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 Show Choir Community > Events > 2015 > Benton Touch of Class 2015


Event Info


February 14th, 2015

Venue Info

Benton Community High School
600 First Street
Van Horne, IA 52346

Phone: (319) 228-8701

Event Details

No. of Attending Choirs:

  19 Mixed Groups

Hosts:

  Benton Community "Celebration Co."
  Benton Community "Jubilation, Inc."
  Benton Community "Illusions"

Judges:

  Heath Gemar
  Pete Eklund
  Cameron Sullenberger
  Greg Grove
  Gates Crisler (Critique)
  Ben Eklund (Critique)
  Scott Weber (Instrumental)
  Hunter Boe (Outstanding Performer)

Ticket Prices:

$10 Full Day

Event Website: Click Here

Map



Benton Touch of Class 2015



 Finals
 

Groups

 Happiness, Inc.
 Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School
Grand Champion 
Best Band 
Best Female Soloist 
Most Creative Song 

 The Ambassadors
 Prairie High School
First Runner Up 
Best Choreography 

 Good Time Company
 Iowa City West High School
Second Runner Up 
Best Vocals 
Most Creative Show 

 Xhilaration
 Xavier High School
3rd Runner Up 
Best Male Soloist (Matthew Hovda) 

 AcaPella
 Pella High School
4th Runner Up 
Best Crew 

 New Creation
 Marion High School
5th Runner Up 


 Mixed Division - Tier I (Prelims)
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 Mixed Division - Tier II
 

Groups

 AcaPella
 Pella High School
First Place 

 New Creation
 Marion High School
Second Place 

 Sound Attraction
 Williamsburg Jr/Sr High School
Third Place 

 Sadie Street Singers

 Anamosa High School
No Placement 

 Union Station

 Union High School
No Placement 


 Prep Division
 

Groups

 Xuberance
 Xavier High School
First Place 
Best Vocals 
Best Male Soloist 

 Protégé
 Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School
Second Place 
Best Choreography 

 Showtime
 Iowa City West High School
Third Place 

 Focal Point
 Prairie High School
4th Place 
Best Band 

 Revelation
 Marion High School
5th Place 

 Flip Side
 Indianola High School
6th Place 
Best Female Soloist 

 SideWayz
 Indianola High School
7th Place 

 Center Stage
 Davenport North High School
8th Place 


  Members Who Attended This Event displaying 7 of 24 members (view all)  


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baseballgod16 on Feb 23, 2015, 5:02 PM
Post #81
 
I'd just like to say how proud I am of Xuberance for winning prep, considering they could technically compete as a 9th grade group!



alexgib05 on Feb 20, 2015, 3:16 AM
Post #80
 


QUOTE (UOSCF @ Feb 20 2015, 02:13 AM) *

I would still be interested in seeing scores and/or rankings. Especially, because it always intrigues me when the Grand Champion does not receive Best Vocals or Best Choreography.


In finals, Prairie received rankings of 1 2 2 3 4

I'm assuming that means that Kennedy received 3 first place votes since we received one and according to Jack, West received one

I'd be more interested in scores though if anybody has them cause I think those would better show how close the groups were as well as how the captions panned out the way they did




UOSCF on Feb 20, 2015, 2:13 AM
Post #79
 
I would still be interested in seeing scores and/or rankings. Especially, because it always intrigues me when the Grand Champion does not receive Best Vocals or Best Choreography.

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baseballgod16 on Feb 17, 2015, 1:33 AM
Post #78
 
So because no one has posted more scores I'll share what I know in addition to what I said earlier. I know that Prairie and Xavier were tied in day rounds and Prairie got the nod on a tiebreaker.



UOSCF on Feb 16, 2015, 7:54 AM
Post #77
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QUOTE (DutchMC @ Feb 15 2015, 08:33 PM) *

Great day of show choir yesterday at Benton. Mr. Hayden, Ms. Schmuecker (likely misspelled...sorry!) and all the volunteers do a great job. AcaPella enjoyed sharing the stage with all of the great groups at TOC. The variety of different styles of show, and creativity exhibited, was staggering. Truly something for everyone. LD Kidd did a great job as emcee, too!

