A lot of those in my group I'm with here were very shocked as well that groups like City High and Indianola didn't make it in instead. City High improved a great deal since Premiere last weekend and I was impressed at their growth in such a short amount of time. Synergy really is a great prep group though and they gave a phenomenal finals performance, their sound is beyond their years.
1st - Johnston
2nd - Prairie
3rd - Valley
4th - SF Washington
Best Band - Johnston
Best Soloist - Lydia Jennisen (Prairie "Focal Point")
Best Soloist - Isaac Clark (Johnston "Synergy")
Best Soloist - Valley "Choralation"
Best Soloist - Elaina Walter (Prairie "The Ambassadors")
Finalists (in performance order)
I'll throw my (probably wrong) predictions on here:
GC: Johnston "Innovation" (BV, BC)
1st RU: West Des Moines Valley "Choralation" (BB)
2nd RU: Cedar Rapids Prairie "The Ambassadors"
3rd RU: Iowa City High "4th Avenue Jazz Company"
4th RU: Sioux Falls Washington "Classic Connection"
5th RU: Norwalk "Sound Revolution"