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 Show Choir Community > Events > 2016 Season > Norris Fields of Talent 2016

Event Info

February 27th, 2016

Venue Info

Norris High School
25211 South 68th
Firth, NE 68358

Phone: (402) 791-0010

Event Details

No. of Attending Choirs:

  15 Mixed Groups
  4 Womens Groups


  Norris "Gold"
  Norris "68th Street Singers"


  Cheri Helmer-Riensche

  Jody White

  Jon Peterson

  Barron Breland

  Kirk Schjodt

  Pete Eklund

Ticket Prices:

$10 Adults
$5 Students


Norris Fields of Talent 2016

Event Site
Live Stream



 Millard North High School
Grand Champion 
Best Choreography 
Best Band 
Best Female Soloist (Sierra Lancaster) 

 Skutt Catholic High School
First Runner Up 
Best Vocals 

 Lincoln East High School
Second Runner Up 
Best Costumes 

 Papillion-La Vista South High School
3rd Runner Up 

 Pius X High School
4th Runner Up 

 Limited Edition
 Beatrice High School
5th Runner Up 
Best Male Soloist 

Mixed Division - Tier I (Prelims)
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Mixed Division - Tier II (Prelims)
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Mixed Division - Tier III


 Aurora High School
First Place 

 Rhythm in Red
 Auburn Middle/High School
Second Place 

 Crimson Elite
 Fairbury Jr/Sr High School
Third Place 

Womens Division


 Millard North High School
First Place 

 Lincoln East High School
Second Place 


 Mercy High School
No Placement 


 Aurora High School
No Placement 

Prep Division


 Warrior Express
 Westside High School
First Place 

 Titan Express
 Papillion-La Vista South High School
Second Place 

 Millard North High School
Third Place 

 First Edition

 Beatrice High School
No Placement 


 Lincoln East High School
No Placement 

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yankee96 on Feb 29, 2016, 5:46 AM
Post #23

QUOTE (Drew Firkins @ Feb 28 2016, 02:15 AM) *

So what are the actual results?

Titan Express and Titanium both finished in second place in their divisions after daytime awards!

Perhaps this may not be the venue to express this hopefully not very long observation, but I'll start by writing in this topic. One conversation that I had with some friends, and also with some more experienced members of our community, resulted in three issues (or questions) I have for anyone who may want to chip in with commentary. (Side note: these comments are not aimed at a specific group, but rather general questions I've formulated after seeing many groups over the past month or so.)

Also, if you are a director, choreographer, or observer who can answer some of these questions but not in a public forum, please feel free to PM me!

Issue #1:

How does a judge go about scoring a choir who sings exceptionally well in their ballad (Quality tone and intonation) but those same two characteristics, in specific, are nowhere near that same quality for the rest of their show? I've heard some very unique and powerful ballads this year, but I often haven't been remembering them because I've been distracted by their lack of breath support and blend for the rest of their show. I understand that this can is pretty common with all choirs, but some learn to overcome this obstacle with time. However, I've noticed it more this year, and that may just be that I've learned to see and hear these differences from my previous experiences.....but I still wonder....

Issue #2

How do judges fairly judge choirs who are given moderately easy choreography versus a choir with difficult and agile choreo (in a vocal sense)? I've seen several choirs sing exceptionally well this year throughout their choreographed numbers, but from my angle, it has only been due to the lack of energy required for the choreography. It's more noticeable when two choirs share the same choreographer and it is pretty clear which choir received the more challenging dancing. And perhaps this question is also to be asked of directors and choreographers as to how they find that balance between adequate enough singing and dancing so that both are at similar difficulty levels and challenging the choir to the best that it can.

Issue #3

How do judges fairly and accurately score a choir who's repertoire is lacking in difficulty? I've seen several choirs who have placed higher than others (albeit without seeing their vocal scores) but their music seems very linear and simplistic, while the choirs they have bested are tackling music that is complex, difficult, and challenging. The former has good intonation, tone, and breath support, but I find myself wondering what would happen if that same choir was given the latter's music and faced its challenges. How does a judge score good singing of easy music versus not as good singing of difficult music?

rkhazanchi544 on Feb 28, 2016, 7:22 AM
Post #22
The best female soloist award was for Sierra Lancaster from Infinity


jenjenwinkwink on Feb 28, 2016, 6:54 AM
Post #21
Scores were miscounted: Papio South Titanium and Titan Express were both in seond. Their scores tied with Lincoln east and Millard north in their respective tiers, but both vocal scores from Papio South were higher.

yankee96 on Feb 28, 2016, 4:18 AM
Post #20
GC: Millard North (BC BB)
1RU: Skutt (BV)
2RU: Lincoln East
3RU: Papillion South
4RU: Pius X
5RU: Beatrice

Drew Firkins on Feb 28, 2016, 2:15 AM
Post #19

QUOTE (yankee96 @ Feb 28 2016, 01:47 AM) *

Hearing that Titan Express was actually 2nd place after a tie was broken incorrectly, as well that the same happened to Titanium and Lincoln East with both Papillion South groups having the higher vocal score.

