Crazy how few groups are competing here this year, especially compared to last year! I apologize if it isn’t possible for 2 prep groups to make finals. I know the top scoring one gets in anyway but unsure if they score high enough of a second one can make it in too. If so please let me know for an edit!
GC: Onalaska (BV, BB)
1RU: North St. Paul (BC)
2RU: St. Francis
3RU: Onalaska Express
5RU: Old Abe
It’s probably a mixture of both. While there are groups who were at Colby last year that are at Parkview this year, the number of competitions the first weekend went down one between 2019 and 2020, as Viterbo moved a weekend back (granted, they weren’t a terribly large in-state draw) and Parkview’s competition did compete with Colby last year on the same day. With many public schools having two or less days back after winter break, it limits the amount of time some groups like to have immediately before their first competition of the year.
I think that Viterbo prefers to have their competition on the first weekend of the year, but they were unable this year because school does not start back of up for them until later. Most members of the group would be out of town.
Personally I'd like to add in I think that North St. Paul definitely has the potential of taking 1RU at this comp. Last season they were very strong in the beginning of the season especially and I'm excited to see them this season as well.
Thanks for the line-up, Mr. Delnay. We also received the schedule with times and that's posted above. They're taking 6 finalists plus the top prep group for a total of 7 finalists. Finals start at 6 pm.
From what I can remember this hasn’t happened here (yet) but I know that finals placement is based on the top 6 scoring groups no matter what division you are in. Colby has allowed the top prep group into finals for a number of years now to create a total of 7 finalists. It’s honestly hard to say what would happen if that situation were to occur. Excited to see how this competition shakes out!
GC: Onalaska (BC)(BB)
1RU: St Francis "Bridge Street Singers" (BV)
2RU: Mayville "Cardinal Singers"
3RU: North St. Paul "Northern Lights"
4RU: Memoral "Old Abe Show Choir"
5RU: Onalaska "Express"
6RU: Altoona "Locomotion"