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 Show Choir Community > Events > 2021 Season > Center Grove Best of the Midwest 2021

Event Info

February 20th, 2021

Venue Info

Center Grove High School
2717 S. Morgantown Road
Greenwood, IN 46143

Phone: (317) 881-0581

Event Details

No. of Attending Choirs:

  9 Mixed Groups
  5 Womens Groups
  3 Middle School Groups


  Center Grove "Sound System"
  Center Grove "Debtones"


  Jena Adrianson

  John Burlace

  Sam Chenoweth

  Jerico Hughes

  Ron Morgan

Ticket Prices:

$20 Live Stream


Center Grove Best of the Midwest 2021

Event Site
Live Stream

Mixed Division - Tier I


 F.C. Singers
 Franklin Central High School
First Place 
Best Vocals 
Best Choreography 

 Fishers High School
Second Place 

 Avon High School
Third Place 

 Peoria Area Performing Arts Studio
4th Place 
Best Female Soloist (Olivia Vicary) 

 Lawrence North High School
5th Place 

Mixed Division - Tier II


 Royal Rhapsody
 Roncalli High School
First Place 
Best Choreography 

 Pendleton Heights High School
Second Place 
Best Vocals 

 Opening Knight
 South Dearborn High School
Third Place 
Best Male Soloist (Trenton Donk) 

 Center Stage
 Columbus East High School
4th Place 

Womens Division


 Fishers High School
First Place 
Best Choreography 
Best Overall Effect 

 High Voltage
 Franklin Central High School
Second Place 
Best Vocals 

 Avon High School
Third Place 

 Emerald Suites
 Pendleton Heights High School
4th Place 

 Lawrence North High School
5th Place 

Middle School Division


 Class Act
 Woodside/Summit Middle School
First Place 

 Golden Harmony
 Riverside Junior High School
Second Place 

 South Dearborn Middle School
Third Place 

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JacobShowChoir on Feb 22, 2021, 6:30 PM
Post #59
Why did i get points taken away on my predictions? I had Avon in third and it says I didn't place them at all.

Häakon on Feb 23, 2021, 5:17 AM
Post #62
Sent you a PM.

Ross H on Feb 22, 2021, 7:14 PM
Post #60
Who was judging

Clovis H on Feb 22, 2021, 7:18 PM
Post #61
Jena Adrianson
John Burlace
Sam Chenoweth
Jerico Hughes
Ron Morgan


Mr.HJA on Feb 22, 2021, 2:09 PM
Post #58
It’s FC Singers SINGING with masks on for me!!! Babehhh! Go awf !

nicolewalker1999 on Feb 21, 2021, 3:59 AM
Post #51

3rd Place: South Dearborn Showcase
2nd Place: Riverside Golden Harmony
1st Place: Woodside Class Act

4th Place: Columbus East Center Stage
3rd: South Dearborn Opening Knight
Choreography: Roncalli Royal Rhapsody
Vocals: Pendleton Heights Pendletones
2nd Place: Pendleton Heights Pendletones
1st Place: Roncalli Royal Rhapsody

5TH Place: Lawrence North Bella Bravada
4th: Pendleton Heights Emerald Suites
3rd: Avon Attraction
Choreography: Fishers Sound
Vocals: FC High Voltage
2nd Place: FC High Voltage
1st Place: Fishers Sound

Overall Effect: Fishers Sound
I missed the soloists, so sorry!

5th: Lawrence North Legacy
4th: Peoria Soundwave
3rd: Avon Accents
Choreography: FC Singers
Vocals: FC Singers
2nd: Fishers Electrum
1st: FC Singers

nicolewalker1999 on Feb 21, 2021, 4:00 AM
Post #52
There were a couple things I missed, please feel free to fill in any gaps!!

