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  Show Choir Community    Events    2023 Season    Petal Show Choir Invitational 2023

Event Info

February 24th-25th, 2023

Venue Info

Petal High School
1145 MS-42
Petal, MS 39645

Phone: (601) 583-3538

Event Details

No. of Attending Choirs:

  17 Mixed Groups
  3 Treble Groups
  8 Middle School Groups


  Petal "Soundsations"
  Petal "Innovations"
  Petal "Spark"

Judges: Unknown


Ticket prices unknown.


Petal Show Choir Invitational 2023

Event Site
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 Brandon High School
Grand Champion 
Best Vocals 
Best Choreography 
Best Show Design 
Best Costumes 

 The Classics
 Wheaton Warrenville South High School
First Runner Up 

 West Jones High School
Second Runner Up 

 Sound Surge
 Biloxi High School
3rd Runner Up 

 Wheaton Warrenville South High School
4th Runner Up 

Mixed Division - Tier I (Prelims)
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Mixed Division - Tier II


 Gold Horizons
 Northeast Jones Jr/Sr High School
First Place 

 South Jones Jr/Sr High School
Second Place 

 Center Stage
 Oak Grove High School
Third Place 

 Sumrall High School
4th Place 

Mixed Division - Tier III


 New Era
 West Marion Jr/Sr High School
First Place 

 Laurel High School
Second Place 

 Clinton Christian Academy
Third Place 

 Total Sound

 Warren Central High School
No Placement 

 Orange Sensations

 Wayne County High School
No Placement 


 Purvis High School
No Placement 

Treble Division


 Wheaton Warrenville South High School
First Place 

 Brandon High School
Second Place 

 Crestview High School
Third Place 

Middle School Division - Tier I

 Brandon Middle School

Middle School Division - Tier II


 Sound Storm
 Biloxi Junior High School
First Place 
Overall Grand Champion 

 Tiger Vibe
 Northeast Jones Jr/Sr High School
Second Place 
Best Vocals 
Best Show Design 
Overall 2nd Place 

 Center Stage
 West Jones Middle School
Third Place 

 New Edition
 Pearl River Central Middle School
4th Place 

Middle School Division - Tier III


 Sumrall Middle School
First Place 

 One Life
 Clinton Christian Academy
Second Place 
Best Costumes 

 South Jones Jr/Sr High School
Third Place 

 Purvis Middle School
4th Place 

Middle School Treble Division


 Brandon Middle School
First Place 

 Tupelo Middle School
Second Place 

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BradleyDavis on Feb 26, 2023, 4:11 PM
Post #36
Hey folks! I did coverage on this event! You can listen to my thoughts here!

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willieboi2000 on Feb 26, 2023, 1:24 AM
Post #33
Congrats Brio! This is probably their most impressive win in their program's history. I think it's safe to say they are officially a Southern Titan.

BradleyDavis on Feb 26, 2023, 1:46 AM
Post #34
And people called me a mad man…


jdcritt on Feb 26, 2023, 10:26 AM
Post #35
Yes, I concur.

BradleyDavis on Feb 26, 2023, 1:16 AM
Post #32
GC - BRANDON BRIO (show design, visuals, vocals)

Kj.andrews on Feb 26, 2023, 12:25 AM
Post #31
GC: Brandon (sweep)
1RU: Wheaton
2RU: West Jones
3RU: Wheaton (girls)
4RU: Biloxi

willieboi2000 on Feb 25, 2023, 9:48 PM
Post #30
Finals schedule:

8:00- Solo comp. finalist Carsen Flowers
8:10- West Jones "Imagination"
8:40- Solo comp. finalist Mabry Smith
8:50- WWS "Esprit"
9:20- Solo comp. finalist Sam Griffith
9:30- Brandon "Brio"
10:00- Biloxi "Sound Surge"
10:30- WWS "The Classics"
11:10- Final Awards

willieboi2000 on Feb 25, 2023, 8:58 PM
Post #29
Oh wow.. congrats to West Jones for placing 2nd in prelims!! I'm sure the scores between the top 3 are super close and I'm very interested to see what happens in finals. I also imagine NE Jones was very close to making it into finals. The Jones County schools showed out today!

