Judges for this competition are:
Chris Miller - Critique / Finals Scoring
Ines Cring - Critique / Finals Scoring
Ben Walters - Scoring
Eric J. Hayes Jr. - Scoring
Julie Schneiders - Scoring
David Wilkinson - Caption Awards
Warm-Up Time Performance Time Group Name School Category
7:50 8:20 Panther Prowl Walcott Intermediate MS
8:30 9:00 Center Stage Davenport North Prep
9:00 9:30 Encore Muscatine Prep
9:30 10:00 Impact Liberty Prep
10:00 10:30 Impact Dubuque Wahlert Prep
11:30 12:00 West Connection Davenport West 4A
12:00 12:30 Dimensions Dowling Catholic 4A
12:30 1:00 Northside Establishment Davenport North 4A
1:00 1:30 River City Rhythm Muscatine 4A
1:45 2:15 Storm Liberty 4A
2:15 2:45 Impulse Dubuque Wahlert 4A
2:45 3:15 5th Avenue Western Dubuque 4A
3:15 3:45 Limited Edition Tomah 4A
4:15 EXHIBITION in Performing Arts Center Bettendorf
5:00 Awards in Gym
6:30 1st Finalist
7:00 2nd Finalist
7:30 3rd Finalist
8:00 4th Finalist
8:30 5th Finalist
9:00 6th Finalist
9:30 EXHIBITION in Performing Arts Center Bettendorf
10:00 Awards in the Performing Arts Center
It’s competitions like this that make me wish my choir would travel more. Here are my predictions.
GC: Wahlert Catholic “Impulse” (BV) (BC)
1RU: Muscatine “River City Rhythm”
2RU: Dowling Catholic “Dimensions”
3RU: Davenport North “Northside Establishment”
4RU: Tomah “Limited Edition”
5RU: Liberty “Storm” (BB)
Band could go to anyone, but I was particularly impressed with Liberty’s band last year. Also, just because I left Western Dubuque and Davenport West out does not mean I don’t think they’ll make finals. Western Dubuque was impressive last year, as they took GC at West Delaware and had a very good performance at Fort Madison. West Connection also did really well, and neither groups should be counted out just yet. Good luck to all who are competing.
I quite enjoy reading your thoughtful posts with reasons why you predict groups in certain spots. It's something I wish people would do more. That said, I found this one a little funny...
Also, just because I left Western Dubuque and Davenport West out does not mean I don’t think they’ll make finals.
By leaving them out - of a prediction - isn't that exactly what you're saying?
I'm mostly teasing, because I'm sure what you mean is that both groups are fully capable of also making finals. That said, a prediction is a guess... and the reality is that only 6 groups will place. It's the reason predictions can be challenging, because by saying "I think this group will win," you're saying that literally every other group won't. That of course doesn't mean that you think every other group is BAD... it's just a guess at the placement order with the best information you have. And that is completely ok to say that without shame!