Clovis H on Feb 21, 2021, 4:01 AM (Edited)
Post #53
Male soloist was Trenton Donk from South Dearborn Opening Knight

shaylerneal on Feb 21, 2021, 4:01 AM
Post #54
Best Soloist (Solo Competition): Isabella Agresta; FC Singers

nicolewalker1999 on Feb 21, 2021, 4:04 AM
Post #55
Thank y'all! I was trying to keep up and missed those names


tylerweaver898 on Feb 21, 2021, 4:11 AM (Edited)
Post #56

shaylerneal on Feb 21, 2021, 4:43 AM (Edited)
Post #57


carolcampbell64 on Feb 21, 2021, 2:55 AM
Post #49
How was FC??? I heard they were incredible.


joechoir on Feb 21, 2021, 2:57 AM
Post #50
FC was vocally unbelievable like always. I personally think this ballad is every bit as good as their 2018 ballad that people still talk about.

openingknightalum on Feb 21, 2021, 12:15 AM
Post #47
Shout out to my South Dearborn kids for being winners this year with all the COVID issues! You had a great performance today!

averyecunningham on Feb 21, 2021, 12:48 AM
Post #48
facts. VERY clean choreo!! congratulations


dylanthoren on Feb 20, 2021, 11:18 PM
Post #46
shoutout to the soloists from Peoria who sang Bang Bang! Blown away.


Mr.HJA on Feb 20, 2021, 10:39 PM
Post #45
Pleasantly surprised by the vocals that have been produced today. Groups not known for vocals have been giving me vocals today. Big shouts out to


Not only surprised by the vocals but also visuals.

Soooo hype to see singers & to watch vogue once more.

Thanks to CG for having such a great livestream and allowing these kids to perform under these circumstances!


JacobShowChoir on Feb 9, 2021, 5:02 PM (Edited)
Post #17
This competition will be fascinating. Decatur has never faced FC Singers or Electrum, and FC singers has only faced Electrum once, and they were only one place behind them. Fishers seemed to overperform last year when compared to previous years which makes me lean Singers over Electrum. Decatur is a power but when a group as small as them loses their two best singers, as well as several more of their most talented members, I wonder how they will fare in their first competition. Then there is a gap between the top three and the next two. While Lawrence is the clear community choice for 4th place ahead of Soundwave, Soundwave was ahead of them by the end of last year. It'll depend on how both teams show out in the first competition. It will be very interesting to see how the top 5 shape up. I won't rank the bottom two but here is my prediction for the top three.

Mixed Tier 1
GC: FC Singers (BV)
1RU: Electrum (BC)
2RU: Decatur Elite Energy

Jeff. on Feb 9, 2021, 7:15 PM
Post #18
FC Singers have competed with Elite Energy over the years when the group was housed at Eisenhower. While Elite Energy now exists as a community group, it's considered an extension of EEE. Similar with Franklin Central and Fishers - they've undoubtedly attended competitions together in the past, but that was when Fishers was Tier II. Even though they were separate tiers, they probably technically competed for finals spots against one another at some point.

I only share that as I'm constantly reminded with my own research and the contribution of others on here of the long and extensive history of show choir. I get what you're saying, though, and I appreciate your rundown! It's always fun when folks describe their predictions. You make valid points as these programs haven't gone head-to-head in recent years and a lot has changed in recent history with Franklin Central ascending as one of the nation's best, Fishers program has grown at an immense pace in such a short time, and Decatur has found their footing as a community group and usually seem to be a darkhorse despite their rich tradition of electrifying shows. Should be a tight competition with these fantastic choirs.


JacobShowChoir on Feb 9, 2021, 7:19 PM (Edited)
Post #19
Thank you for the corrections! I got my data from the compare tool, which I know is still in beta and even says it's not entirely accurate. But even though these choirs are so close in proximity (relatively speaking), I'm surprised they haven't competed against each other as often. Really excited to perform and see how the top pans out. It should be close, regardless of the outcome.

willsome429 on Feb 9, 2021, 7:20 PM (Edited)
Post #21
Idk if I’m the only one who got really confused looking for a nonexistent “Decatur High School” when I first heard of Elite Energy (this was like 2018 and I didn't know the EEE legacy at that point)

Nonetheless, glad to see it’s listed as the Show Choir Complex now. Mr. Taylor was really insightful on Preaching To The Choir about how running a show choir as a 501(c)(3) is different and it really opened my eyes.

