Happiness, I'm so proud of you! You've stayed in there, never given up, and tonight was a special night for you guys. It's been an honor to work with you, and I'm gonna miss the seniors next year. Very proud of my West Delaware and Anamosa peeps also!!! God bless, Damon
GC: Cedar Rapids Kennedy “Happiness Inc.” (Sweep)
1RU: Muscatine “River City Rhythm”
2RU: Davenport North “Northside Establishment”
3RU: Des Moines Roosevelt “Revelation”
4RU: West Delaware “WD Forte”
5RU: Williamsburg “Sound Attraction” OR Harrisonville “Music Makers”
The last finalist spot could vary for me. Williamsburg has done extremely well this year and is a bit slept on in my opinion, but never the less, Harrisonville is also extremely good, and has an equal chance of making it. Good luck everyone! Wish my choir was going to this, but I’ll be at Fort Madison.
Greetings, friends and fellow directors! We are pleased to announce and invite you to the 35th Annual Jefferson Invitational at Jefferson High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, held this coming year on March 1st & 2nd, 2019. In addition to our show choir competition, we are excited to continue offering our Jazz Choir & Concert Choir contests and Solo Contest. With the NEIBA/SEIBA Jazz Band Festivals occurring on the same date, we will work to accommodate your performers to allow them to do both events.
Middle School Show Choirs and High School Jazz Choirs will be held on Friday, March 1st. On Saturday, March 2nd, we will feature concert choirs, our solo contest, and show choirs in the following categories: Prep/Single-Gender, 1A, 2A, 3A, and Open Class. Recent Judges Include: Michael Reese, Allen Chapman, Peter Eklund, Gerry Kreitzer, Dina Else, Michelle Jenson, Luke Johnson, Kevin Chase, Ryan Person, Ray Saluka, Joel Foreman, Ann Berry, Jim Berry, Adam Peters, Brent Peterson, Lynn Rothrock, Ben Eklund, & Beth Mueller.
Registration is now open – slots are already filling up, and will continue to fill quickly, especially at the middle school level. Once again, we offer EARLY BIRD registration – a $50 discount simply for registering early! The link to register is located at https://goo.gl/forms/NE4ZsPNd8yb1dn3G2.
Please contact us if you have questions about our competition. We have enjoyed some of the finest competitive groups in the Midwest over the past 30 years – we hope your talented groups can help make the 35th Annual Jefferson Invitational the best yet!