What group was it that had blue dresses (for the closer at least) and it sounded like it was in spanish? It could've been an exhibition.. Saturday Morning maybe? I can't find anything on the live streams..
We actually pre-recorded all of our exhibitions so that we could play them at any given time so it could have been any time during the weekend! Unfortunately, I am pretty sure their exhibition was cut out of the final edit of the livestream, but you can find a video on youtube from their performance at Brownsburg!
I know your heart is truly passionate about show choir even after you have graduated and that you are loyal to your alma mater. However, I can't help but be saddened that you continue to post things on this website that don't represent your alma mater in a positive light or our actual views. I understand that we all have the right of free speech and are able to express ourselves, but that doesn't mean that every thought we have needs to be posted publicly. However, when you are representing a school, you are not helping the image of Fairfield which I feel some do not have a great respect for because of comments like this. As the director of Fairfield, there are so many great kids and parents who totally respect the outcomes - even when they aren't what we are hoping for. Our families truly do cheer on every other group that performs in a 'normal' year and share their awe of what other groups have presented on stage when they are blown away. It's small comments like these that cloud the respect and reputation of our group and school.
I'm quite confused as to what the joke you are referring to is as I watched the other performances throughout the day and can't fathom discounting all of the hard work that all of those other groups have put into their shows. It is not even a question to me that the other groups that beat Fairfield didn't deserve their accomplishments. I personally was impressed with the level of achievement that so many Indiana groups were able to accomplish in such a tumultuous year. It is no secret that Indiana and Ohio have some differences in how we 'show choir' and that is quite okay. At the end of the day, we celebrate art and what it stands for. Just because I wouldn't make every choice that another director does doesn't mean I don't think that director or those kids aren't talented. We just have different approaches. I'm sure the same could be said of myself and our style from other directors and performers. At the end of the day, we are a community. Something that this world and our students need now more than ever.
If anything, I am just thankful that we were able to perform this year. For so much of the year I didn't even know if we would be able to compete. If there is anything we have learned over the last year is that we need to count our blessings.
Max, I know you and really enjoyed you as a student as you worked so hard at everything and believed in what we did 100%. You are a great young man and I know your heart is in the right place. I just want everyone else to see your passion in a positive light. Please consider what you are posting and it's cause and effect before posting it.