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 Show Choir Community > Events > 2016 > Millard West Singsation 2016


Event Info


January 23rd, 2016

Venue Info

Millard West High School
5710 S. 176th Avenue
Omaha, NE 68135

Phone: (402) 715-6000

Event Details

No. of Attending Choirs:

  20 Mixed Groups
  4 Womens Groups

Hosts:

  Millard West "West in the Groove"
  Millard West "Uptown Girls"
  Millard West "Swing Cats"

Judges:

  Jonathan Dyrland
  Allen Chapman
  Bob Anderson
  Keith Curington
  Anne Chapman

Ticket Prices: Unknown

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Millard West Singsation 2016









Awards
Photos
TBA
Live Stream
Event Site


 Finals
 

Groups in order of placement

 Studio
 Urbandale High School
Grand Champion 
Best Vocals 
Best Band 

 Blackout
 Elkhorn South High School
First Runner Up 
Best Choreography 

 Power Company
 Waconia High School
Second Runner Up 

 Infinity
 Millard North High School
3rd Runner Up 
Best Female Soloist (Sierra Lancaster) 

 Free Spirit
 Papillion-La Vista High School
4th Runner Up 

 Ultimate Image
 Grand Island Senior High
5th Runner Up 


 Mixed Division (Prelims)
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 Womens Division
 

Groups

 Illumination
 Millard North High School
First Place 

 Shockwave
 Elkhorn South High School
Second Place 

 Stage One
 Millard South High School
Third Place 

 Heart and Soul
 Papillion-La Vista High School
4th Place 


 Prep Division
 

Groups

 The Current
 Waconia High School
First Place 

 Future Image
 Grand Island Senior High
Second Place 

 Vitality
 Urbandale High School
Third Place 

 Power Surge
 Elkhorn South High School
4th Place 

 Intensity

 Millard North High School
No Placement 

 In Motion

 Papillion-La Vista High School
No Placement 

 Connections

 Lincoln High School
No Placement 

 Dynamix

 Lincoln Northeast High School
No Placement 

 Infinity

 O'Gorman High School
No Placement 

 Take 2

 Augusta High School
No Placement 


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laurenannef on Feb 2, 2016, 4:53 PM
Post #44
 
Prep division results are wrong, future image got second, not vitality..

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peter.mski on Jan 24, 2016, 6:09 AM
Post #43
+5
So proud of all my Urbandale Studio '16 babes!!! <3 And shoutout to my other bæs in POCO! See you guys next weekend! <3

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goinggray on Jan 24, 2016, 5:26 AM
Post #42
+10
URBANDALE!!!! Congrats on your championship!! So proud of you guys and happy for your success tonight. You're a very special group, and Stephen and I are incredibly fortunate to work with you.

God bless, Uncle Damon




Jeff. on Jan 24, 2016, 5:23 AM
Post #41
+1
Final results posted.



Drew Firkins on Jan 24, 2016, 12:57 AM
Post #40
+2
Finalists: (alphabetical order)
Elkhorn South
Grand Island
Millard North
Papillion La Vista
Urbandale
Waconia




Drew Firkins on Jan 24, 2016, 12:52 AM
Post #39
+3
Prep Results
1: Waconia
2: Grand Island
3: Urbandale
4: Elkhorn South

Single-Gender Results
1: Millard North
2: Elkhorn South
3: Millard South
4: Papillion La Vista

Best Male Soloist: O'Gorman (didn't catch the name)
Best Female Soloist: Millard North (Sierra Lancaster)
Best Band: Urbandale

Varsity Results
1: Urbandale
2: Elkhorn South
3: Waconia
4: Papillion La Vista




DiegoT on Jan 23, 2016, 7:20 PM
Post #38
 
Gooooo UI! Good luck!



jillykobilly on Jan 23, 2016, 6:52 PM
Post #37
+1
Who arranged Elkhorn South Shockwave's ballad? I really liked it.



jillykobilly on Jan 23, 2016, 6:43 PM
Post #36
+2
Can't say I've ever seen an women's group with lifts like Papio's. They just up and threw that girl! Love it.



mitchelltswag on Jan 23, 2016, 1:52 PM
Post #35
+1
Is there going to be a live-stream for this competition?



juliofrommississippi on Jan 23, 2016, 6:18 AM
Post #34
+3
I also miss the critiques. Come on, Adam!!!!



jillykobilly on Jan 22, 2016, 10:12 PM
Post #33
+3


QUOTE (Häakon @ Jan 22 2016, 05:23 PM) *

And now we are probably annoying jillykobilly by hijacking the Millard West thread... sorry, Jill! I actually really like that we can have discourse like this; it's much more interesting and engaging to me than nothing but predictions. But if you must downvote this, I promise I won't take it personally.



