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  Show Choir Community    Events    2023 Season    Heart of America Orlando 2023


Event Info



March 18th, 2023


Venue Info

Hilton Lake Buena Vista at Disney Springs
1751 Hotel Plaza Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Phone: (407) 827-4000

Event Details

No. of Attending Choirs:

  5 Mixed Groups
  5 Treble Groups
  2 Middle School Groups

Hosts:

  Heart of America Entertainment

Judges:

  Robert Allen

  Annette Layman

  Jennifer Randall

  Damon Brown

  Susan Moninger

  Heath Weber

  Brooke Smolder


Tickets

$60

Map



Heart of America Orlando 2023









Awards
Predictions
Photos
Event Site
Live Stream


Finals
 

Groups

 Royalaires
 Zionsville High School
Grand Champion 
Best Vocals 
Best Choreography 
Best Band 
Best Show Design 
Best Costumes 

 Soundsations
 Petal High School
First Runner Up 
Best Crew 

 Class Royale
 Homestead High School
Second Runner Up 


Treble Finals
 

Groups

 Choralaires
 Zionsville High School
First Place 
Best Vocals 
Best Choreography 

 Innovations
 Petal High School
Second Place 
Best Crew 

 Elite
 Homestead High School
Third Place 


Mixed Division (Prelims)
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Treble Division (Prelims)
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Middle School Division
 

Groups

 Spark
 Petal Middle School
First Place 
Best Vocals 
Best Choreography 

 The Decibelles
 R. Dan Nolan Middle School
Second Place 


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BACooperElli26 on Mar 18, 2023, 5:27 PM
Post #24
 
Does anybody know what place Jenks got in prelims?




BradleyDavis on Mar 19, 2023, 3:08 AM
Post #30
 
They got 4th place in both divisions


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BACooperElli26 on Mar 19, 2023, 11:52 AM
Post #31
 
Thank you much!


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RoundaboutLover on Mar 19, 2023, 2:24 PM (Edited)
Post #32
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Bradley, you and Hannah did a great job on the live stream. I really enjoyed your insights and opinions, and your love of show choir really showed. Thank you!


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BACooperElli26 on Mar 21, 2023, 7:38 PM
Post #33
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Much agreed!




BradleyDavis on Mar 21, 2023, 8:45 PM
Post #34
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Thank you all so much! I love show choir so much - It was an honor watch all these amazing students perform!

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NolanClassAct on Mar 18, 2023, 10:30 PM
Post #27
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A great night for Indiana show choirs! Congrats everyone!


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RoundaboutLover on Mar 18, 2023, 10:40 PM (Edited)
Post #28
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I loved both Homestead groups so much! They did so well and the shows were so fun. Bravo and Brava!




user banned  on Mar 18, 2023, 10:47 PM
Post #29
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I wish everywhere was link Indiana show choir! Hurrah Zionsville and Homestead for representing Indy so well!

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RoundaboutLover on Mar 18, 2023, 10:28 PM
Post #26
+5
Indiana showed up and showed out again! Congrats to all the choirs that competed. It was a truly magnificent competition.



Jeff. on Mar 18, 2023, 10:24 PM (Edited)
Post #25
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Final results are posted. Congrats to Zionsville on their showing! Really enjoyed both of their group performances. It was also my first time catching Petal's Nutcracker all season and the dancing was just pure artistry. All in all, both divisions mirrored each other in order with Zionsville, Petal, Homestead, Jenks, and Bonita Vista placing 1st-5th. Hope folks have a great time at Disney and safe travels home.



willieboi2000 on Mar 16, 2023, 10:38 PM (Edited)
Post #19
 
So far the Southern groups have just fallen short at the HOA competitions this year. Jackson Prep got 1st-runner up at HOA Chicago and Brandon got 1st-runner up at HOA Nashville. I think it's time a Southern group wins an HOA competition, and I think Petal just might do it here. Best of luck to both Soundsations and Innovations!




willieboi2000 on Mar 16, 2023, 10:47 PM
Post #20
 
Also something interesting to note is that at both HOA Chicago and HOA Nashville, Jackson Prep and Brandon both won in choreography and show design, and the groups that beat them won in vocals. So if Petal wants to win this competition, they will have to outsing Zionsville, which will be tough, but I think it is possible.


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Johnathon on Mar 17, 2023, 12:32 PM
Post #21
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Honestly, I think Brandon getting 2nd and best choreography at Nashville was a huge accomplishment. I know some were disappointed they didn't win. But, if you are taking captions from Center Grove, that means you've made it to the big leagues.


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Mr.HJA on Mar 18, 2023, 11:46 AM
Post #23
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The thing that gets them is the vocal. Southern groups vocal production verses a Midwest group or a California group is much different. Southern groups are similar in that respect to Ohio groups. Great visuals costuming and choreo but lack that same umph vocally. Attaché being the exception most years. This becomes especially apparent when competing against Indiana groups where vocals are 60% on the score sheet. But volcals isn’t just vocal quality or production it’s also difficulty of repertoire (singing in unison or in 8 parts)


Pacing of show choice of song wow moments. Etc etc. (I have been graduated since 2008. In ancient. It took a while to understand the totality of scoring. I’m just glad shows are no longer 20+ minutes.


My fave southern groups are Grenada, Brio, Clinton, and a few others I cant Think of. So I’m not saying southern groups are bad bc I think Brio got their 2nd loss at Nashville. (Losing to attaché and sound system two of the best groups in the country? Center grove being top 5 best singing groups? That’s awesome. Senior season 2008 Central Sound lost to CG by 4 points. We were elated.) They’re great thought they’d beat attaché I’m sure it was close but attaché won the vocal.


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APW1 on Mar 17, 2023, 1:41 PM (Edited)
Post #22
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Best wishes to all the groups!

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chipsandhummuslover on Mar 16, 2023, 12:40 PM
Post #18
+3
let’s face it. zionsville is the team to beat. they simply just rock the stage away every time!



kaydenk0 on Mar 15, 2023, 9:46 PM
Post #17
 
This looks like a pretty tight comp, but I figured why not throw my predictions out there!

BB: Royalaires (Zionsville)
BV: Soundsations (Petal)
BC: Soundsations (Petal)
GC: Soundsations (Petal)
1RU: Class Royale (Homestead)
2RU:Royalaires (Zionsville)

3RU: Trojanaires (Jenks)
4RU: The Music Machine (Bonita)

Women’s Division—
GC: Choralaires (Zionsville) [SWEEP]
1RU: Innovations (Petal)
2RU: Elite (Homestead)
3RU: Sound Unlimited (Bonita)
4RU: Trojan Spirit (Jenks)

Middle School Division—
GC: Spark (Petal) [SWEEP]
1RU: The Decibelles (R. Dan Nolan)

Good luck to all groups!


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monyrich45 on Mar 15, 2023, 4:31 PM
Post #16
+7
Go Homestead HS Class Royale!!! You got this!!! Stay strong, stay focused but most of all have FUN!!!!

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zsicomboluvr on Mar 15, 2023, 10:17 AM
Post #14
+4
i think zionsville will get best band


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cuteasaduck094 on Mar 15, 2023, 2:30 PM
Post #15
+1
I agree. I was very dissapointed when they did not get best band for choralaires this past weekend.


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