I just saw a video of Hastings, and from what I can see, they were AMAZING! A job well done and their win was very well deserved. All the other choirs were very good as well, and I think over all this was a very great competition!
Hastings without a doubt deserved grand champions. Their ballad was absolutely stunning and received a standing ovation from a few of the other competing show choirs. This competition is one of the best ones I've witnessed in a LONG time.
All the show choirs in finals were fantastic. I'm a little surprised the Judges put GCS as high as they did. I personally thought Naperville, Fort, and Kennedy were stronger overall. But nonetheless great job to all.
Thank you to Onalaska for a great invitational! Everyone was so nice and polite. From the beginning with our lovely hosts to the end with a hilltopper wishing us a safe bus drive home. It's was a great day and congrats to all performing groups!
This is another competition that really makes me frustrated because there are SOO many good groups that should be making finals... I feel like people just assume that groups who don't make finals are automatically not good but its blood-bath competitions like this one that makes it so hard to make it into finals if you aren't a group that consistently places GC-2RU at any given competition. I would love to go this comp but I will be at Waukee because it's close! Good luck to all groups competing and just know that if you don't make finals-- you still have an outstanding show to be very proud of.