2RU- South Dearborn
3RU- St. Clairsville
4RU- Edgewood New Edition
5RU- Milton Union
Overall Captions- all divisions
Male Soloist- Edgewood
Female Soloist- Marysville
GC- Marysville Swingers Unlimited
1RU- Edgewood Music Warehouse
2RU- Beavercreek Friends
3RU- Hamilton Rhapsody in Blue
4RU- Piqua The Company
5RU- Marion Harding Singers
6RU- Lebanon Singers
Got to Loveland around 4. Here are some thoughts from the shows I saw at prelims, as we're here waiting for daytime awards.
Ross Rhythm and Motion- Loved the theme. Simple, classic style show. The color of the costumes really popped under the lights. The choral sound was powerful, and the choreography was very clean. Diction was clear and understandable, and dynamic phrasing was great and well-controlled. Nice show!
Beavercreek Friends- The show was sharp, clean, and dramatic. Very theatrical Clue theme.The lead ensemble had a lot of flair, especially Miss Scarlet. The choreography really picked up as far as difficulty as the show progressed. The closer was very high-energy. Every song felt like a novelty number. Accuracy, technicality, and visuals were very strong aspects of the show.
Marysville Swingers Unlimited- The Swingers Unlimited have a terrific, well paced show this year. The show design really flows. The tone quality/resonance was exceptional. The male sound was excellent in the guys' song. The girls had such a quick costume change, and the brightly colored costumes in the 2nd half really added to the fun of the show. The crescendos were gradual and beautiful, and the ballad was flawless. I felt that every single performer was genuine and energetic. Well done Swingers!
Edgewood Music Warehouse- I love the classic Indiana style of the show, with a modern spin, which is something Edgewood has always done a great job with. The energy was consistent throughout the whole show. The choral blend and balance was strong- great power ballad. The show is very entertaining and enjoyable to watch, and the band is flawless. They nailed the WOW factor. Definitely one of my favorite Music Warehouse shows I've seen in a few years.
Lebanon Singers- This show was a lot of fun to watch. The ladies' sound was gorgeous. The show has high energy throughout. Lebanon's program has really grown over the years into a tradition of excellence. Shane Coe's choreography is fresh and exciting. Great job Lebanon!
Ugh.... I remember video critiques. SO lame. And SOOOOO early-2000sy Live critiques are (usually) better. The only good thing about video critiques is you actually see where the critiquer is talking about, rather than the awkward "Hey you know that one spot where you guys do something like this, or maybe like this..... Anyway, that wasn't clean". It is nice to be able to watch your performance after you do it. It helps the kids see the strengths and weaknesses right away.