BradleyDavis on Feb 25, 2023, 8:42 PM
Post #28

GC WWS Esprit
1RU Bellas
2RU Crestview

Middle Mixed
GC Northeast
1RU South Jones
2RU Oak Grove

Large Mixed


BradleyDavis on Feb 25, 2023, 1:32 PM
Post #27
GC: West Marion
1RU: Laurel

Jason.M.Odom on Feb 25, 2023, 1:31 PM
Post #26
Small Mixed results
3rd - Clinton Christian Academy "Extreme"
2nd - Laurel "Showstoppers"
1st- West Marion "New Era"

JacobCarter on Feb 25, 2023, 3:23 AM
Post #25
Highest scores for middle school in order were
1. Biloxi
2. North East Jones
3. Brandon

BradleyDavis on Feb 25, 2023, 1:41 AM
Post #24
Middle School Results:
Best Costumes - Clinton Christian Academy
Overall Show Design - NEJ
Overall Visuals - Brandon Blitz
Overall Vocals - NEJ

Small Mixed -
GC: Sumrall
1RU: Clinton Christian Academy
2RU: South Jones

Single Gender -
GC: Brandon Boom
1RU: Tupelo wave

Middle Mixed -
GC: Biloxi
2RU: West Jones


Ben Riley on Feb 23, 2023, 11:47 PM
Post #23

GC: WWS "The Classics" (Vocals)
1RU: Brandon "Brio" (Choreography and Show design)
3RU: West Jones
4RU: Esprit

Large Mixed:

1st: WWS
2nd: Brio
3rd: West Jones
4th: Biloxi

Middle Mixed:

1st: NEJ
2nd: South Jones
3rd: Sumrall

Small Mixed:

1st: Laurel
2nd: West Marion
3rd: Warren Central

Single Gender:

1st: WWS "The Classics"
2nd: Brandon "Bellas"
3rd: Crestview "Stardust"

I would genuinely be surprised if the GC of this comp whether it be Brio or WWS pulls off a sweep.

BradleyDavis on Feb 22, 2023, 2:59 PM
Post #15
Here goes nothing:

GC - Brandon (Sweep)
1RU: WWS "The Classics"
2RU: West Jones
3RU: Northeast Jones or WWS "Esprit"
4RU: Northeast Jones or WWS "Esprit"

Middle Mixed:
GC: Northeast Jones
1RU: Sumrall or South Jones
2RU: South Jones or Sumrall
3RU: Oak Grove

GC: WWS "Esprit"
1RU: Brandon "Bellas"
2RU: Crestview "Stardust"

Small Mixed:
GC: West Marion
1RU: Laurel
2RU: Warren Central

I think NEJ is a solid pick for first in middle mixed as they are undefeated in the middle mixed division this year. Sumrall had a great showing at Homewood, so they could potentially threaten the streak!

Laurel and West Marion will likely be top three, while Wayne Co., Warren Central, and CCA will battle it out for a spot in top 3 as well (these 3 groups placed within 4.5 points of each other from top to bottom). I'd give the nod to warren central.

While I have "Esprit" over "Bellas" in the single gender division, I think it could go either way. I haven't even seen the show from "Esprit", but I expect them to be solid. Both of these girls groups are undefeated in their division, so that will change this Saturday . (are you biting your nails yet?)

A couple of things to note: Brandon has 2 wins, one 1RU. WWS mixed has 2 wins, one 1RU. Brandon Bellas has 3 wins, 3 finals placements. WWS women's has 3 wins, 3 finals placements. Despite being hundreds of miles away from each other, these programs are mirrored competitively. There is an argument that can be made that the competitive world of show choir is much more so in the midwest, and I would agree with that statement. However, I think the best southern groups can roll with the best midwestern groups (and I would cite Petal and Clinton going to Glenwood in 2019 as my evidence for that because they placed top 1 and 2. and it wasn't even close between them and the other groups) I think Brandon is the underdog even though I have them sweeping here.

