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 Show Choir Community > Events > 2007 > Twinsburg Northcoast Invitational 2007


Event Info


February 24th, 2007

Venue Info

Twinsburg High School
10084 Ravenna Road
Twinsburg, OH 44087

Phone: (330) 486-2400

Event Details

No. of Attending Choirs:

  19 Mixed Groups
  2 Womens Groups

Hosts:

  Twinsburg "Great Expectations"

Judges:

  Frank Bianchi
  Mike Crandall
  Robert Heid
  J.D. Smith

Ticket Prices: Unknown

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Twinsburg Northcoast Invitational 2007









Awards
Photos
TBA
Live Stream
Event Site


 Finals
 

Groups in order of placement

 Swingers Unlimited
 Marysville High School
Grand Champion 
Best Choreography 
Best Band 

 Red Hot
 Hurricane High School
First Runner Up 
Best Vocals 
Best Male Soloist 
Best Female Soloist 

 Capital Swing
 Manchester High School
Second Runner Up 
Best Show Concept 

 The Company
 Piqua High School
3rd Runner Up 
Best Crew 
Best Costumes 

 Prominent Rendition
 Teays Valley High School
4th Runner Up 

 Music Express
 Garfield Heights High School
5th Runner Up 
Judge's Choice (Super Geek) 


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

Groups

 The Association
 Van Buren High School
First Place 

 Madrigals
 Portsmouth East High School
Second Place 

 Illumination

 Millersport Jr/Sr High School
No Placement 

 Varsity Singers

 Ada High School
No Placement 

 Soundsation

 Riverdale High School
No Placement 


 Womens Division
 

Groups

 Touch of Swing
 Manchester High School
First Place 

 Up Front
 Matoaca High School
Second Place 


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Rian on Mar 1, 2007, 10:21 PM
Post #195
 
QUOTE(aashley29 @ Mar 1 2007, 10:34 AM) [snapback]389902[/snapback]
That was me!! I got food poisoning and threw up during the closer... luckily right after I got behind the curtain though! Thanks for checkin on me though!! And thanks for the post


I was legitimately concerned as well. I saw you just DART Off stage. I figured something happened. Then after I talked with Aaron Fancey, and OSUMondo and they had said you were sick. I hope you're feeling better.


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OHShowChoirFan on Mar 1, 2007, 5:46 PM
Post #194
 
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That was me!! I got food poisoning and threw up during the closer... luckily right after I got behind the curtain though! Thanks for checkin on me though!! And thanks for the post


Oh good, my fiancee and I were legitimately concerned! Good to hear you were okay!




aashley29 on Mar 1, 2007, 3:34 PM
Post #193
 
Marysville - You guys really outdid yourselves this year. While I think--on an entertainment scale--last year's show was better, I think that technically, you perform this show extremely well and definitely better than last year. The choreography is snappy and clean, and the vocals strong (not to mention a very very good backup band!). I know someone else said it earlier (maybe a little snarly), but I feel that it needs to be said, you don't dance that much...I heard on more than one occasion that people were disappointed in how little you danced. I understand that most of what they said was probably exaggerated a bit, but I guess on a personal level, I wish you danced more. That being said, the dance breaks near the end of the show are extremely good and clean and definitely probably some of the best I've seen in a long time. I actually could've seen you all win vocals and Hurricane win choreography, but it really was a toss-up. I think you all are just an incredible choir, and you definitely perform to win. I really hope your soloist was okay (I saw her run off stage in the middle of a song), and you definitely cleaned up a lot of the individual errors that I saw during prelims. Best of luck at Fairfield this weekend and make Ohio proud at nationals!


That was me!! I got food poisoning and threw up during the closer... luckily right after I got behind the curtain though! Thanks for checkin on me though!! And thanks for the post


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EXPRESSREP07 on Feb 28, 2007, 4:39 AM
Post #192
 
QUOTE(TBDBITLeffer @ Feb 27 2007, 04:43 PM) [snapback]389250[/snapback]
Sorry for the confusion, but I've received another report that the schools will NOT be sharing the trophy...Marysville will continue to be to sole winners of the trophy! Please don't kill the messenger! =)

Ahhh lol... It was a mis-communication sooooo no shooting shall be done lol....


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TBDBITLeffer on Feb 28, 2007, 12:43 AM (Edited by TBDBITLeffer)
Post #191
 
Sorry for the confusion, but I've received another report that the schools will NOT be sharing the trophy...Marysville will continue to be to sole winners of the trophy! Please don't kill the messenger! =)

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osumusic on Feb 28, 2007, 12:15 AM
Post #190
 
This is the first I've heard of this, but if it's the case, I gladly offer up the combo award rights...Hurricane's band is tremendous (not to mention the truly beautiful sounds the singers/dancers produce )...I look forward to seeing your show again this coming weekend! You are a one of a kind show choir with a killer band!

