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 Show Choir Community > Events > 2020 Season > Show Choir Nationals 2020

Event Info

March 26th-28th, 2020

Venue Info

Grand Ole Opry
Opry House
2804 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN 37214

Phone: (615) 871-6779

Event Details

No. of Attending Choirs:

  12 Mixed Groups
  4 Womens Groups


  Clinton "Attaché"


  Adam Pulver

  Debora Utley

  Jeff Gemar

  David Fehr

  Tori Brindis

  Robert Allen (Band)

  Shanna Luckett (Best Performer / Solo)

Ticket Prices:

$20 - Thursday
$20 - Friday
$20 - Saturday


Show Choir Nationals 2020 (CANCELLED)

Event Site
Live Stream

Mixed Division

Groups in order of performance


 Olentangy High School
Placement Unknown 


 Jackson Academy
Placement Unknown 

 Capital Swing

 Manchester High School
Placement Unknown 


 Jackson Preparatory School
Placement Unknown 


 Mt. Zion High School
Placement Unknown 

 The Network

 Homewood High School
Placement Unknown 

 Sound FX

 Los Alamitos High School
Placement Unknown 

 First Edition

 Findlay High School
Placement Unknown 

 Cedar Rapids Washington High School
Placement Unknown 
Allen and Sandra Chapman Outstanding Director Award (Peter Westphalen) 


 North Central High School
Placement Unknown 

 Happiness, Inc.

 Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School
Placement Unknown 

 Elite Energy

 Decatur High School
Placement Unknown 

Womens Division

Groups in order of performance

 Touch of Swing

 Manchester High School
Placement Unknown 


 Olentangy High School
Placement Unknown 


 Los Alamitos High School
Placement Unknown 


 North Central High School
Placement Unknown 

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Ryan Shapiro on Mar 12, 2020, 2:23 AM (Edited)
Post #108
Nothing is final until it has happened. SIGN THE LETTER OF SUPPORT HERE!

itsevankonig on Mar 11, 2020, 11:35 PM
Post #106
Sadly it looks like Manchester has dropped out.

itsevankonig on Mar 11, 2020, 1:16 AM
Post #103
Currently praying to my lucky stars that the coronavirus doesn’t affect the roster or the competition itself.


jdcritt on Mar 11, 2020, 3:51 AM
Post #104

itsevankonig on Mar 11, 2020, 4:18 AM
Post #105
I am fully aware that there is no reason to panic, however I can’t say the same for the schools.


jdcritt on Mar 9, 2020, 6:39 PM
Post #102
Videos Links for the Competing Mixed Groups:

Olentangy "Keynotes"
Jackson Academy "Encore"
Jackson Prep "Reveillon"
Mt. Zion "Swingsations"
Homewood "The Network"
Cedar Rapids Washington "Momentum"
Cedar Rapids Kennedy "Happiness, Inc."
Decatur "Elite Energy"

Findlay and North Central might could be found on some YouTube live streams. Los Al and Manchester don't have any videos available that I know of.


Johnathon on Mar 9, 2020, 5:20 AM
Post #101
I think:

1. Los Alamitos BV, BC
2. North Central (I still think they will come in strong for their last comp!)
3. Mt. Zion
4. Decatur
5. Findlay
6. Manchester

itsevankonig on Mar 9, 2020, 5:15 AM (Edited)
Post #100
Updated Prediction #19374722:
GC: Los Alamitos (BV) (BC)
1RU: Mt. Zion
2RU: Findlay (BB)
3RU: Homewood
4RU: Decatur
5RU: Cedar Rapids Kennedy

EDIT: Had Manchester in 6th, replaced with Kennedy after they withdrew.