Haha only slightly annoyed ;)

I wish there was more than predictions about placement, as well. I personally miss the days when people would post show critiques after competitions in the forums. I liked reading them as a performer, and it's fun looking back on them because they're a good reminder about what shows I should re-watch a decade later 8-)

As far as the liking system goes, I can see both sides of the story. It was really fun to dislike all of the posts from a certain poster in the copyright forums last year, if you catch my drift. But I can't help but think it might partly detract from students posting anything other than predictions. I know many of my students use the site, but hardly any of them ever post, which is a bummer. I think this trend is likely more affected by other factors than the like system, but it could be a contributor. It seems like they prefer the anonymity of Twitter posting systems like Midwest Confess. While accounts like this are fun to follow, they definitely don't further discussion and conversation the way that SCC can. The best opinions take more than 140 characters to express, imho.


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hockeydad on Jan 22, 2016, 8:54 PM
Post #32
+4
What else is there to do on a 7 hour bus ride?



Häakon on Jan 22, 2016, 5:23 PM
Post #31
+2
And now we are probably annoying jillykobilly by hijacking the Millard West thread... sorry, Jill! I actually really like that we can have discourse like this; it's much more interesting and engaging to me than nothing but predictions. But if you must downvote this, I promise I won't take it personally.



Häakon on Jan 22, 2016, 5:18 PM
Post #30
+2
When it comes to rating posts (which, by the way, is commonplace on many discussion-based websites - not my own experiment), this is typically the approach I take:

Does the post in question have merit or does it inspire? Does it add to the discussion in a meaningful way? Is it profound in nature and does it help to make the forums a more positive, productive place? If so, there is a good chance I will upvote it.

In contrast, if a post is unnecessarily spiteful, factually inaccurate, completely off-topic, serves to divide people instead of bringing them together, or is just a flat-out attack, then it’s a likely a candidate for one I would downvote.

I don’t down vote opinions just because I don’t agree with them - especially when they are well-formulated with reasoning to back up their point of view. And a prediction by its very nature can never be wrong as it is merely one person's individual forecast of the future.

I personally rarely click the thumbs down, and when I do, it's usually because I feel something is escalating. In other words, if a post receives downvotes it should be an indication that something is wrong - so hopefully the author can then reflect on their behavior without me having to make a reply like the one I linked to (and I would never call you a dick!!).

Now, if that is the basis we all used when it came to rating posts then I would agree with you, it might cause someone to take pause when one of their posts receives negative feedback. But one must also be able to navigate internet intent when using the internet! In other words, it should be clear that a downvote on a prediction carries a different weight than a downvoted post about a group that "must be cheating in order to win." If you're just seeing red boxes and giving them all parity, then... I don't know. I guess it's a semantics thing. There is a language to the internet (that is of course very fluid), and being able to interpret it is just as important as any other language. If someone invites you over for "Netflix and chill" and you show up with a tub of popcorn, you are going to look pretty stupid. That's not Netflix's fault.

Obviously people are using the voting system in different ways than I am, but that's to be expected. Do people downvote a Justin Bieber video because they genuinely don't like the song, or is it because they don't like him personally, they're jealous of his success, he cut them off on the freeway one day, etc.? His "Baby" video has 1.2 BILLION views (that's a hyperlink!), and yet 60% of the votes are thumbs down. How can the biggest selling single in US history have a rating in which the majority of people dislike it? And if people don't like it, why do they bother to take the time to log in to YouTube and leave a thumbs down in the first place? Why do people give predictions a thumbs down? I really don't know. But I don't think Justin Bieber should stop making music just because his video has 5 million dislikes, and I don't think people should stop posting just because their prediction was downvoted.

The internet is bigger than you or I and I am under no illusion that I am going to change the groupthink mentality any time soon. Heck, I am still trying to get a couple dozen show choir directors to learn how to use "un!sex" properly! But I do strongly believe in balance and feel it is an important part of the forums. As I stated previously, I think that on the whole we have very civil discussion here and for the most part we don't even have moderators anymore. I don't think that is purely happenstance.




Mr. Temple on Jan 22, 2016, 3:17 PM
Post #29
+3


QUOTE (Alex. @ Jan 22 2016, 02:09 PM) *

He wasn't implying you were being a dick, the text is a hyperlink. If you click it, there is a perfect example of disrespect.


I didn't really think he was implying that, but I didn't realize that was a hyperlink. They're not quite as recognizable when I'm browsing on my phone since they're simply underlined and not a different color font.

At any rate I stand by my opinion that the upvote and downvote buttons are a failed experiment. I was in favor of them initially, but I think they've evolved into something counter productive.

