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 Show Choir Community > Events > 2015 > FAME Show Choir National Finals 2015


Event Info


April 25th, 2015

Venue Info

Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee Street
Waukegan, IL 60085

Phone: (847) 782-2366

Event Details

No. of Attending Choirs:

  18 Mixed Groups
  6 Womens Groups
  1 Mens Groups

Hosts:

  Ball State University "Singers"

Judges:

  Marty Lindvahl (Vocals)
  Debora Utley (Vocals)
  David Fehr (Vocals)
  Linda McEachran Southard (Visuals)
  Anne Chapman (Visuals)
  Greg Bussiere (Visuals)
  Kathrine Kouns (Showmanship)
  Dan Scoville (Instrumentals)

Ticket Prices:

General Admission
$40 Women's Division
$60 Mixed Division
$75 Women's & Mixed Divisions

Premium Ticket
$50 Women's Division
$70 Mixed Division
$105 Women's & Mixed Divisions

Event Website: Click Here

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FAME Show Choir National Finals 2015



 Mixed Division
 

Groups

 Blackout
 Elkhorn South High School
13th Place 

 High Voltage
 Cypress High School
17th Place 

 Amazing Technicolor Show Choir
 Westside High School
10th Place 
Best Male Performer (Xzavier Fort) 

 South High Street Singers
 Fort Atkinson High School
11th Place 
Best Crew 

 New Score Singers
 Smith-Cotton High School
18th Place 

 Company
 South Jones Jr/Sr High School
15th Place 

 Sound FX
 Los Alamitos High School
First Place 
Best Vocals 
Best Choreography 
Best Show Design 
Best Costumes 
Best Repertoire 
Best Male Sound 
Best Female Sound 
Most Original Selection ("Smoke And Mirrors") 

 Knight Moves
 Norwell High School
12th Place 

 First Edition
 Lafayette Jefferson High School
16th Place 

 Rhythm of the Knight
 Uniondale High School
14th Place 
FAME Award 

 By Request
 Loveland High School
Second Place 
Best Male Soloist (Drew Lowry) 

 The Ambassadors
 Prairie High School
Third Place 
Best Band 
Best Rhythm Section 

 Swingers Unlimited
 Marysville High School
4th Place 
Best Female Performer (Sammy Williams) 

 Center Stage
 Oak Grove High School
5th Place 

 Trojanaires
 Jenks High School
6th Place 
Best Female Soloist (Majesty Pearson) 

 Evolution
 American Leadership Academy
7th Place 

 Minstrel Magic
 Carroll High School
8th Place 

 Masquerade
 Brea Olinda High School
9th Place 


 Single-Gender Division
 

Groups

 Soundtrax
 Los Alamitos High School
First Place 
Best Vocals 
Best Choreography 
Best Show Design 
Best Diction 

 Select Sound
 Carroll High School
Second Place 
Best Band 
Best Soloist 

 Spellbound
 Brea Olinda High School
Third Place 
Best Costumes 
Best Stage Presence 

 Knight Stars
 Norwell High School
4th Place 
Best Crew 

 Expressions
 Lafayette Jefferson High School
5th Place 

 Synergy
 Tupelo High School
6th Place 
FAME Award 

 Thundercats
 Brea Olinda High School
7th Place 


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jdcritt on May 4, 2015, 12:24 AM
Post #201
+4


QUOTE (drumcorpsnut42 @ May 01 2015, 02:06 AM) *


I knew I COULD NEVER GET all 25 picks correct. You show me ANYONE who could. And with the exception of Omaha Westside and the two Mixed Groups from Mississippi I WAS RELATIVELY CLOSE on all of my picks. Off by 3 on any picks in a competition of this caliber isn't anything to hang your head about. But mostly, unless you can show me anyone who had better than 36% correct out of 25 picks, that still puts me at the head of your class or anyone's class. Not to mention that I did not have 13th thru 18th places in order, but they were still close.