So what are the actual results?

yankee96 on Feb 28, 2016, 1:47 AM
Post #18
Hearing that Titan Express was actually 2nd place after a tie was broken incorrectly, as well that the same happened to Titanium and Lincoln East with both Papillion South groups having the higher vocal score.

yankee96 on Feb 28, 2016, 12:13 AM
Post #17
1. Westside
2. Millard North
3. Papillion-La Vista South

1. Millard North
2. Lincoln East

1. Aurora
2. Auburn

1. Skutt
2. Beatrice

1. Millard North
2. Lincoln East

Best Female Solo: Millard North (Sierra)
Best Male Solo: Beatrice
Best Costumes: Lincoln East
Best Homeroom:

Cheri Helmer-Riensche
Jody White
Jon Peterson
Barron Breland
Kirk Schjodt
Peter Eklund

Papillion-La Vista South
Lincoln East
Millard North
Pius X

yankee96 on Feb 27, 2016, 9:54 PM
Post #16

yankee96 on Feb 27, 2016, 7:59 PM
Post #15
Still lol'ing at how this comp is called Fields Of Talent


Cdenne on Feb 27, 2016, 12:39 AM
Post #14

QUOTE (rkhazanchi544 @ Feb 22 2016, 03:13 AM) *

Is there a reason as to why the group was cut?

It was by the choice of the director, there weren't enough students who went out for the group.

starkid_wheeler on Feb 25, 2016, 4:07 AM
Post #13
I'm so excited for this competition!!! I'm super pumped to see Titanium, as I haven't seen them since their debut. I'm also really pumped to see Lincoln East and Skutt, as I haven't seen either this season but have heard such great things about both! Not to mention I'm a huge fan of Melanie Walters and Ben Ecklund choreograohy. Can't wait to see everyone!

Note: If there isn't any bagged milk I will NOT be happy

monicaangeletti on Feb 25, 2016, 12:53 AM
Post #12

GC: Lincoln East (BV, BC)
1RU: Papio South
2RU: Millard North (BB)
3RU: Skutt
4RU: Westside Prep
5RU: Pius

I think Papio South, Millard North, and Skutt could be a toss up. Super excited to see how this one turns out!


MikePatestas on Feb 24, 2016, 4:51 AM
Post #11
GC: Lincoln East (BV,BC)
1RU: Papio South (BB)
2RU: Millard North
3RU: Pius
4RU: Skutt
5RU: Elegance

I'm sad that Resonance isn't going to Norris this year, but at the same time I'm very excited to watch all my friends compete and have a great time. Best of luck to all these groups here, and I cannot wait to watch you perform this Saturday!

Jayhesse on Feb 23, 2016, 4:14 PM
Post #10
GC: Millard North
1RU: Lincoln East
2RU: Skutt
3RU: Papio South
4RU: Pius

BV: Millard North
BC: Lincoln East
BB: Lincoln East

I could see placements going a variety of different ways and i have no clue on the last finals spot.

rkhazanchi544 on Feb 22, 2016, 3:13 AM
Post #9

QUOTE (Cdenne @ Feb 01 2016, 12:15 AM) *

PL South does not have women's choir (Illumination) this year, so I'm not sure why they're listed.

Is there a reason as to why the group was cut?


brettb98 on Feb 17, 2016, 1:23 AM
Post #8
GC: Lincoln East (BV, BC)
1RU: Papillion-Lavista South
2RU: Millard North (BB)
3RU: Skutt Catholic
4RU: Pius X
5RU: Omaha Westside Prep

I am excited to see where this competition is going to go. Good luck to everyone competing!

Drew Firkins on Feb 10, 2016, 7:42 PM
Post #7

QUOTE (Peasantcalebc @ Feb 10 2016, 05:14 PM) *

Maybe illumination if girls groups are allowed to make finals

Caleb you were at this competition two years ago when Uptown Girls made finals haha


Peasantcalebc on Feb 10, 2016, 5:14 PM
Post #6
Lincoln east BV BC
Millard North BB
PL South
Maybe illumination if girls groups are allowed to make finals

monicaangeletti on Feb 9, 2016, 2:22 AM
Post #5
I could see East winning here - they were spectacular at Southwest Showdown.

Jeff. on Feb 2, 2016, 6:24 PM
Post #4
Thanks for the heads up folks, they've been removed from the above schedule.

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