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 Show Choir Community > Events > 2017 > FAME Show Choir National Finals 2017


Event Info


April 22nd, 2017

Venue Info

Arie Crown Theater
2301 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60616

Phone: (312) 791-6000

Event Details

No. of Attending Choirs:

  9 Mixed Groups
  3 Womens Groups

Judges:

  Jeff Clark
  Craig Engstrom
  Shanna Luckett
  Linda McEachran Southard
  Christopher Spaulding
  Jarad Voss
  Mike Weaver

Ticket Prices:

Mixed & Single-Gender Divisions
$60 General Admission
$70 Premium Ticket

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FAME Show Choir National Finals 2017









Awards
Photos
TBA
Live Stream
Event Site


 Mixed Division
 

Groups

 Sound FX
 Los Alamitos High School
First Place 
Best Vocals 
Best Choreography 
Best Show Design 
Best Female Soloist (Sophia Wackerman) 
Best Male Stage Presence (Justin Min) 

 Spotlighters
 Craig High School
Second Place 
Best Band 
Best Male Soloist (Gabe Hanna) 
Best Female Stage Presence (Bruna Rubini) 

 Minstrel Magic
 Carroll High School
Third Place 
Best Costumes 
Most Original Selection 

 Sandpipers
 Chesterton High School
4th Place 

 New Era
 Churubusco Jr/Sr High School
5th Place 

 Harmony Gold
 Walsh Jesuit High School
6th Place 
Best Crew 

 Dimensions

 Austin High School
No Placement 

 The Ambassadors

 Omaha South High School
No Placement 

 Charisma

 Northrop High School
No Placement 


 Womens Division
 

Groups

 Soundtrax
 Los Alamitos High School
First Place 
Best Vocals 
Best Choreography 
Best Costumes 
Best Show Design 
Best Soloist (Malia Rivers) 

 Select Sound
 Carroll High School
Second Place 
Best Crew 

 Synergy
 Tupelo High School
Third Place 
Best Stage Presence 


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ayyyyitsbrady on May 10, 2017, 5:40 PM
Post #69
 
best tech crew yeehaw



Alex. on May 6, 2017, 7:45 PM
Post #68
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QUOTE (drumcorpsnut42 @ Apr 24 2017, 10:13 PM) *



What is the chance of getting the judge's points or rankings? Come on FAME, GIVE US A REASON TO CONTINUE LIKING YOUR OVER-ALL OBJECTIVES.


Competitions rarely ever post points and/or rankings publicly. Your best bet is to contact directors that attended for full results.

I'm pretty sure if you keep posting in that color I'm going to need a stronger glasses prescription.


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Prtwmnshowchoir on May 4, 2017, 3:37 PM
Post #67
 


QUOTE (allismom @ Apr 26 2017, 03:44 PM) *



I believe David Moellenkamp from Los Al was named Vocal Vanguard and I think Linn-mar was named the best regional competition.



In my opinion, probably should have been Sing All About It for Best Regional Comp. see why here. https://youtu.be/6esJx9sFtp4


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bheyneman on Apr 28, 2017, 4:25 AM
Post #66
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QUOTE (allismom @ Apr 23 2017, 11:01 PM) *

Congrats to Los Al on a well deserved win. Their vocals are amazing! I was wondering if anybody could help me understand the theme of their mixed show though?



Here's my best interpretation. Starts with a girl sleeping. Seems like the country is filled with lots of bad news. A pseudo-celebrity is running for office (presumably President), with his popularity carrying him through the election season. This girl thinks that he's bad for the country and decides to face him in the election. They go back and forth with typical rhetoric. Then the real story is revealed that actions on both sides are really controlled by the guy whom I presume portrays the media? (Which by the way, the choreo in that song with the marionette strings was amazing.)

She breaks away from the media strings and is her own person, wins the election. But alas, remember how it started? She was asleep.... was the whole thing a dream?

Again, just my guess/interpretation. Anyone else have any insight?

Final sidenote: even though my daughter was in a competing choir at Fame Nationals (Carroll), Los Al clearly was a deserving Grand Champion last weekend---their overall show, visuals and vocals were incredible. Congrats!


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allismom on Apr 26, 2017, 3:44 PM
Post #65
 


QUOTE (nachoninja @ Apr 25 2017, 09:39 PM) *

Full list of Aspire Awards (unofficial)

Lifetime Achievement Award

Bob Anderson - Linn-Mar High School

Vocal Vanguard

??????

Visual Vanguard

Kevin Chase

Best New Director

Megan Tantillo - Millard North High School

Best New Choreographer

Nicholas Quamme

Best Arranger

Brock Keiper

Best Costumer

Gail McInnis Productions

Spirit of Service

Clover Hill High School - Sandra Thomas, Director

Student Spirit of Service

None Listed

Most Promising New Program

Broken Arrow High School Tiger Rhythm

Best Regional Competition

?????