As for my Ranking System, many of my picks were not made according to my own system, but my Rankings will be made in accordance with these results along with the results from Show Choir Nationals and a number of the Super-Premier competitions. In fact, I did a better job of picking this show than I did Show Choir Nationals and the Judges for these two Championships were mostly the best.

And as for the thumbs down, you know that they aren't going to do anything to change my way of thinking. It's just that much more encouragement as I proceed with my 2015 Rankings.


I might like actually read through that if the color of the text wasn't hurting my eyes, but from the dislikes you've already accumulated, perhaps it's best that I move on and not worry about it anyways... We will see how many grains of salt I choose to take the rankings with whenever you come out with them.


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drumcorpsnut42 on May 1, 2015, 2:06 AM (Edited by drumcorpsnut42)
Post #200
 


QUOTE (Alex. @ Apr 30 2015, 02:06 AM) *

Actually, no. You weren't. Allow me to break it down for you:

Here are your predictions as previously posted:

Single Gender:

GC: Los Al
1RU: Norwell
2RU: Brea Olinda (Spellbound)
3RU: Carroll
4RU: Tupelo
5RU: Brea Olinda (Thundercats)
6RU: Lafayette Jeff

Mixed:

GC: Los Al
1RU: Loveland
2RU: ATSC
3RU: Marysville
4RU: Prairie
5RU: Brea Olinda

6RU: ALA
7RU: Jenks
8RU: Oak Grove
9RU: Carroll
10RU: South Jones
11RU: Uniondale

12RU: Elkhorn South
13RU: Norwell
14RU: Lafayette Jeff
15RU: Fort Atkinson

16RU: Cypress
17RU: Smith-Cotton

I went ahead and bolded all of the placings that you got incorrect. That is 16 of the total 25 placings. Your little ranking system was wrong 64% of the time. A 36% is a failing grade in any classroom, Jerry. I would hardly call your picks "relatively close."



I knew I COULD NEVER GET all 25 picks correct. You show me ANYONE who could. And with the exception of Omaha Westside and the two Mixed Groups from Mississippi I WAS RELATIVELY CLOSE on all of my picks. Off by 3 on any picks in a competition of this caliber isn't anything to hang your head about. But mostly, unless you can show me anyone who had better than 36% correct out of 25 picks, that still puts me at the head of your class or anyone's class. Not to mention that I did not have 13th thru 18th places in order, but they were still close.

As for my Ranking System, many of my picks were not made according to my own system, but my Rankings will be made in accordance with these results along with the results from Show Choir Nationals and a number of the Super-Premier competitions. In fact, I did a better job of picking this show than I did Show Choir Nationals and the Judges for these two Championships were mostly the best.

And as for the thumbs down, you know that they aren't going to do anything to change my way of thinking. It's just that much more encouragement as I proceed with my 2015 Rankings.




Jeff. on Apr 30, 2015, 2:32 AM
Post #199
+2


QUOTE (Chad @ Apr 30 2015, 02:31 AM) *

That is one rocking stat. Love it. Good catch, Jeff!


I spoke too soon. California has also had a Top 5 choir each year. I missed Brea Olinda in my quick review. Much respect to California, but my Ohio show choir message still stands.




Chad on Apr 30, 2015, 2:31 AM
Post #198
+1


QUOTE (Jeff. @ Apr 30 2015, 02:25 AM) *

I want to give an Ohio show choir shoutout for being the only state to have a choir place in the Top 5 at each and every FAME National Finals- 2011 Fairfield; 2012 Findlay; 2013 Fairfield; 2014 Twinsburg, Findlay; 2015 Loveland, Marysville!


That is one rocking stat. Love it. Good catch, Jeff!




Jeff. on Apr 30, 2015, 2:25 AM
Post #197
+7
I want to give an Ohio show choir shoutout for being the only state to have a choir place in the Top 5 at each and every FAME National Finals- 2011 Fairfield; 2012 Findlay; 2013 Fairfield; 2014 Twinsburg, Findlay; 2015 Loveland, Marysville! Also for joining Illinois as the second state to have two choirs place in the Top 5 on two different occasions (in back-to-back years both times)! Lastly, a shoutout to Loveland for earning the highest placement for any Ohio choir at the National Finals.

