Comparing groups by style. Glenwood has finished 1st runner-up 3 times over the past 2 years and has won GC 10 times at some good comps. Question, how does one compare the different styles of the groups competing. We have lost to Center Grove twice and Lin-Marr once during this period of time apples v. oranges. Just curious. Thanks for this forum. Good luck to all of the groups competing this week and the rest of the year. Four year dad who is really going to miss watching our group and my child perform.
on Mar 22, 2018, 12:08 PM (Edited by bheyneman)
Good conversation topic. Also, from one show choir dad to another, I totally get how you are feeling. My two daughters have given me 8 straight years of pride watching them and their groups. I don’t know what I’m going to do next year, other than live vicariously through showchoir.com.
It's hard. I like to think judges do their best to separate the spectacle of some groups from the singing and dancing, but sometimes they don't. Not saying that was the case here, as I wasn't in attendance. That being said, Center Grove is consistently one of the best groups in the country, and this year is no different. Likewise, Linn Mar is usually very solid, and this year happened to be a record breaking year for their program. Their wins by no means diminish the fact that Glenwood is one of the greatest show choirs in the nation and has been for a number of years now.
I consider myself a Titan Fever superfan, and if I were a judge, I'm not sure if there are many (if any) groups I would put ahead of them. Once you get past a certain level though, a lot boils down to personal opinion on the style of singing and dancing that you prefer and are looking for.
2RU - MTZ Les Femmes
1RU - MTZ You’ve Got Male
GC/BV/BC - Center Grove Debtones
2RU - MTZ Premiere
BC - Peoria Soundwave
BV - Center Grove Surround Sound
1RU - Center Grove Surround Sound
GC - Peoria Soundwave
Premiere Choice Award - Pekin Notables
Best Costumes - Center Grove Sound System
Best female Soloist in show - from Center Grove - Morgan
Best Male Soloist in Show - from Ofallon Great Expectations
Best Female Performer in a show - from Sullivan Singers
Best Male Performer in a Show - from Mt Zion - Noah Ruenger - You’ve Got Male
Best Crew - Center Grove and MT ZION
Best combo - Glenwood Titan Fever
5RU - Sullivan Singers
4RU - Wheeling Legacy
3RU - Prospect Mixed Company
2RU - Mt Zion Swingsations (tied for 1RU, Best Vocals broke the tie)
1RU - Glenwood Titan Fever
GC/BV/BC - Center Grove Sound System
Junior high results
Grand Champion -Arlington Heights Center Stage
1st RU- Mount Zion Sound System
2nd runner up- Peoria Area Vocal Velocity
3rd runner up- Sullivan Singers Jr.
4th runner up- Mount Zion Sound Check
5th runner up- Johns Hill Xperience
6th runner up- Thomas Jefferson Music Machine
Best choreography- Mount Zion Sound Staten
Best Vocals- Arlington Heights Center Stage
Premiere Choice Award (People’s Choice)- Johns Hill Xperience
on Mar 17, 2018, 3:33 AM (Edited by swingsationer)
Arlington Heights Middle school added to day one, they are on at 6:30. Mtz soundcheck is now on at 6:00.
Wheeling legacy is now performing at 5:30, day two, all the other groups performing before Legacy are just moved up 30 minutes earlier.
'Sound Check" Mt. Zion Single-Gender 6:30pm
"Music Machine" Thomas Jefferson Mixed 7:00pm
"Vocal Velocity" Peoria Performing Arts Mixed 7:30pm
"Xperience!" Johns Hill Mixed 8:00pm
"Singers, Jr" Sullivan Mixed 8:30pm
"Sound System" Mt. Zion Mixed 9:00pm
"You've Got Male" Mt. Zion Single-Gender 9:30am
"Accent" Center Grove Single-Gender 10:00am
"Company" Prospect Single-Gender 10:30am
"Les Femmes" Mt. Zion Single-Gender 11:00am
"The Debtones" Center Grove Single-Gender 11:30am
"Soundwave" Peoria Performing Arts Prep 1:00pm
"Sensations" Springfield Southeast Prep 1:30pm
"Surround Sound" Center Grove Prep 2:00pm
"Premiere" Mt. Zion Prep 2:30pm