H2theN on Mar 8, 2020, 11:15 PM
Post #98
GC: Los Alamitos
1RU: Mt.Zion (BC)
2RU: Decatur (BV)
3RU: Findlay (BB)
4RU: Homewood
5RU: North Central
Now I know this looks a little crazy, but hear me out. Watching the stream of Los Alamitos’ show last night, it’s clear that they’re definitely well rounded and it’s going to be extremely difficult to take a caption from them. However, with the track records that both Mt.Zion and Decatur have this year, I think that it’s completely possible that these two groups could be the ones to take these captions. Findlay has been very consistent this year and i’m confident that they’ll place well here. Now in my eyes, it’s a toss up between Homewood, North Central, and Manchester for those 5th/6th spots. Homewood had a bit of a rocky start but they seem to be picking up steam very quickly. Same goes for North Central. Manchester coming right out the gate and beating Hurricane was definitely unexpected, so I think they’ll be a force to be reckoned with. Overall, this lineup is very strong and I wouldn’t be surprised if some results came out that turned the show choir world on its head


Predictionsarecool78 on Mar 9, 2020, 1:21 AM
Post #99
I second this but still give los al the vocal caption. Same placements though!


nwalker99 on Mar 7, 2020, 6:33 AM
Post #97
I would absolutely kill for a livestream of this comp. best of luck to all the groups, this'll be a fun one!!

JustYourEveryDaySonO on Feb 19, 2020, 7:54 PM
Post #75
GC: Los Alamitos "Sound FX" (BV)
1RU: Mt. Zion "Swingsations" (BC)
2RU: Findlay "First Edition"
3RU: Decatur "Elite Energy"
4RU: North Central "Counterpoints"
5RU: Cedar Rapids Kennedy "Happiness, Inc"

JustYourEveryDaySonO on Mar 2, 2020, 12:47 AM
Post #94
Updated Predictions
GC: Los Alamitos “Sound FX” (BV)
1RU: Mt Zion “Swingsation” (BC)
2RU: Manchester “Capital Swing”
3RU: Findlay “First Edition”
4RU: Decatur “Elite Energy”
5RU: Homewood “The Network”
I feel like Manchester "Capital Swing" is going to be the sleeper at this competition. Mostly after beating Hurricane High School "Ret Hot" this past weekend.

Ross H on Mar 2, 2020, 2:14 PM
Post #95

GC: Los Alamitos (BV)
1RU: Mt. Zion "Swingsations" (BC, BB)
2RU: Findlay "First Edition"
3RU: Homewood "The Network"
4RU: North Central "Counterpoints"
5RU: Decatur "Elite Energy"

Itskevon on Dec 6, 2019, 4:30 AM
Post #18

GC - North Central (BV, BC)
1st ru - Findlay (BB)
2nd ru - Los Alamitos
3rd ru - Homewood
4th ru - Mt. Zion
5th ru - Decatur

ThomasL on Dec 11, 2019, 4:42 PM
Post #19
that ain't it chief

willieboi2000 on Dec 11, 2019, 7:09 PM
Post #20
I get that "anything can happen" but the only group here I could see beating Los Alamitos is the host choir lol

latham_nance on Dec 12, 2019, 1:10 AM
Post #21
I would like to second both of the counter comments above.

Max noble on Dec 12, 2019, 5:30 AM
Post #22
Clinton isn’t all that great to be honest.


bryan. on Dec 12, 2019, 5:52 AM (Edited)
Post #23
Oh I hope this is some joke that I don’t understand haha edit because I didn’t specify what I was responding to. Clinton is perfection.

Häakon on Dec 12, 2019, 6:06 AM
Post #24
I might just have a convenient solution for all of your varied perspectives.


dylanthoren on Dec 12, 2019, 3:07 PM
Post #25
I actually heard that Viterbo "Platinum Edition" is hosting this year.


tunderwoodC3 on Dec 12, 2019, 3:59 PM
Post #26
They are hosting at HOA Nashville not at Show Choir Nationals..


Sumo1dog on Dec 13, 2019, 2:28 AM
Post #27
Medina beat Findlay last month, so you really never know..

Max noble on Dec 13, 2019, 5:32 AM
Post #28
Not joking


jdcritt on Dec 13, 2019, 7:21 PM
Post #29
I mean, for all the hype that they get, I can understand that opinion. In all honesty, I haven't liked their shows as much after the 2016 Carnival show, but everything about a Clinton show is executed perfectly and performed convincingly. That's why Clinton cannot be beaten.

itsevankonig on Dec 13, 2019, 7:59 PM
Post #30
Clinton and Los Alamitos are amazing, but I am a firm believer of "anything can happen".

juliofrommississippi on Dec 14, 2019, 4:55 AM
Post #31
Nothing beats a good ole mid-90s to mid-00s Attaché. 2003 and 2004 can compete anytime, anywhere. <3

BradDavis on Dec 14, 2019, 5:37 PM
Post #32
Clinton isn't all that great (to you) is cool because you're entitled to your opinion. I'm just curious as to what more they would have to do to be considered great in your eyes. As if their current winning streak of 18 consecutive Grand Championships (with zero loss of captions) wasn't enough lol.