While Ohio sometimes gets overlooked compared to fellow Midwestern states like Indiana, Illinois, and Iowa as show choir tends to be more popular and widespread in those states, I'm really excited about the Ohio show choir community of directors, students, alumni, fans, etc. and can't wait for the future of Buckeye show choir.




Alex. on Apr 30, 2015, 2:06 AM
Post #196
 


QUOTE (drumcorpsnut42 @ Apr 27 2015, 03:28 AM) *


I agree. But the only ONE that it REALLY hurt was Omaha Westside "ATSC". With the exception of them, I was relatively close on all 25 of my picks!


Actually, no. You weren't. Allow me to break it down for you:

Here are your predictions as previously posted:

Single Gender:

GC: Los Al
1RU: Norwell
2RU: Brea Olinda (Spellbound)
3RU: Carroll
4RU: Tupelo
5RU: Brea Olinda (Thundercats)
6RU: Lafayette Jeff

Mixed:

GC: Los Al
1RU: Loveland
2RU: ATSC
3RU: Marysville
4RU: Prairie
5RU: Brea Olinda

6RU: ALA
7RU: Jenks
8RU: Oak Grove
9RU: Carroll
10RU: South Jones
11RU: Uniondale

12RU: Elkhorn South
13RU: Norwell
14RU: Lafayette Jeff
15RU: Fort Atkinson

16RU: Cypress
17RU: Smith-Cotton

I went ahead and bolded all of the placings that you got incorrect. That is 16 of the total 25 placings. Your little ranking system was wrong 64% of the time. A 36% is a failing grade in any classroom, Jerry. I would hardly call your picks "relatively close."


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jdcritt on Apr 29, 2015, 11:22 PM
Post #195
 


QUOTE (Odrin @ Apr 29 2015, 07:15 PM) *


I totally agree. Marching band/drum corps/cheerleading/a cappella competitions typically make all of their scores available to the public—not sure why show choir is any different.


Well, I mean, show choir is better than all of those, so...




Odrin on Apr 29, 2015, 7:15 PM
Post #194
+4


QUOTE (juliofrommississippi @ Apr 29 2015, 06:20 PM) *

I think competition scores should be readily available to everyone. Transparency in show choir scoring!!!!!




I totally agree. Marching band/drum corps/cheerleading/a cappella competitions typically make all of their scores available to the public—not sure why show choir is any different.




juliofrommississippi on Apr 29, 2015, 6:20 PM
Post #193
+8
I think it's funny that two people have posted scores and they are now edited. I think competition scores should be readily available to everyone. Transparency in show choir scoring!!!!!

Placings 5-8 were vastly different than the scores. Now I want to see all the placings!!!!!

*cue 5 pms


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jryoder1192 on Apr 28, 2015, 2:03 PM
Post #192
+6
As a member of the Ball State University Singers and a future music educator myself, it was an honor to host all of these fine groups. Not only were they all incredibly talented, but they were just awesome kids. They were all so well behaved and respectful but you could tell they were having a great time. Congratulations to all of the groups on outstanding performances!

For more information about the Ball State University Singers, check out our website: http://www.ballstateuniversitysingers.org


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Tyler_Budde on Apr 27, 2015, 11:21 PM
Post #191
 


QUOTE (rasharahman @ Apr 27 2015, 03:05 AM) *


Everyone in SoundFX thought your show was amazing!!!!


OMG!!!! Sound FX liked our show. Totally fan girling hard core!!!!




watchaa on Apr 27, 2015, 6:17 PM (Edited by watchaa)
Post #190
+3




juliofrommississippi on Apr 27, 2015, 5:06 PM
Post #189
+4
Dang I wanted to see the scores!!!!

As to whether a soloist covering the choir can affect placements. Yes, they can. CR Washington got a couple comments on that this year and last. But overall, the amazing soloist usually helps the performance rather than hurting it.


