The scores in the festival division must have been unbelievably close based on the way the caption awards fell, with Midland Trail winning it. After seeing both Trail and South Harrison I had NO idea who was going to win. Notre Dame was surprisingly VERY good, I had seen them previously at the South Harrison competition, and couldn't believe the improvement between these two events.
Now that things are slowing down... thanks Mr. Kincaid for clarifying how divisions actually work here (and for providing full results!). That was most helpful and the event page is fully updated. Congrats to Hurricane for 4 state titles in a row.
2nd Place Class C Poca High School
1st Place Class C Sissonville High School
2nd Place Class B Robert C. Byrd High School
1st Place Class B Winfield High School
2nd Place Class A Morgantown High School
1st Place Class A Hurricane High School
Outstanding Instrumental Soloist Noah Miller - Hurricane
Outstanding Instrumental Ensemble Hurricane High School
Oustanding Male Soloist Jacobie Kilgore - Martinsburg
Outstanding Female Soloist Autumn Coleman - Poca
Outstanding Costumes Hurricane High School
Outstanding Show Design Hurricane High School
Outstanding Choral Sound Hurricane High School
Outstanding Choreography Hurricane High School
4th Runner Up Overall Cabell Midland High School
3rd Runner Up Overall Martinsburg High School
2nd Runner Up Overall Morgantown High School
1st Runner Up Overall Winfield High School
GRAND CHAMPION Hurricane High School
Oustanding Instrumental Soloist- Simon Cheuvront - South Harrison
Oustanding Instrumental Ensemble- South Harrison High School
Oustanding Male Soloist- Kasen Hurst - South Harrison
Oustanding Female Soloist- Maryn Seamon - Notre Dame
Oustanding Costumes- South Harrison High School
Oustanding Show Design- Midland Trail High School
Oustanding Choral Sound- Notre Dame High School
Outstanding Choreography- South Harrison High School
3rd Place- Notre Dame High School
2nd Place- South Harrison High School
1st Place- Midland Trail High Schoo
NonMixed Division Results:l
Outstanding Instrumental Soloist- Katie Keen, Hurricane High School
Outstanding Instrumental Ensemble- Hurricane High School
Outstanding Female- Soloist Carly Vickers, Hurricane High School
Outstanding Costumes- Hurricane High School
Outstanding Show Design- Hurricane High School
Outstanding Choral Sound- Hurricane High School
Outstanding Choreography- Hurricane High School
1st Place Hurricane High School "Heat Wave"
Oustanding Instrumental Soloist Jairus Thurston - Martinsburg South
Oustanding Instrumental Ensemble South Harrison
Oustanding Male Soloist Tyler Mason - Musselman
Outstanding Female Soloist Trinity Jenkins - Martinsburg South
Outstanding Costumes South Harrison Middle School
Outstanding Show Design Martinsburg South Middle School
Outstanding Choral Sound Martinsburg South Middle School
Outstanding Choreography Martinsburg South Middle School
4th Runner Up Overall South Harrison Middle School
3rd Runner Up Overall Ansted Middle School
2nd Runner Up Overall Musselman Middle School
1st Runner Up Overall Washington Irving Middle School
GRAND CHAMPION Martinsburg South Middle School
Rob- That's what I was implying. They do placements by subdivision.. and then announce the top 5 overall anyways. Why? Either metric/classification is fine, but doing both seems indecisive.
Ultimately, we can only display it one way on here. It looks like last year's event is posted by A/B/C class and that the overall placements are not posted. Meanwhile, the actual schedule for this event just lists them all as Championship. So, is Championship considered the official division type or is it the A/B/C classes? I'm good with whatever the preference is, this just doesn't make sense to me in terms of which way it should be posted.
It's always been my understanding that the champion in each class is the "state champion" for that class in the same way that sports championships in WV are divided by class, but the overall awards are more for bragging rights as being the "overall" champion.
Well thanks for the clarification! It's adjusted up above. At the end of the day, if WV directors and students like this system that's all that matters. It still seems silly to me and a bad metric to crown so many state champions by class in a state that doesn't have that many mixed competitive show choirs to begin with. Compared to Indiana, for example, which is so dang show choir dense and they simply award two state champs based on a large/small split... no festival or A/B/C or comparing the overall scores regardless of division. Probably the only time I'll praise ISSMA.
The Championship is ONE division. The class awards are just subdivisions to see how you would place in your relative school size.. There are no Grand Champions in each class A, B, C. There are 1st and 2nd in those divisions kinda like class divisions during prelims at most competitions. The only Grand Champions the vocal association gives out is to the Grand Champion of the Middle School and the Overall Grand Champion of the Championship division.
WV Vocal Music Association President
There is a 1st and 2nd place in each class and then overall placements in the Championship division. It is no different than most of the festivals you always attend when younger class awards in prelims and then overall awards in finals. Here, there is just no finals.