Side note: after finals, we ordered pizzas for our group from The Crooked Antler in Van Horne....absolutely wonderful pizza, made incredibly fast! Props to the Benton dad's that recommended it to us!

Show choir in Iowa is alive and well!



I, too, love the Crooked Antler.


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DutchMC on Feb 15, 2015, 8:33 PM
Post #76
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Great day of show choir yesterday at Benton. Mr. Hayden, Ms. Schmuecker (likely misspelled...sorry!) and all the volunteers do a great job. AcaPella enjoyed sharing the stage with all of the great groups at TOC. The variety of different styles of show, and creativity exhibited, was staggering. Truly something for everyone. LD Kidd did a great job as emcee, too!

Side note: after finals, we ordered pizzas for our group from The Crooked Antler in Van Horne....absolutely wonderful pizza, made incredibly fast! Props to the Benton dad's that recommended it to us!

Show choir in Iowa is alive and well!




alexgib05 on Feb 15, 2015, 7:50 PM
Post #75
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Sorry, forgot to post other prep captions too!

Best Band: Prairie
Best Choreography: Kennedy
Best Female Soloist: Indianola "Flip Side"

All the captions




Bae on Feb 15, 2015, 7:40 PM
Post #74
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QUOTE (baseballgod16 @ Feb 15 2015, 06:40 PM) *

Okay first off, chill. I have nothing against Prairie. As for the time penalty, that's just what I was told by multiple people from multiple schools. And I was told by our wonderful hosts from Benton community that the reason we were running behind was due to Prairie's set up and take down. Negative posts? Yeah uh okay, I don't really think that's true.





QUOTE (baseballgod16 @ Feb 15 2015, 06:46 PM) *

In fact, looking back at all of my posts this year, the only other time I have mentioned Prairie was when I praised Focal Point becuase I think they have an awesome show this year. Furthermore, my friends hung out with a prairie girl yesterday and I got along with her just fine, so I'm really confused as to where you think I'm biased against Prairie



FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!




tantan27 on Feb 15, 2015, 7:16 PM
Post #73
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QUOTE (baseballgod16 @ Feb 15 2015, 07:15 PM) *

I mean yeah, plus based on past results I know Focal point has beaten Xavier twice, and I can't re-emphasize enough how much I liked their show when I saw it at Prairie. But congrats to Xub and Mrs. Hussey!



Yes! Most improved group I have seen this year! Way to go xub!


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baseballgod16 on Feb 15, 2015, 7:15 PM
Post #72
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QUOTE (tantan27 @ Feb 15 2015, 07:12 PM) *


That's correct and from what I saw on the score sheet they were EXTREMLY CLOSE. I was veeeeery impressed with focal point and thought they were going to win the category to be 100% honest


I mean yeah, plus based on past results I know Focal point has beaten Xavier twice, and I can't re-emphasize enough how much I liked their show when I saw it at Prairie. But congrats to Xub and Mrs. Hussey!




tantan27 on Feb 15, 2015, 7:12 PM (Edited by tantan27)
Post #71
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QUOTE (baseballgod16 @ Feb 15 2015, 07:05 PM) *

I think for prep Marion got fifth and Indianola got 6th and 7th. And yes please I'd be interested to see any sort of points, prep or varsity! I'd imagine the top four for prep was super insanely close.