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dselden6779 on Apr 27, 2015, 4:42 PM
Post #188
+1


QUOTE (rasharahman @ Apr 27 2015, 12:13 AM) *


Yes it completely is!
We were having a rehearsal one day, and then Mr. Moellenkamp asked us to go outside and take a water break. The break lasted longer then usual and he didn't let anyone in.
20 minutes pass, then he asks everyone to walk in silently.
The room is enclosed, the lights are off, and there are 17 candles in a circle lit.
On our projector screen, we see a freeze frame of some movie trailer, and Mr. Moellenkamp describes to us what he envision our set to be.
He then plays the trailer, and everyone loses their minds.

So yes, Los Al's show is very much inspired by "The Prestige".


I knew it! That just made my day a second time. The first time was from watching your show haha.




PrestonTWright on Apr 27, 2015, 1:25 PM (Edited by PrestonTWright)
Post #187
 
Edit: I posted the scores, but have deleted them. My director requested that I take them down. I apologize for any issues this may have caused.



PrestonTWright on Apr 27, 2015, 1:08 PM
Post #186
 


QUOTE (drumcorpsnut42 @ Apr 27 2015, 02:26 AM) *

Any chance that Some-one might be able to get the complete Point Placements like we were able to get in 2013??



I just reviewed the composite. The overall score for each group didn't matter I guess. They went by rankings and then came up with the overall rank for each group. Some of the results would be different if they went by points. Therefore, the overall points are irrelevant at this competition.


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drumcorpsnut42 on Apr 27, 2015, 3:28 AM
Post #185
 


QUOTE (JWill @ Apr 26 2015, 05:32 AM) *

Performance order made a big difference. I had ATSC and ALA in the top six.



I agree. But the only ONE that it REALLY hurt was Omaha Westside "ATSC". With the exception of them, I was relatively close on all 25 of my picks!




alexgib05 on Apr 27, 2015, 3:20 AM
Post #184
+4


QUOTE (rasharahman @ Apr 27 2015, 03:05 AM) *


Everyone in SoundFX thought your show was amazing!!!!


Thank you so much!! You guys were amazing as well, a definite deserved win! I guess magical things happened for both of us yesterday


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goinggray on Apr 27, 2015, 3:18 AM
Post #183
+1
Fantastic event, and a huge tip of the cap to the people that I have the blessing of working with from Carroll and ALA.....NO WAY I could've been prouder of you guys than I was yesterday!! SOOOOO many amazing show and talent, and it a glorious way to cap off the season. Thank you to the amazing folks at FAME, a great judging panel, and to the well over 1,000 students that participated in a stellar event and day!

Finally, to anybody who is interested, I've started a new Facebook page entitled Show Choir Kindness, and I'd invite anybody to like it and JOIN (yes, you'll get approved!) It's a page dedicated to ideas, testimonials, videos, reactions, empowerments, photos, etc on the subject of students going into their communities and doing volunteer work. Far too often great kids (like show choir folks) get a bad rap because of misconceptions adults have about their generation. This page will be support and resource to help combat that poisonous assumption.

God bless, Damon Brown


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rasharahman on Apr 27, 2015, 3:05 AM
Post #182
+6


QUOTE (alexgib05 @ Apr 27 2015, 01:49 AM) *

Alex pretty much said it all but I'll say it again myself. I was completely blown away at all the talent that I saw yesterday. From the first group of the day that I watched to the last, everyone was fantastic in one way or another and everyone definitely deserved to be there. The venue was amazing as well as the emcee and food (that cheese truck was bomb). Everything ran pretty smoothly in my opinion and the FAME staff and the hosts from Ball State were so nice and helpful. Our flight to Neverland last night was our best one yet and like our director always says, "We are not defined by the trophy we receive but the quality of show we produce." Yesterday was a day that I will surely remember for a long time and it was a great way to cap off our season and, sadly, my show choir career.

Congratulations to Los Alamitos and everyone else in attendance!!



Everyone in SoundFX thought your show was amazing!!!!



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