Max noble on Dec 14, 2019, 7:42 PM
Post #33
They rarely go against great groups also theire vocals recently are not very good. I agree they used to be really great but it’s just not that good anymore and if you don’t agree with me cool

willieboi2000 on Dec 14, 2019, 9:29 PM
Post #34
Go look at some of the competitions Clinton has attended in recent years: Glenwood 2019, Los Alamitos 2018, 2016, and 2014, FAME Orlando 2015, etc. You don't consider any of those competing groups great? Because to me it looks like some of the best groups in the nation, and Clinton beat all of them. Not trying to argue, but you can't say Clinton rarely goes against great groups when they compete against (and sweep) several of the best groups in the nation every year.

BradDavis on Dec 14, 2019, 9:43 PM (Edited)
Post #35
Petal, John Burrough's, Ankeny Centennial, Westside High School, Marysville High School, Wheaton Warrenville South, Center Grove, MT. Zion, Carmel, Twinsburg, Shepard Hill. These are some amazing groups they've bested in the past 4 years. They "rarely" go against great groups? I'm just not seeing the logic in that statement. To each their own I suppose... <3


jdcritt on Dec 14, 2019, 11:18 PM
Post #36
If memory serves me well, the scores weren’t close in any of their victories in the last four years as well with the exception of Auburn 2019 at Jasper (9 points), and Homewood 2017 at Petal (10 points). To Max’s point, they almost never face competition in the South outside of the occasional encounter with a strong Homewood, Petal, or Auburn, but there’s always a national competition on their schedule, and they usually sweep that too. Competition strength is relative, though. Think about it, what groups are realistically on Clinton’s level? Los Alamitos, John Burroughs, and Burbank.

Itskevon on Dec 14, 2019, 11:25 PM
Post #37


jdcritt on Dec 15, 2019, 12:04 AM
Post #38
Does anyone actually know where all Clinton is going this year?


Johnathon on Dec 15, 2019, 8:14 PM
Post #40
Wow, this year's obligatory "Is Clinton Really All That Good" conversation happened early in the season!!

Few, if any, groups have been as consistently excellent as Clinton, and I love them. I do wish they would compete with Los Al. And, I wish they'd go up against Burbank and Burroughs--- in a place that is NOT Los Al's competition. Ultimately, it doesn't really matter in the grand scheme of things.

Returning to this competition: if anyone can take Los Al, it would be North Central. No matter how it shakes out, you're looking at a full lineup of well-executed and very entertaining shows.

itsevankonig on Dec 15, 2019, 8:22 PM
Post #41
Have we now set the record for longest thread?


Sumo1dog on Dec 22, 2019, 3:17 AM
Post #43
Yall I think we can agree we CANT use winning streaks to say if Clinton is the best. While yes, they do have the longest streak, they aren't facing consistently top tiered chords every week (for obvious reasons). For instance, Los Al, Burroughs, and Burbank compete almost every weekend with each other, with minuscule differences in points each comp. It is almost impossible to maintain a winning streak. Otherwise I think these three would have much higher winning streaks. While yes Clinton has beaten these choirs (minus Los Al) and more, there's no way to tell unless each top tiered choir faced off with their strongest show ever. Besides that, its all subjective. I mean I'm from Ohio. At this point we can't even decide who's the "best." Everything has changed every single year.

BradDavis on Dec 22, 2019, 3:19 PM
Post #44
whether they are the best is up for debate, but the discussion was on rather if they were “great” which by their record I would argue a strong and definite yes.

Max noble on Dec 22, 2019, 3:29 PM
Post #45
They are good but they are not as great as everyone makes them out to be in my opinion.


