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 Show Choir Community > Events > 2020 Season > Cedar Rapids Kennedy Raise the Roof! 2020

Event Info

February 29th, 2020

Venue Info

U.S. Cellular Center
370 1st Avenue NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Phone: (319) 398-5211

Event Details

No. of Attending Choirs:

  14 Mixed Groups
  2 Womens Groups
  1 Mens Groups


  Cedar Rapids Kennedy "Happiness, Inc."
  Cedar Rapids Kennedy "Protégé"
  Cedar Rapids Kennedy "Chanteurs"


  Trent Buglewicz

  Bill Griffel

  Ly Wilder

  Bob Anderson (Captions/Scoring)

  Dina Else (Critique/Scoring)

  Lexi Robson (Critique/Critique)

  Jared Wacker (Band/Scoring)

Ticket Prices:

Adults - $18.00
Students and Senior Citizens - $15.00
?Children 5 and Under - FREE


Cedar Rapids Kennedy Raise the Roof! 2020

Event Site
Live Stream



 Ankeny Centennial High School
Grand Champion 
Best Vocals 
Best Choreography 

 Waukee High School
First Runner Up 
Best Band 
Best Male Soloist (Brady Welch) 
Best Instrumentalist 

 Urbandale High School
Second Runner Up 
Best Crew 

 Cedar Rapids Washington High School
3rd Runner Up 
Best Female Soloist (Sofia Burke) 

 West Side Delegation
 Cedar Rapids Jefferson High School
4th Runner Up 

 Eternal Rush
 Ankeny Centennial High School
5th Runner Up 

Open Division (Prelims)
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Prep Division


 Urbandale High School
First Place 
Best Vocals 
Best Choreography 
Best Band 
Best Female Soloist (Elise McDowell) 

 Cedar Rapids Washington High School
Second Place 

 Cedar Rapids Jefferson High School
Third Place 
Best Male Soloist (Meric Gabrielson) 

 Waukee High School
4th Place 

 Ankeny Centennial High School
5th Place 

 Totino-Grace High School
6th Place 

 Cedar Rapids Washington High School
7th Place 

 Rhythmic Momentum
 Ankeny Centennial High School
8th Place 

 Project X
 Ankeny Centennial High School
9th Place 

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Johnathon on Mar 2, 2020, 5:21 AM
Post #38
Did I hear correctly that Lester Ray Miller III is leaving Ankeny Centennial after this year?


GSH1122 on Mar 2, 2020, 12:51 PM
Post #42
Yes, this is his last year

Mr. Temple on Mar 2, 2020, 6:26 PM
Post #43
Nolan Henkle will be taking the reins of the Centennial vocal music program.

ThomasL on Apr 13, 2020, 10:19 AM
Post #48
Is he going some place else or leaving the show choir world entirely?

juliofrommississippi on Mar 4, 2020, 3:03 AM
Post #47
Here are the rest of day placements:

6th- Testostertones
7th- Vivace
8th- Rhythmic Momentum
9th- Project X

Full Open Class Prelims

1st- Spectrum
2nd- Millennium
3rd- Urbandale
4th- CR Washington
5th- CR Jefferson
6th- Eternal Rush
7th- Nova
8th- Totino-Grace


MakeaBelief on Mar 1, 2020, 5:14 AM
Post #24
Final Placements:

GC: Ankeny Centennial "Spectrum (BV, BC)
1RU: Waukee "Millennium"
2RU: Urbandale "Studio"
3RU: CR Washington "Momentum"
4RU: CR Jefferson "West Side Delegation"
5RU: Ankeny Centennial "Eternal Rush"

Jeff. on Mar 1, 2020, 5:19 AM
Post #25
Did they award a band caption?

juliofrommississippi on Mar 1, 2020, 5:37 AM (Edited)
Post #27
Waukee won in day round! Their band was phenomenal!!! They also won best instrumentalist.

I know Sofia Burke from Momentum won BFS. BMS went to someone from Waukee. I’m sorry I don’t know his name!!

Mr. Temple on Mar 1, 2020, 4:55 PM
Post #29
Best Male Soloist from Waukee was Brady Welch.


NotAJudge68 on Mar 2, 2020, 12:38 AM
Post #30
Waukee has been pretty competitive. Anybody know how close it was?

juliofrommississippi on Mar 2, 2020, 2:13 AM (Edited)
Post #32
From watching them it seemed really close. I don’t think anyone in Iowa can touch Centennial visually this year. Maybe Linn-Mar. I love the way Waukee sings, so I thought they could maybe win that caption, but Centennial has a great sound, and sings a lot more soft sections than Waukee. They have a big beautiful sound, but Centennial sings more artistically, I think.

I only caught a glimpse at the finals scores, so this may not be correct, but I think every judge had Centennial first all competition. So I’m not sure it was actually that close.


NotAJudge68 on Mar 2, 2020, 2:47 AM
Post #35
Yeah that’s what I meant. Was it spectrum first on all and waukee second for all. It thanks. I know both have phenomenal shows this year.

juliofrommississippi on Mar 2, 2020, 3:47 AM
Post #37
Sorry it was the longest day ever and I didn’t get a pic of the scores

Mr. Temple on Mar 2, 2020, 12:17 PM
Post #39
I only looked at top 3, but Spectrum was way out in front on raw score and had firsts from all 5 judges in finals. Waukee had 2-2-2-3-3 and Urbandale was 2-2-3-3-4.


NotAJudge68 on Mar 2, 2020, 12:40 PM
Post #41
Thanks!. A very competitive contest with a lot of high level groups...

juliofrommississippi on Mar 2, 2020, 7:27 PM
Post #44
Thanks, Jeff, for confirming. I know Mo had 3-4-4-4-4.


joechoir on Mar 3, 2020, 1:04 AM
Post #45
Having now seen both shows through YouTube I absolutely see what you were saying about the sounds of each group. Waukee has a very traditional show choir sound that is so pleasant to listen to on the ears and they absolutely slay their arrangements.

With that said, Spectrum sounded like they were singing some incredibly different music along with singing with such a beautiful sound and phrasing that I would just give them the tiniest edge. I think this ultimately comes down to preference.


NotAJudge68 on Mar 3, 2020, 7:23 PM
Post #46
Thanks!. A very competitive contest with a lot of high level groups...

svazzano on Mar 2, 2020, 3:23 AM
Post #36
Congratulations to Ankeny Centennial "Spectrum" on their undefeated season. I saw it coming right after their first performance at Johnston this year. Absolutely the most beautiful show I have ever seen. Nobody sings or dances quite like them this year.


ShowChoirFanatic2 on Mar 1, 2020, 2:31 PM
Post #28
Does anyone know where to find a video of waukee

SwingsNathan on Mar 2, 2020, 12:44 AM
Post #31

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