That's correct and from what I was told from multiple people they were EXTREMLY CLOSE. I was veeeeery impressed with focal point and thought they were goiung to win the category to be 100% honest


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baseballgod16 on Feb 15, 2015, 7:05 PM (Edited by baseballgod16)
Post #70
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QUOTE (alexgib05 @ Feb 15 2015, 07:02 PM) *

Correction, Focal Point actually placed fourth in the prep division behind Showtime, Protege, and Xuberance but here are the full prep placements, however my memory is not that strong so correct me if I'm wrong

Prep Placements:
1st - Xavier
2nd - Kennedy
3rd - IC West
4th - Prairie
5th - Indianola "Flip Side"
6th - Marion
7th - Indianola "Sidewayz"
8th - Davenport North


Other Open Division Captions:
Best Female Soloist: CR Kennedy
Best Costumes: Davenport North
Most Creative Song: CR Kennedy
Most Creative Show: IC West
Best Crew: Pella


Also, if somebody has full point totals or rankings or anything that would be much appreciated if you were to post them!


I think for prep Marion got fifth and Indianola got 6th and 7th. And yes please I'd be interested to see any sort of points, prep or varsity! I'd imagine the top four for prep was super insanely close.




alexgib05 on Feb 15, 2015, 7:02 PM (Edited by alexgib05)
Post #69
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Correction, Focal Point actually placed fourth in the prep division behind Showtime, Protege, and Xuberance but here are the full prep placements, however my memory is not that strong so correct me if I'm wrong

Prep Placements:
1st - Xavier
2nd - Kennedy
3rd - IC West
4th - Prairie
5th - Marion
6th - Indianola "Flip Side"
7th - Indianola "Sidewayz"
8th - Davenport North
(edited from below information)


Other Open Division Captions:
Best Female Soloist: CR Kennedy
Best Costumes: Davenport North
Most Creative Song: CR Kennedy
Most Creative Show: IC West
Best Crew: Pella


Also, if somebody has full point totals or rankings or anything that would be much appreciated if you were to post them!


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baseballgod16 on Feb 15, 2015, 6:46 PM
Post #68
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QUOTE (KylerEstenson @ Feb 15 2015, 05:30 PM) *


Meaning this in the nicest way possible but why do you constantly, post after post, have something negative to say about the Prairie show choirs? If there is a justifiable reason to that many of us would like to know because it seems like every event that both Xavier and Prairie attend there is a negative post concerning something Prairie did wrong or something you didn't like.


In fact, looking back at all of my posts this year, the only other time I have mentioned Prairie was when I praised Focal Point becuase I think they have an awesome show this year. Furthermore, my friends hung out with a prairie girl yesterday and I got along with her just fine, so I'm really confused as to where you think I'm biased against Prairie


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baseballgod16 on Feb 15, 2015, 6:40 PM
Post #67
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QUOTE (KylerEstenson @ Feb 15 2015, 05:30 PM) *


As was every other school that went for the day rounds. As Allison said The Ambassadors were at their scheduled warm up on time and proceeded to wait just to get on the stage until 4:45. The Ambassadors taking ten extra minutes to set up for their first performance, (Second performance was set up during a break) in no way could have forced such a large time gap to where awards were and hour and a half behind. Putting the blame solely on Prairie is rude. No time limit was given and before posting that you might want to check the facts on what you're saying

Meaning this in the nicest way possible but why do you constantly, post after post, have something negative to say about the Prairie show choirs? If there is a justifiable reason to that many of us would like to know because it seems like every event that both Xavier and Prairie attend there is a negative post concerning something Prairie did wrong or something you didn't like. This is my first year on the site and as I know you do too, I spend a lot of time on it. Looking over each forum I see nothing but respectful posts and predictions until I see the negative posts you choose to post. It seems that there is a common courtesy on what to post that everyone has learned besides you. This site shouldn't be a place where people come to complain about other show choirs it is about getting results and sharing opinions on almost every topic. It would be much appreciated if the negative comments and crazy statements about time penalties could stop because even if you have negative comments to make, please keep them off of a site that is used to share information and build show choir relationships.


