1st Place - Keokuk - Vibrations (Best Vocals, Best Band, Best Choreography)
2nd Place - Benton Community - Jubilation Inc.
3rd Place - Emmetsburg - High Voltage
4th Place - West Branch - EnerJive
5th Place - Dallas Center-Grimes - Luminosity
1st Place - BGM - Dynamics
1st Place - Emmetsburg - High Voltage (Best Vocals, Best Band, Best Choreography)
2nd Place - West Branch - Christopher Jive and the Uptown 45
3rd Place - Central Lee - CENTRifugAL Force
4th Place - BCLUW - Rhythmic Force
5th Place - Carrollton - 9th Street Singers
6th Place - Van Meter - Vocal Locomotion
7th Place - Hinton - Soundwaves
8th Place - Adair-Casey/Guthrie Center - Center Stage
1st Place - Keokuk - Purple Harmony (Best Vocals, Best Band, Best Choreography)
2nd Place - Benton Community - Celebration Co.
3rd Place - Mount Pleasant - InMotion
4th Place - Dallas Center-Grimes - Revelation
5th Place - Center Point-Urbana - Summit Street Singers
Best Male Soloist - Mount Pleasant - InMotion
Best Female Soloist - Center Point-Urbana - Summit Street Singers (Mariah Ealy)
Looks to be a fantastic weekend in Pella. Perfect weather forecast, some great groups attending, and some of the best food around! This year's menu includes pulled BBQ sandwiches, macaroni and cheese, chef salads, walking tacos, hoagies, breakfast pizza, Dutch letters, chicken alfredo, lasagna, Central College's famous caramel bars, and much more.
The level of competition on stage is as deep and tasty as the menu! Looking at www.iowashow choirrankings.com (which I get are only one person's opinion, but do provide a discussion starter), the DM comp will feature the #1, 3, 4, 6, 10 and 11th ranked groups in Class 3A, plus some excellent 2A groups. This will be a very closely scored competition.
Follow along on Instagram and Twitter, both "@DMshow choir" or search the hashtag "#dmshow choir" all weekend on Insta/Twitter for results/reaction/photos/news.
****NOTE: www.showchoir.com programming code automatically breaks the word into "show choir"...don't use a space on the @/# references.
Schedule for the 9th annual Dutch Masters Show Choir Invitational in Pella, February 18th:
Dallas Center-Grimes Luminosity Prep 9:15 AM
West Branch EnerJive Prep 9:40 AM
Benton Jubilation, Inc. Prep 10:05 AM
Keokuk Vibrations Prep 10:30 AM
Hinton Soundwaves 2A 10:55 AM
Adair-Casey/Guthrie Center Center Stage 2A 11:20 AM
Emmetsburg Black and Gold Prep 11:45 AM
LUNCH---Dutch Masterpiece Cafe
Van Meter Vocal Locomotion 2A 1:00 PM
BCLUW Rhythmic Force 2A 1:25 PM
Carrollton 9th Street Singers 2A 1:50 PM
Central Lee CENTRifugAL Force 2A 2:15 PM
BGM Dynamics 1A 2:40 PM
West Branch Christopher Jive & The Uptown 45 2A 3:05 PM
Dallas Center-Grimes Revelation 3A 3:30 PM
Keokuk Purple Harmony 3A 4:05 PM
Benton Celebration Co. 3A 4:30 PM
Center Point-Urbana Summit Street Singers 3A 4:55 PM
Mt Pleasant InMotion 3A 5:20 PM
Emmetsburg High Voltage 2A 5:45 PM
Pella AcaPella (exhibition) 6:10 PM
Daytime Awards: 6:45 PM
Finals will consist of the top six (6) scoring groups, regardless of class, during the day. Pella Bravo will perform in exhibition before Finals awards.
Caption awards (Best choreo/vocals/band) are handed out in each class. Star Performer awards are given to one student in each performing ensemble.
Sarah Van Waardhuizen-Ricks
Competition is held in the Pella High School auditorium, which was renovated in the summer of 2017 with new seating, sound system and lighting upgrades. We look forward to hosting another great year of celebrating student achievements in the arts!