Sumo1dog on Dec 22, 2019, 4:48 PM
Post #46
Oh most definitely. It shows their prowess, especially since they usually only compete out of state once a year. It shows that they are a force to be reckoned with. Honestly though, we need to see a Los Al vs Clinton showdown at a minimum cause that would be chaotic.

BradDavis on Dec 22, 2019, 4:50 PM
Post #47
I’d love to see the top 20 show choirs in one competition. I’d pay so much money haha, would feel bad for the judges though.


Sumo1dog on Dec 22, 2019, 4:53 PM
Post #48
Same though. I'd pay whatever to see that happen. And the poor judges......the poor souls having to decide that....I couldn't do it.


jdcritt on Dec 23, 2019, 5:24 AM
Post #50
Here’s the thing though: who are the top 20 show choirs?

ChanceConn on Jan 21, 2020, 3:36 AM (Edited)
Post #61
I think we need to take into consideration that the reason Los Al, Burroughs, and Burbank compete against one another every week is because they live in the same state and travel is less expensive when you’ve got great competitions in your own back yard. Contrary to popular belief Clinton isn’t made of money and can’t afford to travel out to California every week or the Midwest, so like every choir from every region majority of your comps will be in your state or states adjacent to you with one or two being farther out of town. In the south we maybe have 4 groups that can compete on a national level and Clinton has beat them year after year. We don’t need to debate what has been proven time and time again, Clinton Attache is great and will be great as long as one Mr. David Fehr is over their direction. I’m not debating the worth of any other choir on this list but let’s be real if Clinton was to compete with those California groups we’d just have another Los Al Xtravaganza 2016.


Sumo1dog on Jan 21, 2020, 3:59 AM
Post #62
I will disagree completely with that notion. While Clinton travels, beating a group one year is NOT an indicator that they're better. Again take Ohio, like my lord every week its a new winner against the same groups competing.. Pit Clinton against Burroughs and Burbank for one year at one comp and not seeing either groups for 3-4 more years til the next show down is not an indicator that they're better in the slightest. That's too subjective. I mean pit em against Burroughs in 2017 or 2019, and Burbank 2017 or 2019 shows and I guarantee you'd be seeing some different results from each of the judges in all choirs favors... It's why its too subjective to even think they'd win again. You dont know unless it happens.

ChanceConn on Jan 21, 2020, 4:27 AM (Edited)
Post #63
Clinton 5-2 against Burroughs and 3-0 against Burbank. So history shows that Clinton has been consistently better than these groups. And the 18 consecutive GC streak with 80 grand champions under their belt 7 2nd places 1 3rd and 1 4th place is only adding to the notion that Clinton is one of the best. It shouldn’t matter how often a group competes against other groups because years of winning all across the country show how great they are. And yes of course show choir in and of itself is a subjective sport based on judges opinions but any good adjudicator knows how to judge a group based on their performance and I’m sorry, Clinton performs to near perfection. It’s proven time and time again. They wouldn’t be scoring as well as they do and as far ahead of other groups if they were “alright.” It’s almost foolish to call them anything less than amazing for all they’ve done in their history. Same to Burroughs, Burbank and Los Al. They are amazing. Are they as technically sound as Clinton? In my opinion no. Until Burbank and Burroughs over take Clinton in records I will have to stand by my opinion that Clinton will best them any time they see one another.


Crk15 on Jan 21, 2020, 11:36 AM
Post #64
Had Clinton met Los Al or John Burroughs last year, they wouldn’t have won.

latham_nance on Jan 21, 2020, 7:02 PM
Post #65
I don’t believe it is possible to determine who is the “Best” program in the country, considering how many different presentations/executions of show choir there are. I think is much easier to define though who is the most successful show choir based on the program establishment to competitive placement ratio. So to just state it again determining who is the best show choir of all time is, in my opinion, is impossible.

Mu$tyDaniel on Jan 24, 2020, 12:46 AM
Post #66
Say sike RN


Johnathon on Jan 25, 2020, 3:03 PM
Post #67
Another thought I have (and this goes for any of the few groups that have been able to take down a California group this past decade) is that these competitions always happen in March.