I believe David Moellenkamp from Los Al was named Vocal Vanguard and I think Linn-mar was named the best regional competition.




nachoninja on Apr 25, 2017, 9:39 PM
Post #64
 
Full list of Aspire Awards (unofficial)

Lifetime Achievement Award

Bob Anderson - Linn-Mar High School

Vocal Vanguard

??????

Visual Vanguard

Kevin Chase

Best New Director

Megan Tantillo - Millard North High School

Best New Choreographer

Nicholas Quamme

Best Arranger

Brock Keiper

Best Costumer

Gail McInnis Productions

Spirit of Service

Clover Hill High School - Sandra Thomas, Director

Student Spirit of Service

None Listed

Most Promising New Program

Broken Arrow High School Tiger Rhythm

Best Regional Competition

?????


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Purplerain on Apr 25, 2017, 6:30 AM (Edited by Purplerain)
Post #63
+2


QUOTE (Rian @ Apr 23 2017, 03:19 AM) *

Best Arranger goes to the uber talented Brock Keiper.



What about the rest of the Aspire Awards?


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drumcorpsnut42 on Apr 24, 2017, 10:13 PM
Post #62
 


What is the chance of getting the judge's points or rankings? Come on FAME, GIVE US A REASON TO CONTINUE LIKING YOUR OVER-ALL OBJECTIVES.


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raptordirector on Apr 24, 2017, 8:17 PM
Post #61
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QUOTE (kalcoh @ Apr 23 2017, 06:02 PM) *



Janesville?



Yes, Janesville Craig Spotlighters. Clean and vocally powerful.

I will say that FAME needs to change how they reveal the first runner up however. That was awful. This is not some lame beauty pageant. Spots deserved their round of applause for putting on a great show, as did Carroll in the Women's Division. But they didn't get it. Instead they announced the grand champion and left them standing there. They deserve the same applause that all the groups that came before them got because they were that good.

If you don't glean the field by announcing the top 6 groups and leaving the other three standing there hapless then it wouldn't be that obvious. Make it better.




ThomasL on Apr 24, 2017, 3:54 AM
Post #60
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QUOTE (allismom @ Apr 23 2017, 11:01 PM) *

Congrats to Los Al on a well deserved win. Their vocals are amazing! I was wondering if anybody could help me understand the theme of their mixed show though?



I'm pretty sure it's the 2016 Presidential Election: D. Trump Vs. H. Clinton. It goes back and forth showing pros and cons to both sides. [I like Hillary's "Baby, I'm Comin'" song.] If any one knows more about there theme, I would love to hear your ideas.


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allismom on Apr 23, 2017, 11:01 PM
Post #59
+2
Congrats to Los Al on a well deserved win. Their vocals are amazing! I was wondering if anybody could help me understand the theme of their mixed show though?



EthanL on Apr 23, 2017, 6:13 PM
Post #58
+1


QUOTE (kalcoh @ Apr 23 2017, 06:02 PM) *



Janesville?



Janesville = Craig, I think.




kalcoh on Apr 23, 2017, 6:02 PM
Post #57
 


QUOTE (raptordirector @ Apr 23 2017, 03:04 AM) *


It was a fun day featuring a variety of styles of show choir. The ladies weee probably performing in what will be rank order. In the mixed Los was great with one minor carpet snag. Janesville was a solid wall of sound and very clean and Carrol had a cool show. For my money that is 1-2-3




Janesville?


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nc on Apr 23, 2017, 3:37 PM
Post #56
+2
Anybody know the full list of Aspire Awards??



Jeff. on Apr 23, 2017, 3:32 AM
Post #55
+1
Results posted. Congrats to Los Al!



Rian on Apr 23, 2017, 3:19 AM (Edited by Rian)
Post #54
+3
Best Arranger goes to the uber talented Brock Keiper.

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raptordirector on Apr 23, 2017, 3:04 AM
Post #53
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QUOTE (kalcoh @ Apr 23 2017, 12:33 AM) *

Any reviews of performances?



It was a fun day featuring a variety of styles of show choir. The ladies weee probably performing in what will be rank order. In the mixed Los was great with one minor carpet snag. Janesville was a solid wall of sound and very clean and Carrol had a cool show. For my money that is 1-2-3




ChelsiKerrn on Apr 23, 2017, 2:29 AM
Post #52
+1


QUOTE (EthanL @ Apr 23 2017, 02:14 AM) *

I thought awards happened at 10?



They do, but they're in Chicago. It's 9:30 their time right now.




EthanL on Apr 23, 2017, 2:14 AM
Post #51
 
I thought awards happened at 10?



kalcoh on Apr 23, 2017, 12:33 AM
Post #50
+1
Any reviews of performances?


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