Mr. A




Rian on Feb 27, 2007, 11:48 PM
Post #189
 
Awful fishy!!! lol



Shoegazer29 on Feb 27, 2007, 11:44 PM
Post #188
 
yes, that's always been my understanding at the Northcoast contest too. Mr. Alfera has played the piano during the ballad for several years now, he played last year when Marysville won the band caption also, and it's never been a problem before.



Rian on Feb 27, 2007, 11:42 PM
Post #187
 
I did too. Apparantly it's not allowed?

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apples2apples on Feb 27, 2007, 11:35 PM
Post #186
 
i always thought that directors could play the piano?

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TBDBITLeffer on Feb 27, 2007, 10:04 PM
Post #185
 
I know it's kind of late to be said...but this just in:

Hurricane and Marysville will be sharing the best instrumental ensemble trophy from the Twinsburg Competition. It was learned after the competition that Marysville had a director play the piano for one song, therefore removing them from eligibility to win the trophy; but it was found to be in the best interests of the competition that the two groups share the trophy. Congrats to both schools!


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Rollie on Feb 27, 2007, 4:00 PM
Post #184
 
^^Grace! Yay! You are pretty much one of the nicest people I know; I was so glad to see you this weekend!

Anyways, continue with the bickering.


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crazy_gracie on Feb 27, 2007, 3:39 PM
Post #183
 
I LOVE show choir!!!

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Rollie on Feb 27, 2007, 3:24 PM
Post #182
 
show choir drama... imagine that.



nick.thecompany on Feb 27, 2007, 7:14 AM
Post #181
 
guys... we're fighting about show choir again...

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rtzz99 on Feb 27, 2007, 6:50 AM
Post #180
 
QUOTE(MattG *The Company* @ Feb 26 2007, 08:54 PM) [snapback]388935[/snapback]
not trying to start another arguement or anything...... but wasn't manchester's closer last year disco themed?.....in that case.....disco would be more pop then traditional... so if they are singing a pop song... wouldnt that clasify them as a pop choir......just a thought

about every other year they'll do a pop song or two to add some variety. But yeah last year they did a 70's closer. I found that pretty neat with all the girls in different colored jumped suits, and the guys in retro suits. it was very appropiate for the song


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MattG *The Company* on Feb 27, 2007, 4:54 AM
Post #179
 
QUOTE(rtzz99 @ Feb 26 2007, 09:31 PM) [snapback]388808[/snapback]
That is some biased crap. You odviously don't like Hurricane or Manchester. There two very good groups and they simply didn't appeal to your taste. I'm an alumnus of Manchester and to say that that there is no challenge in their show....not entertaining... just wow. Many people love the taste and orginality of Manchester, they are a tradional show choir that does well at what they do. They aren't a "pop" choir. So maybe you should think before going on a highly subjective critique on groups you really don't know too much about.



not trying to start another arguement or anything...... but wasn't manchester's closer last year disco themed?.....in that case.....disco would be more pop then traditional... so if they are singing a pop song... wouldnt that clasify them as a pop choir......just a thought


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rtzz99 on Feb 27, 2007, 3:00 AM
Post #178
 
QUOTE(GAsax27 @ Feb 26 2007, 06:42 PM) [snapback]388816[/snapback]
well, I'm not going to comment on the other things...but it is fair to call Manchester unorginal seeing as I'd seen most of the show done by other Andy Haines groups. They did Teays Valley's opener from 04.

I'm NOT against choreographers reusing songs...I just think it's fair to call it unorginal

I'm just gonna let it go, b/c honestly you could say soo many show choirs are unoriginal, but that's not worth arguing. No matter what a show choir does, each one will have its critics...


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GAsax27 on Feb 27, 2007, 2:42 AM (Edited by GAsax27)
Post #177
 
QUOTE(rtzz99 @ Feb 26 2007, 06:31 PM) [snapback]388808[/snapback]
That is some biased crap. You odviously don't like Hurricane or Manchester. There two very good groups and they simply didn't appeal to your taste. I'm an alumnus of Manchester and to say that that there is no challenge in their show....not entertaining... just wow. Many people love the taste and orginality of Manchester, they are a tradional show choir that does well at what they do. They aren't a "pop" choir. So maybe you should think before going on a highly subjective critique on groups you really don't know too much about.


well, I'm not going to comment on the other things...but it is fair to call Manchester unoriginal seeing as I'd seen most of the show done by other Andy Haines groups. They did Teays Valley's opener from 04.

I'm NOT against choreographers reusing songs...I just think it's fair to call it unoriginal


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rtzz99 on Feb 27, 2007, 2:31 AM
Post #176
 
QUOTE(Shoegazer29 @ Feb 26 2007, 12:29 PM) [snapback]388554[/snapback]
Twinsburg provided a great finals show and my best spectating experience of the 2007 season. i've only been to three competitions this year, but Northcoast definitely stands out amongst those competitions as the one where the greatest number of choirs really felt hungry for a finals spot, and untimately, the GC. because of a dress rehearsal, i couldn't make it to Twinsburg till the start of daytime awards. however i intently watched all of finals and do have some comments regarding all of the competing groups.

