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 Show Choir Community > Events > 2020 Season > Mississippi State Show Choir Contest 2020

Event Info

February 7th-8th, 2020

Venue Info

Pearl River Community College
Poplarville Campus
101 Highway 11 North
Poplarville, MS 39470

Phone: (601) 403-1000

Event Details

No. of Attending Choirs:

  23 Mixed Groups
  5 Womens Groups
  1 Mens Groups
  9 Middle School Groups


  PRCC "The Voices"


  Mark Mangold

  Webb Parker

  Libby Hearn

  Dallas James Pritt

  Jacob Delfs

Ticket Prices: Unknown


Mississippi State Show Choir Contest 2020

Event Site
Live Stream

Mixed Division - Tier I


 Petal High School
First Place 
Best Vocals 
Best Choreography 
Best Show Design 
Best Costumes 

 Madison Central High School
Second Place 

 Varsity Singers
 Auburn High School
Third Place 
RiverRoad Award 

 Enterprise High School
4th Place 
Best Male Performer (Simbiti Wright) 

 Jackson Academy
5th Place 
Best Female Performer (Lizzy Magee) 

Mixed Division - Tier II


 West Jones High School
First Place 
Best Costumes 

 Central Attraction
 Pearl River Central High School
Second Place 

 Center Stage
 Oak Grove High School
Third Place 

 Sound Surge
 Biloxi High School
4th Place 
Best Female Performer (Anna Conine) 

 Sumrall High School
5th Place 
RiverRoad Award 

 South Jones Jr/Sr High School
6th Place 

 Madison Central High School
7th Place 
Best Male Performer (Omari Daniels) 

Mixed Division - Tier III


 Pisgah Jr/Sr High School
First Place 

 Orange Sensations
 Wayne County High School
Second Place 
Best Female Performer (Talandra Bumpers) 

 Laurel High School
Third Place 
Best Costumes 
Best Male Performer (Trey Cocroft) 

 New Era
 West Marion Jr/Sr High School
4th Place 

 Purvis High School
5th Place 

 Total Sound
 Warren Central High School
6th Place 

 Crestview High School
7th Place 

 One A'Chord
 Morton High School
8th Place 
RiverRoad Award 

Single-Gender Division


 Petal High School
First Place 

 Enterprise High School
Second Place 

 Auburn High School
Third Place 

 Pearl River Central High School
4th Place 

 Men at Work
 Auburn High School
5th Place 

 Crestview High School
6th Place 

Middle School Division - Tier I


 Petal Middle School
First Place 
Best Vocals 
Best Choreography 
Best Show Design 

 Clinton Junior High School
Second Place 
RiverRoad Award 
Best Male Performer (Marcus Pollard) 

 Oak Grove Middle School
Third Place 
Best Costumes 

 Jackson Academy
4th Place 

 Enterprise Junior High Schools
5th Place 

 Center Stage
 West Jones Middle School
6th Place 

Middle School Division - Tier II


 Tiger Vibe
 Northeast Jones Jr/Sr High School
First Place 

 Sumrall Middle School
Second Place 

 Sound Storm
 Biloxi Junior High School
Third Place 
Best Female Performer (Ruthie Barnette) 

 New Edition
 Pearl River Central Middle School
4th Place 

 South Jones Jr/Sr High School
5th Place 

 Purvis Middle School
6th Place 

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BradDavis on Feb 9, 2020, 7:39 PM
Post #84
Hey! The Podcast is live here's the link <3

Link: Albertville Diamond Classic, Mississippi State SC Contest, & More...


sclove0003 on Feb 10, 2020, 4:48 PM
Post #86
Super disappointed Petal girls didn't get a shout out on the podcast for their finals placement. They beat JA and that is a HUGE accomplishment for any girls group.

BradDavis on Feb 10, 2020, 4:54 PM
Post #87
I couldve sworn I congratulated them for a dominant season so far hmmmm // and I agree it’s a huge accomplishment but it’s also something that petal ladies have done several times before so props to them


IanNwells on Feb 10, 2020, 8:24 PM
Post #89
Any word on the sponsorship???

BradDavis on Feb 10, 2020, 8:28 PM
Post #90
Häakon hasn’t seen the latest episode I bet

Context for those who don’t know: tyler and I jokingly suggested on the podcast that we could say that we’re sponsored by the show choir website. We’re clearly stand up comedians. If there are any updates, we will mention it on the following episodes


crosemary37 on Feb 11, 2020, 3:23 PM
Post #92
The entirety of JA Encore, including directors and parents, appreciates your comments and support! Glad to have you around Brad!

Häakon on Feb 12, 2020, 6:27 AM
Post #93
You underestimate me.


Pianoman1 on Feb 13, 2020, 2:03 AM
Post #94
I enjoyed listening to your podcast

Caleb :P on Feb 9, 2020, 5:06 AM
Post #68
Large Mixed division commentary:

Madison Central “Reveille”
Loved the integration of the onstage piano throughout. Great a cappella ballad. Definitely the first time I’ve heard “Polly Willy Doodle” in a show choir show. I appreciate the whole medley of folk songs SO much. Also, nice banjo.

Jackson Academy “Encore”
Excellent job connecting with the audience—particularly in the ballad. Sound is very heavy at moments, so be careful there. Closer was SO clean. That last dance break was FIRE!

Auburn “Varsity Singers”
BEAUTIFULLY designed show. Excellent male sound in particular. Great vitality in the group sound. Band was awesome. Incredible touching and super personal.

Petal “Soundsations”
SO much fun, with choreography that is SO clean. Lots of nostalgia from the games. Excellent main character soloist. And very BIG sound overall.