Okay first off, chill. I have nothing against Prairie. As for the time penalty, that's just what I was told by multiple people from multiple schools. And I was told by our wonderful hosts from Benton community that the reason we were running behind was due to Prairie's set up and take down. Negative posts? Yeah uh okay, I don't really think that's true.




tantan27 on Feb 15, 2015, 6:10 PM
Post #66
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QUOTE (baseballgod16 @ Feb 15 2015, 03:29 PM) *


Well I know that we were in our warm up at the correct time and everything was on time, and then Benton people came in and told us that Prairie was still setting up and performing, and that we would have to wait another 45 minutes.



Like I said before, day rounds the judges pushed things back because the prep groups ran a little late so they needed time to eat which pushed back day rounds by I wanna say 10-15 mins. Then yes prairie did add to that but not by much as people are making it out to be. Prairie was efficient with their set up and worked as fast as they could from what I saw. This isn't a timed competition so why does it even matter? Control the contrables




KylerEstenson on Feb 15, 2015, 5:30 PM
Post #65
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QUOTE (baseballgod16 @ Feb 15 2015, 03:29 PM) *


Well I know that we were in our warm up at the correct time and everything was on time, and then Benton people came in and told us that Prairie was still setting up and performing, and that we would have to wait another 45 minutes.



As was every other school that went for the day rounds. As Allison said The Ambassadors were at their scheduled warm up on time and proceeded to wait just to get on the stage until 4:45. The Ambassadors taking ten extra minutes to set up for their first performance, (Second performance was set up during a break) in no way could have forced such a large time gap to where awards were and hour and a half behind. Putting the blame solely on Prairie is rude. No time limit was given and before posting that you might want to check the facts on what you're saying

Meaning this in the nicest way possible but why do you constantly, post after post, have something negative to say about the Prairie show choirs? If there is a justifiable reason to that many of us would like to know because it seems like every event that both Xavier and Prairie attend there is a negative post concerning something Prairie did wrong or something you didn't like. This is my first year on the site and as I know you do too, I spend a lot of time on it. Looking over each forum I see nothing but respectful posts and predictions until I see the negative posts you choose to post. It seems that there is a common courtesy on what to post that everyone has learned besides you. This site shouldn't be a place where people come to complain about other show choirs it is about getting results and sharing opinions on almost every topic. It would be much appreciated if the negative comments and crazy statements about time penalties could stop because even if you have negative comments to make, please keep them off of a site that is used to share information and build show choir relationships.


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baseballgod16 on Feb 15, 2015, 3:29 PM (Edited by baseballgod16)
Post #64
 


QUOTE (AMosbeck @ Feb 15 2015, 07:49 AM) *



It's a little silly to imply that the tardiness of the event was solely the responsibility of Prairie, considering we were backstage ready to set up at 4:20(our scheduled time), but waited nearly 15 minutes for the previous group to finish their show. .



Well I know that we were in our warm up at the correct time and everything was on time, and then Benton people came in and told us that Prairie was still setting up and performing, and that we would have to wait another 45 minutes.




AMosbeck on Feb 15, 2015, 7:49 AM
Post #63
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QUOTE (baseballgod16 @ Feb 15 2015, 01:27 AM) *

Due to Prairie we are currently running way behind




QUOTE (baseballgod16 @ Feb 15 2015, 07:27 AM) *


Notes for varsity, I heard that Prairie revived a time penalty in day rounds.



It's a little silly to imply that the tardiness of the event was solely the responsibility of Prairie, considering we were backstage ready to set up at 4:20(our scheduled time), but waited nearly 15 minutes for the previous group to finish their show.

Additionally, this is not a timed event, so there are no time penalties given.


Regardless, I was extremely impressed by the event today. All of the volunteers and hosts were fantastic, and the decor of the event was lovely. The lighting rigs and sound system in the gym were phenomenal. Every group I saw today was killer, and a big congratulations to every group for performing in a venue that isn't very "friendly" to show choirs. I'm glad that Prairie returned to this event this year, and I hope that this is one we continue to go to in the years ahead.


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ExpressYoSelf on Feb 15, 2015, 7:40 AM
Post #62
 
There are no time penalties at TOC according to their website

Does anyone have the finals placements? This looked like a very tight finals round



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