Great start to the season by Onalaska, both groups. Hilltoppers for their sweep and Express for their first appearance on the rankings. Great start for several other groups as well. Can't wait to see how the averages shape up after the first few competitions.
By the way, does anyone have the info for prep groups? I would like to start ranking Prep as well as Open class.
Janaury 9th is an early date for some groups. I know for a fact if a few groups I have worked with competed on this date, they might not make finals at all. A lot happens in these 2-3 weeks... they are crucial for some show choir's growth. Maybe Mayville wasn't quite firing on all cylinders yet. It happens to many groups early on.
Finalists: Onalaska Prep, De Pere, North Saint Paul, Chi-High, Onalaska, Eau Claire Memorial, Mayville, Monona Grove
This comp does Caption Awards during the day and this is what they were:
Best Vocals: Onalaska Hilltoppers
Best Choreography: Onalaska Hilltoppers
Best Band: Onalaska Hilltoppers
Best Dressed: Onalaska Hilltoppers
Best Crew: Monona Grove
Sprit Award: Northern Fire
To give this competition a little context, here are how these groups ranked among Wisconsin show choirs in 2015. Obviously there is tons that could have changed among the group and each competition is different, these are not a prediction. Just an interesting way to look at the groups here.
1. Onalaska - Hilltoppers 121.43
4. Mayville - Cardinal Singers 85
8. Monona Grove - Silver Connection 60
12. Memorial - Old Abe 42.4
15. Chippewa Falls - Chi-Hi Harmonics 32
17. Altoona - Locomotion 12
19. Parkview - Pizazz 10
Unranked. De Pere - Jam Session 0
List of the schools attending so far:
Green Bay Southwest
Green Bay East
Eau Claire Memorial (2)
North St. Paul
South St. Paul