, 4:02 PM
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QUOTE (showqhoir @ Mar 18 2015, 10:50 PM) *

it's happened to me before :/



Well maybe if you put your name and associate yourself with your actual choir, some credibility could be put into this statement


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DrakeBake on Mar 18, 2015, 10:50 PM
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QUOTE (Alex. @ Mar 18 2015, 12:00 AM) *

You can't assume just because someone may have ties with a group that it automatically means they have some everlasting bias or grudge. I have absolutely no doubt that when it comes to adjudicating, all judges handle it with the utmost professionalism.



I wish this was true but I know in other cases this is not true AT ALL. It's sad and it makes me really frustrated but some judges want their old groups to look good so they in fact put them higher than they deserve. Down vote me all you want but it's true and it's happened to me before :/ I'm in no way saying the judges here were biased but I know of judges who've been completely biased based on looking at how they scored their old group compared to a group that was the OBVIOUS winner.




abe.martinez on Mar 18, 2015, 2:15 PM
Post #84
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QUOTE (Alex. @ Mar 18 2015, 12:00 AM) *

Bias is a noun, and you used it as a verb, so it'd be Biased*

Sorry, Abe ;)



Haha I typed biased in my original post but then when I read it aloud it didn't sound like a word. Oh well what can ya do?




Alex. on Mar 18, 2015, 12:00 AM
Post #83
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QUOTE (abe.martinez @ Mar 17 2015, 04:44 AM) *

I doubt any of the judges would be hired if all they were gonna do is be bias. I know for a fact that all these judges have ties to the various show choirs that performed whether it be through clinicianing(not a word), being friends with their director(s)/choreographer(s), having them as campers, etc. The judge panel at this competition is wickedly talented and the best at what they do. They wouldn't ruin their musicality credit by being bias. I know these are all just comments but could you imagine being a Buffalo Grove kid and coming on here to read that people think the only reason they got third was because of a bias judge?

Everyone is entitled to their opinion and if you think Buffalo Grove or any of the groups that performed here received the placement they did based on a bias judge, so be it. At a competition like this I doubt the groups even cared where they placed. Everyone performing was phenomenal and had the audience going crazy. This post kind of turned into an unorganized rant but some of these comments are pooey.


Bias is a noun, and you used it as a verb, so it'd be Biased*

Sorry, Abe ;)

All judges have ties to a program or two, as they should. They wouldn't have that seat if it weren't for these programs. I guarantee every single judge would tell you immediately which groups they cherish the most due to either them teaching, choreographing, doing workshops with them, or simply going to that school! If it weren't for Linda Southard, Buffalo Grove wouldn't be where it is today. And now it is finally her time to sit back and relax, enjoy the show, and give a few pointers here and there. You can't assume just because someone may have ties with a group that it automatically means they have some everlasting bias or grudge. I have absolutely no doubt that when it comes to adjudicating, all judges handle it with the utmost professionalism.




juliofrommississippi on Mar 17, 2015, 7:49 PM (Edited by juliofrommississippi)
Post #82
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QUOTE (pjiverson @ Mar 15 2015, 10:03 PM) *

Have any show choir competitions used a scoring system where they drop the highest and lowest scores for each group? That is what happens in many gymnastics, diving, figure-skating competitions. Seems like it would help with some of those situations mentioned where a group gets really great scores from all but one judge who didn't particularly like them.



This year was different, but at Cedar Rapids Washington we usually have 5 judges in both of our venues, making 10 judges for finals, and then we drop the high and low scores. I believe we only had 8 judges in finals this year, as two of our middle school judges did not judge finals, but we still drop the high-low scores. We also average (not that that really changes anything). We have done this since AT LEAST 2001.

I find it's a great way to make sure one judge can't completely change results, but the very large judging panel usually makes results very clear anyway. I will always vouch for 10 judges and drop the high-low. I think it's the best way to make sure results are the most accurate.




abe.martinez on Mar 17, 2015, 4:44 AM (Edited by abe.martinez)
Post #81
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I doubt any of the judges would be hired if all they were gonna do is be bias. I know for a fact that all these judges have ties to the various show choirs that performed whether it be through clinicianing(not a word), being friends with their director(s)/choreographer(s), having them as campers, etc. The judge panel at this competition is wickedly talented and the best at what they do. They wouldn't ruin their musicality credit by being bias. I know these are all just comments but could you imagine being a Buffalo Grove kid and coming on here to read that people think the only reason they got third was because of a bias judge?

Everyone is entitled to their opinion and if you think Buffalo Grove or any of the groups that performed here received the placement they did based on a bias judge, so be it. At a competition like this I doubt the groups even cared where they placed. Everyone performing was phenomenal and had the audience going crazy. This post kind of turned into an unorganized rant but some of these comments are pooey.


