3rd Runner Up Single-Gender - Nothin But Treble
2nd Runner Up Single-Gender - Somerset Amplified
1st Runner Up Single-Gender - Andover Back To Bass-ICS
Best Vocals Single-Gender - Illusion
Best Choreography Single-Gender - Illusion
Grand Champion- Illusion
Grand Champion Middle School - Mirage
3rd Runner Up- Andover From Start To Finish
2nd Runner Up- Oliver Ames Panache
1st Runner Up- Shepherd Hill Fantasy
Grand Champion- Daniel Hand Vibe
Best Vocals- Daniel Hand Vibe
Best Choreography- Daniel Hand Vibe
Every other group not listed was in the mixed division.
Back To Bass-ICS- Silver
Nothin But Treble- Bronze
Music Unlimited- Silver
Mirage Middle School Div- Silver
From Start To Finish- Silver
Windsor Locks- Bronze
Best Male Soloist Middle School- Thomas Kim
Best Male Single-Gender Division- Dillon Millis
Best Female Soloist Single-Gender - Isabella D'Annunzio
Best Female Mixed- Nina Stathakis - Vibe
Best Male Mixed- Cooper Ewald - Vibe
Best Band Single-Gender - Amplify
Best Band Mixed - Oliver Ames Panache
Andover From Start To Finish - Quartet Award
Joseph Case - Band Incorporation
Andover From Start To Finish - Good color use
Charlton Mirage - "Good Feeling" award
Brady LePage - Acrobatics - Somerset Electrify
Overall Good Concept - Shepherd Hill Illusion
Best Male Sound - Oliver Ames Panache
Best Female Sound - Shepherd Hill Fantasy
Hello!! I noticed that this schedule is a bit off. Lunch is from 12-1, and electrify actually starts at 1, not 12:30. Everything then goes as planned at half hour intervals. The issue seems to correct itself on the schedule after Andover From Start To Finish, but Electrify should start at 1. Thank you
Yeah, I get what you're saying Jared. I think a key difference is finals - in the Midwest and Southern circuits single-gender groups generally compete on their own as well as different divisions for small mixed, large mixed, advanced, prep, etc. (the list goes on) which allows for a potentially more fair comparison of similar choir types during the daytime divisional round and ultimately the highest scoring groups move on to the finals round which often times includes the single-gender or smaller choirs and creates interesting results as you mentioned.
I put together a boatload of events and I see a lot of different types of schedules/competition formats. I'll never say I've seen it all, because sometimes things get a little weird.
I know open division comps on this scale are very odd to every other circuit in the country, and while the can sometimes be a pain, I find them interesting because groups that would typically never compete against each other (small mixed vs. large mixed, Single-Gender vs. mixed, middle school vs. high school) are given the opportunity to compete and the outcomes are sometimes surprising. Given the exceptionally diverse schedule this year, I think this is shaping up to be a really fun comp and a great way to kick off the season!
Thanks, Sam. I added the schedule as it appears. I'm guessing it's all one open division as Lowell's festival has been in previous years? I know that's the culture for some of the Northeast events, but it's just odd with advanced mixed, single-gender, and middle school groups all in the same division.