Findlay just finished and preliminary awards will be happening around 4:45 pm I believe. If anyone there can keep us in the loop, we'd appreciate it.
I'll say just a few things after watching prelims via live stream: Findlay closed daytime out a notch above the rest. Signature FFE precision, tapping, flashy set, and fun energetic songs. I'd like a Getting Married Today Medley (10 Minute Version) please. FFE's show was crisp visually and sounded great, despite a few hiccups in the ballad. Piqua had the most intensity of any group. Their guys in the closer were on another level and their bandography was a really cool feature. Ada, even as host group, had maybe one of the best openers of the day. Dang Varsity Singers is a large group this year and look like they have a bright season ahead of them. Kenton had a fun, ambitious show with I think a really high ceiling. South Dearborn was strong and consistent. Teays girls were a large group and had a fantastic show. And I loved the Licking Valley Lady Gaga songs and shoutout to them for doing a great job with only 11 singer/dancers. All the choirs had some positives this early in the season and a good foundation to continue building upon.
It was a good day of show choir, glad that it's back, and looking forward to finals.
9:00 AM - River Valley "Music Company" ~ Class B
9:30 AM - Crestview "Knight Vision" ~ Class C
10:00 AM - Kenton "Top Twenty" ~ Class B
10:30 AM - Licking Valley "Vocal Impact" ~ Class B
11:00 AM - Teays Valley "Glamorous Edition" ~ Class A
11:30 AM - Piqua "The Company" ~ Class A
12:00 PM - Strongsville "Mustang Express!" ~ Class AA
12:30 - 1:00 PM - Judges' Break
1:00 PM - Lebanon "Singers" ~ Class AA
1:30 PM - Teays Valley "Prominent Rendition" ~ Class A
2:00 PM - South Dearborn "Opening Knight" ~ Class B
2:30 PM - Alliance "Jetsetters" ~ Class A
3:00 PM - Ada "Varsity Singers" ~ Exhibition
3:30 PM - Findlay "First Edition" ~ Class AA
4:30 PM - AWARDS
There WILL be Finals!!
6:00 PM - Group 1
6:30 PM - Group 2
7:00 PM - Group 3
7:30 PM - Group 4
8:00 PM - Group 5
Final Awards - 9 PM
edit: it appears River Valley dropped from this event.