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 Show Choir Community > Events > 2018 Season > Benton Touch of Class 2018

Event Info

February 10th, 2018

Venue Info

Benton Community High School
600 First Street
Van Horne, IA 52346

Phone: (319) 228-8701

Event Details

No. of Attending Choirs:

  18 Mixed Groups
  1 Womens Groups


  Benton Community "Celebration Co."
  Benton Community "Jubilation, Inc."
  Benton Community "Illusions"


  Lynne Rothrock

  Matt Huth

  Heath Weber

  Aaron Olson

  Ann Berry (Critique)

  Steve Woodin (Critique)

  Brad Williamson (Band)

  Jordan Webster-Moore (Best Performer)

  Ines Cring (Solo Comp)

  Jim Berry

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Benton Touch of Class 2018

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Mixed Division - Tier I


 Visual Adrenaline
 Ankeny High School
First Place 
Best Choreography 
Best Crew 
Best Opener 
Best Spirit 
Best Female Soloist (Sydney Christman) 

 Xavier High School
Second Place 
Best Vocals 
Most Entertaining Show 
People's Choice 

 Good Time Company
 Iowa City West High School
Third Place 
Best Band 
Best Ballad 
Best Closer 
Best Male Soloist (Brandon Burkhart) 

 Surround Sound
 Bettendorf High School
4th Place 
High Energy Award 

 5th Avenue
 Western Dubuque High School
5th Place 

Mixed Division - Tier II


 Pella High School
First Place 
Best Vocals 
Best Choreography 
Best Band 
Most Creative Use of Band 

 Mt. Pleasant Community High School
Second Place 
Best Director (Marlene DePriest) 

 Fort Madison High School
Third Place 

 The Coalition
 Colby High School
4th Place 
Best Costumes 

 Sound Attraction
 Williamsburg Jr/Sr High School
5th Place 

 First Edition
 Hudson High School
6th Place 
Best Male Soloist (Andrew Oleson) 

 Cloud 9
 Clayton Ridge High School
7th Place 
Best Female Soloist (Madison Freeland) 

 Sadie Street Singers
 Anamosa High School
8th Place 

Prep Division


 Perpetual Motion
 Ankeny High School
First Place 
Best Vocals 
Best Choreography 

 Iowa City West High School
Second Place 

 Ankeny High School
Third Place 

 Xavier High School
4th Place 

 Pella High School
5th Place 
Best Male Soloist (Sam Burows) 

 Audio Intensity
 Bettendorf High School
6th Place 
Best Band 

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write4voices on Feb 11, 2018, 6:46 PM
Post #28
Top 3 in Small School Class
1st Place - Pella
2nd Place - Mount Pleasant
3rd Place - Clayton Ridge


DutchMC on Feb 12, 2018, 2:29 PM
Post #34
3rd in Small school class was Fort Madison Swingspan


DutchMC on Feb 12, 2018, 2:28 PM
Post #33
Full/Official Results for Tier II from Benton's Touch of Class Invitational 2018:
Tier II Champion: Pella AcaPella (Outstanding Choral Sound, Outstanding Choreography and Outstanding Band)
1st Runner Up: Mount Pleasant InMotion
2nd runner Up: Fort Madison Swingspan
3rd runner up: Colby Coalition (also Outstanding Costumes)
4th runner up: Williamsburg Sound Attraction
5th runner up: Hudson First Edition (Outstanding Male Soloist Andrew Oleson)
6th Runner up: Clayton Ridge Cloud 9 (Outstanding Female Soloist Madison Freeland)
7th runner up: Anamosa Sadie Street Singers


musicandsinging on Feb 12, 2018, 4:36 AM (Edited)
Post #32
Ankeny Visual Adrenaline won Best Spirit, Best Female Soloist to Sydney Christman, Best Opener, Best Crew and Overall Grand Champion


cloud9 on Feb 12, 2018, 3:01 AM
Post #31
Madison Freeland from Clayton Ridge "Cloud 9" won Best Female Soloist.


ghdjeieifjtj on Feb 11, 2018, 10:50 PM
Post #30
Best vocals and choreography in prep went to Ankeny Perpetual Motion


tunderwoodC3 on Feb 11, 2018, 8:20 PM
Post #29
Colby received 4th in the 3A division with Best Costumes


leahe13 on Feb 11, 2018, 4:10 PM
Post #27
Surround sound won high energy award and audio intensity received best prep band


mama23girls on Feb 11, 2018, 12:44 PM
Post #26
Any word on Tier 2 placement?

AJBerry7 on Feb 11, 2018, 8:03 AM
Post #25
Good Time Company won Best Band, Best Ballad, Best Closer and Best Male Soloist to Brandon Burkhart


ghdjeieifjtj on Feb 11, 2018, 5:21 AM
Post #15
4A results:
GC: Ankeny (BC)
1 RU: Xavier
2 RU: Iowa City West
3 RU: Bettendorf
4 RU: Western Dubuque

Häakon on Feb 11, 2018, 5:25 AM
Post #16
Thanks, Jack!


DutchMC on Feb 11, 2018, 5:36 AM
Post #18
Overall placing was the same as 4A with Pella AcaPella in 6th

Häakon on Feb 11, 2018, 5:37 AM
Post #19
Are you referring to prelims placing?


DutchMC on Feb 11, 2018, 5:40 AM
Post #22
Nope. Overall placing. No finals at Benton.

Häakon on Feb 11, 2018, 6:32 AM
Post #24
Sorry, I read the chart wrong. We need the full Tier II placements in order to assign awards to that division.


ghdjeieifjtj on Feb 11, 2018, 5:40 AM
Post #23
Prep placements
GC: Ankeny mixed prep
1 RU: Iowa City West
2 RU: Ankeny Women’s
3 RU: Xavier
4 RU: Pella
5 RU: Bettendorf


DutchMC on Feb 11, 2018, 5:38 AM
Post #21
Pella wins 3A, sweeps Tier II BV/BC/BB and also takes Most Creative Use of Band.
In prep, Pella Bravo was 5th and Sam Burows from Bravo was Best Male Soloist.
Great job everyone!


ghdjeieifjtj on Feb 11, 2018, 5:38 AM
Post #20
Xavier Xhilaration also won the twitter award for people’s choice

Dave Schneider on Feb 11, 2018, 5:35 AM
Post #17
Marlene DePriest of Mt. Pleasant was voted Best Director through Twitter voting.

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