I also think there is a huge distinction between a simple downvote from your peers and a trained professional giving constructive feedback. I'd say it's much more like if the audience stood up and held their thumbs up or down after your performance. If the majority of the crowd had their thumbs down you'd be a little discouraged I think. Now if that crowd were to offer a truly constructive critique including both what they liked and didn't like it would feel more useful and helpful.




Alex. on Jan 22, 2016, 2:09 PM
Post #28
+2


QUOTE (Mr. Temple @ Jan 22 2016, 01:04 PM) *


Not sure if the underlined text implies you think I was being a total dick...

But based on the voting system at least a net sum of 5 people who are following the Millard West event forum appear to agree with me. :p


He wasn't implying you were being a dick, the text is a hyperlink. If you click it, there is a perfect example of disrespect.




Mr. Temple on Jan 22, 2016, 1:04 PM
Post #27
 


QUOTE (Häakon @ Jan 22 2016, 06:13 AM) *

It's interesting you feel that way. I don't agree with people using the voting system to disagree with each other, though I realize that is how some are choosing to use it. Sometimes things just take on a life of their own. Still, I would rather someone click a thumbs down to vent than just be a total dick. Also, if someone is so insecure that they won't post something because there might be a red square next to things they say, then I'm not sure how they deal with being judged in show choir. Enter a competition, put your heart and soul into it, and get told you aren't even worthy of finals. The world is full of judgement, right or wrong, and I don't think our voting system is holding anyone down.

As I said in the other thread, I support the right of anyone to express their opinions here (and I will defend it), as long as it isn't malicious, slanderous, or profanity laden. I would love to see more thorough discussion about different groups and the things we find valuable in our activity - that's why I started the site - but I believe the reason we don't is vastly more a result of directors keeping students away than from a little red box. Our site is the most positive of any on the internet by far (go to Twitter, or Instagram, or especially YouTube and see what you find there), and we do actively work to keep this a productive place. If people don't like the voting system, I am always open to feedback (in fact, it was created from feedback), but I bet if it was gone people would be requesting it again. People like to interact and give their input to things. We need to support each other, but we also need to not be offended so easily... people are always going to disagree in life. It's about balance and respect.



Not sure if the underlined text implies you think I was being a total dick...

But based on the voting system at least a net sum of 5 people who are following the Millard West event forum appear to agree with me. :p




Häakon on Jan 22, 2016, 6:13 AM
Post #26
+2


QUOTE (Mr. Temple @ Jan 18 2016, 09:11 PM) *

In my opinion the upvote/downvote system has done more to squash participation in discussions on these forums since overly sensitive directors. You can't say anything bad about anybody on here, but you can anonymously click a thumb pointing down without fear of any retribution or repercussions.

So why make a prediction or constructive comment if it's just going to lead to a big red negative number on your post? Better to just lurk and read than to risk it.


It's interesting you feel that way. I don't agree with people using the voting system to disagree with each other, though I realize that is how some are choosing to use it. Sometimes things just take on a life of their own. Still, I would rather someone click a thumbs down to vent than just be a total dick. Also, if someone is so insecure that they won't post something because there might be a red square next to things they say, then I'm not sure how they deal with being judged in show choir. Enter a competition, put your heart and soul into it, and get told you aren't even worthy of finals. The world is full of judgement, right or wrong, and I don't think our voting system is holding anyone down.

As I said in the other thread, I support the right of anyone to express their opinions here (and I will defend it), as long as it isn't malicious, slanderous, or profanity laden. I would love to see more thorough discussion about different groups and the things we find valuable in our activity - that's why I started the site - but I believe the reason we don't is vastly more a result of directors keeping students away than from a little red box. Our site is the most positive of any on the internet by far (go to Twitter, or Instagram, or especially YouTube and see what you find there), and we do actively work to keep this a productive place. If people don't like the voting system, I am always open to feedback (in fact, it was created from feedback), but I bet if it was gone people would be requesting it again. People like to interact and give their input to things. We need to support each other, but we also need to not be offended so easily... people are always going to disagree in life. It's about balance and respect.




starkid_wheeler on Jan 22, 2016, 5:18 AM
Post #25
+3


QUOTE (jillykobilly @ Jan 22 2016, 02:32 AM) *

I am totally geeked for this weekend because I get to see a bunch of show choirs live for the first time ever, which is saying something - I've been around show choir nearly 20 years! I'm crazy pumped to see Urbandale, as well, because they had one of my favorite shows last year. They ROCKED IT OUT at Totino.

Safe travels, and see you all soon



All of the Omaha groups are PUMPED to see Power Company live. Last years show was A-MAZ-ING and I can't wait to see what you guys have been working on for this year! Especially safe travels for you guys on a bus, in this weather, for 5 hours &#128556; see you guys real soon! Good luck!



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