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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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MakeaBelief on Mar 1, 2020, 12:45 AM (Edited)
Post #23
Finalist in performance order:

Ankeny Centennial "Eternal Rush"
CR Jefferson "West Side Delegation"
CR Washington "Momentum"
Urbandale "Studio"
Waukee "Millennium"
Ankeny Centennial "Spectrum"

JWill on Feb 29, 2020, 10:26 PM
Post #22
Incredible show from Spectrum, but Waukee has the best vocals I’ve heard all year.


MakeaBelief on Feb 29, 2020, 7:20 PM
Post #21
Prep Results:
GC: Urbandale "Vitality" (BV, BC, BB)
1RU: Washington "Celebration"
2RU: CR Jeff "Ovation"
3RU: Waukee "Spirit"
4RU: Ankeny Centennial "Chaos"

Best Male Soloist: CR Jeff, Meric Gabrielson
Best Female Soloist: Urbandale, Elise McDowell

UOSCF on Feb 25, 2020, 7:49 PM (Edited)
Post #18

Stopped by to take a picture of the sign hanging off of the U.S. Cellular Center. It's probably at least 15 feet tall and hanging 3-4 stories in the air. I can't wait to see a competition in an arena that held a rock concert last weekend.


jacob.steg on Feb 26, 2020, 12:11 AM
Post #19
Do you have a photo of the sign you could possibly put a link to on here? I'd love to see it before I go there this weekend!

UOSCF on Feb 26, 2020, 1:39 PM
Post #20
It's showing up for me...

SpectrumMom on Feb 18, 2020, 12:54 PM
Post #13
Do you know if they will be providing a live stream of the event? I am so sad that I am unable to attend this event at the new venue.

CDSWgrimly on Feb 25, 2020, 5:23 PM
Post #16
I bet there will be a livestream

juliofrommississippi on Feb 25, 2020, 5:58 PM
Post #17
The competition website says there will be no livestream


Storm on Jan 20, 2020, 8:24 PM
Post #11
Hi everyone! Just a quick note to let you know our website is live and has most of the pertinent information about Raise the Roof at the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids. We'll be updating as further information becomes available. Web address is:

Hope to see you there!


DMpapel10 on Feb 18, 2020, 1:00 PM
Post #14
GC: spectrum (bc/bv)
1st runner up: millennium (bb)
2nd runner up: studio
3rd runner up: Company of Singers
4th runner up: West Side Delegation
5th runner up: Eternal Rush

ellielashier on Feb 16, 2020, 2:52 PM
Post #12

GC: Spectrum
1RU: Studio
2RU: Millenium
3RU: Eternal Rush
4RU: Nova

Best Vocals: Millenium
Best Choreo: Spectrum
Best Band: Spectrum


Storm on Sep 3, 2019, 1:55 PM
Post #10
We had a school that had to back out due to an ACDA convention appearance, so that means we have room for 1 or 2 more groups. If you're interested, please contact me at


Storm on Jul 30, 2019, 10:51 PM
Post #5
I am so excited to announce that the Kennedy Raise The Roof Show Choir Invitational is moving! Not dates...just location! Beginning with this year's event, the students, parents, and staff of Kennedy High School will produce Raise the Roof at the US Cellular Center located in downtown Cedar Rapids. We hope you can join us at the US Cellular Center on 2/29/20 for an event where we have truly raised the roof! With professional sound and lights, three loading docks for groups to load and unload, ample equipment storage, an incredible seat for every student, parent, and fan, and a rock concert atmosphere, Raise the Roof will be the place to be on Leap Day 2020!

We have an incredible lineup of competing groups from Cedar Rapids Washington, Cedar Rapids Jefferson, Ankeny Centennial, Urbandale, Totino Grace, Sioux Falls Roosevelt, and Waukee. I can't even tell you how excited we are!!

While the contest is full for 2020, if you would like your students to experience the incredible excitement of this professional venue in the future, please drop me a note at Dates for 2021 are 2/26 and 2/27/2021. LET'S RAISE THE ROOF!

idmjedi on Jul 31, 2019, 4:26 AM
Post #6
This is already a contender for one of the best competitions of next year!

JustYourEveryDaySonO on Jul 31, 2019, 1:35 PM
Post #7
100% True

Häakon on Aug 4, 2019, 12:54 AM
Post #8
How exciting!

juliofrommississippi on Aug 7, 2019, 4:33 PM
Post #9
Having been to the US Cellular Center COUNTLESS times, including wonderful graduation memories for all of my family, I am so intrigued by this change. I can’t wait to see how it all plays out! And dang, what a bloodbath!


goinggray on Jul 6, 2019, 2:30 PM
Post #4
This is always a top-notch competition, and it's run REALLY well!!!

JustYourEveryDaySonO on May 9, 2019, 2:34 AM
Post #1
Man it is not even 2020 but, this competion is starting to look really fun. Groups Like Ankeny Centennial, Sioux Falls Roosevelt, GCS (maybe), and maybe more :0 on the way. This is going to be such a fun competion once 2020 rolls around.

nc on May 13, 2019, 9:40 PM
Post #2
I think Urbandale is planning to come as well!!

JustYourEveryDaySonO on Jun 26, 2019, 8:21 PM
Post #3
Now, Waukee and CR Washington now!!! This is going to be a must see competition. I wish I could go a see it for myself.

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