Enterprise “Encores”
SO classy. The female sound was particularly excellent. Small group after the ballad was great. You all have so much energy, and your stage presence is so good!

My personal placements (top two are sure to be very close):
1st: Auburn (vocals, show design, band)
2nd: Petal (choreography)
3rd: Madison Central
4th: Enterprise
5th: Jackson Academy

garianedwards on Feb 9, 2020, 5:10 AM (Edited)
Post #70
I agree with this! You should do a Large Mixed Division Commentary for our next competition! We need feedback as well!


Lucascallahan on Feb 9, 2020, 5:01 PM
Post #80
I thought that was you with the clipboard taking notes lol. I agree with mostly all of this. My bone to pick is with Auburn. Let me start by saying their show was incredible. Auburn has amazing vocals and a killer band, but there was one thing I noticed that made me feel a bit funny. I’m not sure if many in the audience caught it when they were announced, but all of the music in their show was composed just for them. Don’t get me wrong this is incredible and it really allowed them to portray the story well, but I feel like it really takes away some of that show choir magic for me. I love hearing the creative selections groups use of already existing songs to portray their theme. I think it allows the audience to connect with the group more. Another thing which made doing this hard on auburn was the fact that nobody knew the songs so their diction and pronunciation had to be perfect. Sometimes I found myself wondering what the last few lyrics were because they were muffled by the band which is a common intonation issue all groups face, but with Auburn writing their own music we don’t know what lyrics are coming up next. Their music is what tied the whole story line together and I found the intonation issues giving me a bit of a harder time to follow along. With all this being said, Auburn really has a great show. As they progress throughout the season and fix minor things I thing they could really be an unstoppable show choir.

Caleb :P on Feb 9, 2020, 5:40 PM
Post #82
Hey Lucas! You should have said hi! Yes, I agree with your comments about Auburn. Definitely something to think about.


crosemary37 on Feb 11, 2020, 3:22 PM
Post #91
I, and other memebers of JA's Encore, were just wondering what about our sound you thought was heavy. When you say that do you mean it's a blend/balance issue or something else? I noticed you said petal had a "big" sound, so in your mind what's the difference? Thank you for your comments though, we all appreciate the encouragement!

Caleb :P on Feb 8, 2020, 10:47 PM
Post #50
My thoughts on the Middle Mixed Division:

South Jones “Company”
Great soloists throughout. The balance between the band and choir was off, so it was sometimes hard to hear the words. There was a very powerful moment in the ballad when the band drops out—this was effective. Good job with the voicing (mostly SAB) because of your outnumbered guys.

Pearl River “Central Attraction”
The Alexa playlist theme. Be careful when changing dynamics that you do not also change the vowel shapes. The closer was excellent, and the final costumes were awesome.

West Jones “Imagination”
Very well-developed set. Your loud parts are sometimes shouted, which I don’t love. But there were a number of “wow” moments in your show. Kinda cool to see church hats and tambourines in a show.

Oak Grove “Centerstage”
This was the group I was MOST impressed with. Definitely one of the best male numbers in this division. The male sound was excellent—and the boys were a crowd favorite. Be careful of shouting at the loud parts. Great ballad arrangement. And nice quartet after.

Sumrall “Legacy”
Really nice a cappella moment at the end of the ballad. It was hard to balance the smaller number of boys. But noticeably nice band!

Biloxi “Sound Surge”
Such a Fehr arrangement to start out with. Great ballad soloist. Great quintet after the ballad. Awesome boys number, with great balance of male voices. What was the purpose of the black backdrop behind the choir?

So my placements after watching were:
1st: Oak Grove
2nd: West Jones
3rd: Biloxi

But obviously the judges thought differently. All of the groups should be commended—it’s amazing that we have this depth of talent/execution amongst smaller choirs in the south.


IndianMom on Feb 9, 2020, 1:26 AM
Post #52
The backdrop for Biloxi is a pixel screen. It malfunctioned today.

Caleb :P on Feb 9, 2020, 1:53 AM
Post #53
Ah, thanks for the information. I thought it must have been something like that.


IanNwells on Feb 10, 2020, 8:23 PM
Post #88
After this comment about Biloxi I’m looking forward to seeing them in person at the West Jones competition!


case_.k on Feb 9, 2020, 9:26 PM
Post #85
Best Female Performer for Tier I is Lizzy Magee from Jackson Academy!


TellNoLies on Feb 9, 2020, 7:03 PM
Post #83
It was a great event! So proud of Petal. Also loved Madison Central’s show!

Caleb :P on Feb 9, 2020, 5:36 AM
Post #73
Auburn Men Excellent rating
Petal Women Superior rating
Pearl River Women Excellent rating
Auburn Women Excellent rating
Enterprise Women Excellent rating

Madison Central Superior rating
Jackson Academy Superior rating
Auburn Mixed Superior rating
Petal Mixed Outstanding rating
Enterprise Mixed Superior rating

Single Gender:
1st: Petal
2nd: Enterprise
3rd: Auburn

Best Costumes: Petal
RiverRoad Award: Auburn Mixed

Female: Lizzie Magee (Jackson Academy)
Male: Simite? Wright (Enterprise)

Large Mixed:
1st: Petal
2nd: Madison Central
3rd: Auburn

GC: Petal
1RU: Madison Central
2RU: Auburn
3rd RU: Enterprise mixed
4th RU: Petal Women

Show design: Petal
Visuals: Petal
Vocals: Petal


Americamom on Feb 9, 2020, 12:12 PM
Post #78
Pearl River Central Women received a superior rating.

Caleb :P on Feb 9, 2020, 3:22 PM
Post #79
Apologies! They were announcing so fast, I barely was keeping up!

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