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AwesomeOpossum on Mar 17, 2015, 4:41 AM (Edited by AwesomeOpossum)
Post #80
 


QUOTE (yankee96 @ Mar 14 2015, 11:05 PM) *

1st Waubonsie Valley
2nd Twinsburg
3rd Buffalo Grove
4th Keller Central



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susanp on Mar 17, 2015, 3:13 AM
Post #79
 


QUOTE (tscott @ Mar 16 2015, 06:07 PM) *

So 10 down votes should tell me that no, it was not announced that Southard was arranger of BG's show?



I was there, It was announced. It was also printed in the program, however...they listed her as "Linda Southard" as a judge and "Linda McEachran" as BG's arranger. It listed both names in her judge bio. If you didn't read that, or didn't know, you might think they were 2 different people.


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tscott on Mar 16, 2015, 7:49 PM (Edited by tscott)
Post #78
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QUOTE (linein @ Mar 16 2015, 05:35 PM) *


In fact, she tends to score them lower...



How is scoring lower any more fair than scoring them higher?


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tscott on Mar 16, 2015, 6:07 PM
Post #77
 
So 10 down votes should tell me that no, it was not announced that Southard was arranger of BG's show?



linein on Mar 16, 2015, 5:35 PM
Post #76
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QUOTE (tscott @ Mar 16 2015, 12:32 AM) *

Is it true that Linda Southard was announced as arranger of Buffalo Grove's show?? Bad enough to be the former director of a group you're judging, but arranger too?




If you knew anything about Linda you'd know that matters 0% when she judges. In fact, she tends to score them lower...




uiucboy04 on Mar 16, 2015, 12:51 AM (Edited by uiucboy04)
Post #75
 
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tscott on Mar 16, 2015, 12:32 AM
Post #74
 
Is it true that Linda Southard was announced as arranger of Buffalo Grove's show?? Bad enough to be the former director of a group you're judging, but arranger too?

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bmkmusic on Mar 15, 2015, 11:43 PM
Post #73
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Kevin is right, CR Washington has been doing that for years.

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Choreo on Mar 15, 2015, 10:08 PM
Post #72
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QUOTE (pjiverson @ Mar 15 2015, 10:03 PM) *

Have any show choir competitions used a scoring system where they drop the highest and lowest scores for each group? That is what happens in many gymnastics, diving, figure-skating competitions. Seems like it would help with some of those situations mentioned where a group gets really great scores from all but one judge who didn't particularly like them.



I believe Cedar Rapids Washington always does, but they also have like 8 judges at night for finals!


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pjiverson on Mar 15, 2015, 10:03 PM
Post #71
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Have any show choir competitions used a scoring system where they drop the highest and lowest scores for each group? That is what happens in many gymnastics, diving, figure-skating competitions. Seems like it would help with some of those situations mentioned where a group gets really great scores from all but one judge who didn't particularly like them.



uiucboy04 on Mar 15, 2015, 7:37 PM
Post #70
 
SC.com wouldn't let me edit my above post...

Just wanted to add that my post isn't to say the results were wrong. I was just commenting on the fact that some may think results should be different. And we ALL should think this because we all have different tastes and things that are important to us. One judge may love a big broadway vibrato sound and another may like straight tone jazz sound. One judge may really value diction while another is more focused on stylistic choices. I prefer clean very visual choreography, but others on here may like a little more free "organic" look to choreo. This is what makes show choir interesting and what keeps shows from all looking alike and I'm thankful for that.




uiucboy04 on Mar 15, 2015, 7:11 PM
Post #69
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QUOTE (AwesomeOpossum @ Mar 15 2015, 05:59 PM) *

Down vote me for saying this if you will, but perhaps Mitchell and Buffalo Grove placed higher than twinsburg, because they sang and danced better?



That's all a matter of opinion. That's what makes show choir fun, but also incredibly frustrating. Anytime you have subjective scoring, biases and imperfect scoring come into play. It's happened before that at competitions (don't know this competitions scoring) a group has gotten 3 first place scorings from judges, but have gotten 3rd place or lower because one judge placed a group so low that it skewed scores that much. It happens, it sucks, but thankfully it's just show choir and not heart surgery ;)

I will say that I think most people thought Twinsburg's show was very entertaining and probably the best show they've ever produced, so nice work to them!


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AwesomeOpossum on Mar 15, 2015, 5:59 PM
Post #68
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Down vote me for saying this if you will, but perhaps Mitchell and Buffalo Grove placed higher than twinsburg, because they sang and danced better?



Jorge on Mar 15, 2015, 3:15 PM (Edited by Jorge)
Post #67
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QUOTE (uiucboy04 @ Mar 15 2015, 03:13 PM) *


I totally agree. I was actually there though



Haha my apologies. I thought I read "livestream" ... CARRY ON! -thumbs up emoji- :-p



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