Garfield Heights - i have to say that i was more than a little disappointed after watching your show. in no way is the choir bad, but after reading a multitude of posts praising your show this season, i was expecting more than was shown. while it's very true that your group has shown vast improvement since last season, there are still signs of a young program. the high energy level is admirable, but some of the performers take it to the extreme and have more of a frightening, rather than inviting and exciting, prescence. also, i'm just not a fan of the choreography in general. there were too many moments that could've had double the momentum if the choreography didn't consist of standing in place with an outstretched arm.

Teays Valley - i was glad to see you in the night show, though watching your show again actually gave me opportunity to like it less. your singer/dancers on the floor are incredible performers, that's a Teays trademark that i hope never changes regardless of whoever the director may be, but that energy unfortunately does not transfer to the entire group. i'm just less visually engaged by the group than i have been in the past. as for the design of your show, everything worked very well for me until the closer. i know "Who Loves You" is a popular choice this year due to the success of Jersey Boys, but i don't find it to be a great song selection for show choir. it could have a lot to do with the choreography, anything Andy Haines not done in a floor length gown has always seemed at least slightly awkward to me, but the closer had no build to it.

Piqua - i love your show design! Mr. Westfall always does a remarkable job in creating a unique show choir experience with both costuming and song selection, but this year is particularly impressive. though you did not have the same level of cleanliness or projection that Manchester did, i was very disappointed to see Piqua place behind them. i think originality, while a difficult concept to judge, deserves a much larger role on scoresheets. if that were the case at more competitions, and if more vocal moments were enriched outside of the ballad, i think you would be having an even better season.

Manchester - in terms of technical quality, the show this year was better than the Manchester of last year. unfortunately, i found this year's show no more entertaining, if not less so. an undeniable feeling of depression pervades me when i see a group like yours perform, a group that is not on a nationally-recognized, and probably over-worked, choreographer's highest set of priorities. i don't mean to be cruel, and this comment can only really be applied towards the directors of such groups, but why put on a show that any other _____ ______ (Andy Haines, Mike Weaver...) group could just copy and paste and perform the next year? where is the challenge? the respect for your own group? isn't there enough talent within Manchester to hew out something of your own, something unique to your strengths? it would certainly seem so to me. this is more of a philosophical question about show choir in general than something that can be addressed within a group's practice, but i feel it is applicable in Manchester's case and it is something that i felt needed to be expressed.

Hurricane - i dislike what i perceive as typical Hurricane show design. i've only seen three Hurricane shows (2005-2007), but they all seem to follow a general blueprint that i don't enjoy. placing personal preference aside though, i still find this year's show to be weaker than last year's. i can certainly understand why you won the vocal caption - there are wonderful vocal moments featuring your striking natural tone throughout the show - but in every other way, this show didn't hit as hard as last year's. there was never a song with the intensity that made your 2006 opener. looking at choreography, i was diappointed to find that many of the tics that annoyed me last year were still in place. though the singer/dancers on the floor often perform difficult ballet-inspired choreography during dance breaks, those blocked on the risers are often found standing in place performing arm ripples, or even just walking back and forth on the risers while holding blocking. it's easy to miss when 4-5 couples are spinning and twirling like madmen, which might be the point, but i wish the entire choir would get a chance to perform during dance breaks.

Marysville - i was very glad to see you pull out the win here. this competition was significantly more difficult than any other i've had opportunity to attend this year, and i was nervous about the group's ability to perform under that kind of pressure, but you delivered an appropriately accomplished performance during finals. the energy level between performances at Teays Valley and Twinsburg really is incomparable, and though i could still stand to hear more projection from both the singer/dancers and combo in the opener, the whole show popped more than when i've ever seen it before. i especially love the newer transition into "Home," the "Feeling Good" homage is both more exciting and dryly humorous. my one hope for you as you prepare for one of the biggest competitions in the nation this year is that you practice smartly. Fairfield features an amazing line-up with wonderful choirs of many contrasting styles, and i think you can best serve yourselves and your chances of impressing audiences and judges alike by putting on the best Marysville show you can. there are groups that sing better, there are groups that dance better, but there is no group with your show that can perform in the manner which you do. go out there and leave an impression that is wholly yours.

That is some biased crap. You odviously don't like Hurricane or Manchester. There two very good groups and they simply didn't appeal to your taste. I'm an alumnus of Manchester and to say that that there is no challenge in their show....not entertaining... just wow. Many people love the taste and orginality of Manchester, they are a tradional show choir that does well at what they do. They aren't a "pop" choir. So maybe you should think before going on a highly subjective critique on groups you really don't know too much about.



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