Cheers to a tight top three!

tristan.grider on Feb 9, 2021, 8:45 PM
Post #22
As someone who was in Fishers show choir for 3 years, we definitely competed and lost to FC plenty of times! Then there was the time in 2018 when Fishers groups were Tier 2. But even then we competed against them that year at Pike and the following year at FComm. I’m pretty sure FC and Fishers have only met in finals once though that being last year at Avon. FC, Fishers and Decatur is for sure going to be a very exciting battle where any group could come out on top!

Clovis H on Feb 9, 2021, 8:48 PM (Edited)
Post #23
Yeah on the schedule I was given it just said Decatur. I hoped Jeff would know who it was talking about lol. I knew Decatur, just got confused looking for a non existent High school

Jeff. on Feb 9, 2021, 10:02 PM
Post #24
Jacob - I figured it was the compare tool! It's fun, isn't it? There are some limitations to it with tiers and finals. And Elite Energy is just a unique case as they're in our database with two separate entries (the high school, the community group).

Clovis - all good. There are a few Decaturs in our database, but only one Elite Energy. Besides, the schedule you posted was perfect! School name, choir name, division, and performance time?!? You'd be amazed how many schedules we get that are missing choir names, or divisions, or a combination. I don't think it's always intentional when directors make their schedules like that and omit that, but I think including that information publicly on websites, programs, etc. is important in the ongoing effort to educate show choir community members.


JacobShowChoir on Feb 9, 2021, 10:59 PM
Post #25
Does someone here know Electrum well? It's very impressive to go from tier II to beating FC Singers in just a couple of years. Do you expect them to compete at a similar or even better level to last year or take a step back? I know little about them and am genuinely curious. Thanks!

EmA2022 on Feb 10, 2021, 3:29 AM (Edited)
Post #28
Being someone that has seen this group grow from 2018 when I was in it to now, I definitely think they have a chance. Ever since the current director took over in 2018, he really has changed that group around. They are a big powerhouse when it comes to vocals and their show this year does not disappoint with that. And they have really improved their choreography and took a risk using someone outside of Indiana. However, something that I saw from their performance from Spotlight is that they lacked energy. But obviously, this changes week to week. I have not seen FC Singers show this year, but I know I can expect amazing vocals and just as good choreography. I definitely think it will be a close one between the two groups.

tristan.grider on Feb 10, 2021, 3:29 AM (Edited)
Post #29
Having seen their show this year. They will be on the same if not a higher level then last year. Also I was in the choir and have siblings in it so I know pretty much everything there is to know.

willsome429 on Feb 10, 2021, 4:16 AM (Edited)
Post #30
I get how bringing in someone not from Indiana can be considered a risk, but it’s Stephen Todd, for goodness sake. Dude is an absolute master at the whole choreography thing. I haven’t seen Fishers show yet this year but I believe it when you say the choreography kicked up a notch or two.


DaxtonF on Feb 10, 2021, 4:51 AM
Post #31
The group has gotten much better since it was formed five years ago. With last year being their first Tier 1 grand champion, with the program sweeping CG last year. The band, costumes, and the overall effect have significantly improved. With electrum beating FC at the end of the cut short season it will be interesting to see the placements this early in the season.


Mr.HJA on Feb 13, 2021, 2:47 PM
Post #40
Interesting take. Avon got a new choreographer, it takes time to get used to that style. Jarad is fantastic. He also choreographs FC and a bunch of national top groups. Avon has grown a tremendously, however, I dont Think they will beat FC and LN has a solid show too.

tristan.grider on Feb 13, 2021, 4:36 PM
Post #41
Avon’s not in the comp?


ss_dad_1 on Feb 17, 2021, 3:24 AM
Post #44
Avon has actually replaced Decatur. There is a link to an updated schedule on the choir website.

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