That's still kind of early for the California season- but it is when the Southern and Midwest groups are at their peak. Somebody better wait until John Burroughs' competition. Compete with the best, when they're at their best!


drumcorpsnut42 on Jan 29, 2020, 3:52 AM (Edited)
Post #68
Oh, BOO Max! Clinton is that great.

juliofrommississippi on Jan 29, 2020, 4:45 AM
Post #69
Having seen Los Al and Burroughs at SCN in past years, they are PLENTY ready for a national competition then!


Kspurlin11 on Feb 10, 2020, 3:30 AM
Post #71
I also believe that Homewood “The Network” has a good chance in placing. They are a very good group and get better every performance! Looking forward to seeing the results of this competiton!


Gabrielcastaneda199x on Feb 18, 2020, 6:55 AM
Post #73
Is Clinton competing at Burroughs or hart this year ???? imagine hart Los al Burbank Burroughs Clinton I’ve never seen Clinton and Los al go head to head


jdcritt on Feb 18, 2020, 5:20 PM
Post #74
That’s because the only California contest they’ve been to is Los Al. They usually go there every other year.


Lalafly on Feb 27, 2020, 8:33 AM
Post #80
Try that prediction again.


drumcorpsnut42 on Feb 27, 2020, 11:23 PM (Edited)
Post #81
That ain't it, Itskevon! Los Alamitos almost a sure bet to win, North Central struggling somewhat this year, Findlay unpredictable, Homewood not as good as most people would like to think they are. Mt. Zion and Decatur are both having very good years and you can never count the Iowa schools out.

Itskevon on Feb 28, 2020, 2:37 AM
Post #85
First of all we are not struggling, we loss one competition and got second at our first competition it’s not the end of the world. We have four weeks till nationals you never know what could happen. Second it’s a prediction, I made this prediction Dec 5, 2019 it was just for fun. Finally show choir is fun and it’s great competing against other amazing show choirs so don’t think I’m trying to be little other choirs because I’m not I’m just stating that I feel like my schools top show choir has a very good chance of winning that’s all. ????

Itskevon on Feb 28, 2020, 2:37 AM
Post #86
No I think I’ll keep it the same.???? thx for ur input tho


jdcritt on Feb 28, 2020, 3:34 AM
Post #87
I would like to second that North Central is not struggling this year. They’re a solid group facing stiff competition in the early stages of their season. People said that last time they came, and they swept the competition unanimously. Also, Homewood is every bit as good as they should have been expected to be, if not better - this group would surely beat the highly touted 2012 edition with a clean sweep. I suppose when you base everything off arbitrary placements rather than the merits of each group’s performance, you become blind to how strong they actually are.


drumcorpsnut42 on Feb 28, 2020, 9:45 PM (Edited)
Post #88
Sorry about having apparently offended so many people with my post, although I guess I more or less expected this reaction as soon as I posted it. In my defense, North Central has suffered defeats that shouldn't have happened to a group that intends to be a National Champion, considering the over-all strength of the opposition they will be facing. Homewood IS every bit as good as they should have been and I have expected them to be, but I know, just from their general history, that they have rarely been able to compete with the super-power groups. In general, I am only speaking the truth about all of these groups, based on what I have seen up to this point, and where their progression will take them. As many people already know, I CAN BE highly opinionated. Not trying to discredit anyone.

BradDavis on Feb 29, 2020, 5:04 AM
Post #90
I would like to 3rd against the notion that NC is struggling, and Homewood's show is quite phenomenal. I had the privilege of witnessing it in person. Also I wouldn't count on how a group places throughout the season as a sole indicator of how they will do nationally. For example, at this very same competition last year, Auburn had one of their strongest shows and best seasons and came short of placing for finals. I appreciate and respect your opinion and I'm not sure you're offending anyone we just disagree on some key phraseology.<3


Mr.HJA on Mar 1, 2020, 9:09 AM
Post #91
Not when they’ve struggled to make a final.


drumcorpsnut42 on Mar 1, 2020, 10:19 PM (Edited)
Post #93
I don't believe that is exactly how my statement read when I made my prognosis leading into SCN. Obviously, as the past has often shown us, anything can happen at this show, and that is how I am looking at it now and why I haven't, as of yet, made a prediction.

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