QUOTE(PLS-Titanium @ May 12 2008, 04:22 PM) [snapback]435663[/snapback]
i know it's difficult to make judgements off of youtube videos, but i think you guys look like a pretty solid group!
i'm a 08 grad of mainstreet, and was SO proud of that show. just curious?! if anyone watches our closer, do you think that it's a good closer or that our opener and closer should've been switched?!
I guess the reason I ask is because I would like to get a better feel of NM style...
OK- I'm not from NM so my opinion is colored by this. I'm not really sure NM has it's own style yet. I watch the folks in the midwest, south and LA and they all have a distinct style. We seem to be a melting pot of the midwest and the south.
I think it might be because we are so insular. We don't have all the competitions that the other regions have. I'm told that many of the schools don't want other competitions because they don't want to reveal their show. How silly! Competition just makes you better. But...there has been a lot of choirs who have gone to school shows, video taped and stolen shows prior to Showfest so I see where their paranoia comes from. They've shown up in the same costumes, using the same extras... So, as a result we haven't developed a NM Style.
Another thing is that every choir (except maybe Main Street) really varies from year to year. It just seems like NM is floundering trying to define ourselves- kind of like teenagers. Jumping from one style to another without stopping to see if one sticks. I guess that's why we should give our directors credit. Our style has consistantly been rock- at least that is how we've been defined. Some say the "rock" style we have hurts us- but at least we have a style. I'm not sure about this- since we got best vocals this year. Maybe the vision is working.
When I'm able to post the vids I'd love to get some opinions. It's hard when your so insular to gauge how it's going to work on the broader stage.
Sandia Women 9 am
Manzano Women 9:40
Eldorado Women 10:20
La Cueva Women 5th Ave 11 am
Mixed Choir Preliminaries
St. Puis X 1:10
Las Cruces High 1:50
Sandia H.S. Continentals 2:30
Manzano H.S. Morning Song 3:10
Eldorado H.S. Goldrush 3:50
La Cueva H.S. Main Stree 4:30
Sound Revolution, Meza AZ 5:10
Chorus A 7:30
Chorus B 8:00
Chorus C 8:30
Chorus D 9:00
Awards Ceremony 9:40
See how your Californians are!?! Someday! By the end of the day I might wish I was at your invitational too " border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />
Hey- can you get a better vid of your show up on youtube? I really want to see the true picture of your show.
Hey Mainmom, my brother lives in Socorro, retired from the School of Mines, but my point is, I've certainly heard of you! I know a lot about New Mexico and I love it! My daughter, who is SoCal Show Choir, was formerly on a competitive dance team which competed against your awesome NM dance teams annually at Tremaine Las Vegas. Good luck at your show choir competition: Don't worry, it will grow and get bigger and better every year.