Brandon has certainly become a southern Titan of a show choir and I believe they will pull off the win here. With that being said, WWS has had an incredible season thus far. One slight hiccup at the beginning of the season (and by hiccup I just mean 2nd place, which is not much of a hiccup) Since then, the results of their show have gotten more impressive despite the fact that they've had arguably harder competition as the season has progressed. Last weekend, they swept over some of the best midwestern groups. They are not traveling all the way down to Petal Mississippi for anything less than first.

At the beginning of the season, I would've predicted this as a clear win for WWS, but at this juncture I would not be surprised to see it go either way. I expect strong showings from West Jones and Biloxi here. Wouldn't be surprised if Biloxi jumped back up to that fourth place, but they've be competitively inconsistent(I'm still gonna root for them because I have mad love for Biloxi I know they can pull off something special). Best of Luck to all the groups competing! I will be there myself - I won't be live-streaming, but I'll be posting my thoughts throughout the day on my instagram page @thebradleydavis // See yall soon!

BradleyDavis on Feb 22, 2023, 3:00 PM
Post #16
I didn't realize I had typed so much. This is why I put all my thoughts on a podcast, lol.

jdcritt on Feb 22, 2023, 3:24 PM
Post #17
I’m not entirely convinced yet that Brandon is a Titan in the South. Yes, they’ve won a lot of contests, but they have yet to defeat Clinton, Homewood, or Petal — and to my knowledge, they haven’t even taken a caption from those three. Even in a hypothetical matchup between those three, plus Auburn and Oak Mountain, I have them scored near, but typically above Auburn and Oak Mountain depending on the scoresheet. They’re getting really strong, and could become a Titan in future years, but it’s too early to say that they are one.

Clinton has dominated everyone in the country as long as we’ve been alive.
Homewood has dominated the entire South since 2011.
Petal dominated with Clinton in the late 90s/early 2000s, and has been back since 2016.

BradleyDavis on Feb 22, 2023, 5:20 PM
Post #21
Perhaps your barrier for entry is higher and thus only includes the 3 groups (Clinton, Petal, and Homewood) that have historically been dominant, but Brandon has been on par with Homewood, Oak Mountain, Auburn, and Petal for at least a couple years now. This year, they were within arms reach of clinton at NEJ. Closer in points than OM was last year. (and yes Clinton has a young group and It was their first comp of the season, but they generally compete this late into the southern year).

10 out of their past 14 Grand Championship wins have been in the last four years. Maybe I'm jumping the gun, but I don't think I am! Oak Mountain has a great show this year, but last year's show was insane-- I don't know if they could beat Brandon again this year. And this is why I have them tiered up with the Titans, because the only group that I think could beat them convincingly is Attaché and that didn't even happen at NEJ. They could give Petal, Homewood(I saw Homewood's show last weekend and its better than they've been in years past), and OM a run for their money as well. Have you gotten a chance to catch Brandon in person this year?

jdcritt on Feb 22, 2023, 7:52 PM (Edited)
Post #22
I won’t get to see them in person unless there’s a national contest not listed under their contests list on SCC. I personally had Brandon down about ten points (I think it was like eight) on the three scoresheets I’ve used. Really difficult to judge varying sound systems, video vs in person, etc., and that likely explains why there was variation in Clinton’s placements, why Brandon is closer to Auburn/OM than Petal/Homewood since I saw those four groups live at Homewood vs a video from NEJ for Clinton and Brandon.

All of that being said... If Brandon wins here, then yes they are a Southern Titan. Doesn't even need to be a sweep as beating WWS is a huge accomplishment. And yes, my barrier is quite high for that. I didn't consider Homewood a "Titan" until they beat ATSC in 2018. I was that way with Petal until they beat WWS, Center Grove, etc. at Glenwood in 2019.

noa155 on Feb 22, 2023, 4:55 PM
Post #19

GC - Brandon "Brio" (Sweep)
1RU - Wheaton Warrenville South "The Classics"
2RU - West Jones "Imagination"
3RU - North East Jones "Gold Horizons"
4RU - Biloxi "Sound Surge"

I could also see Wheaton South taking a captain here if they try hard enough it will be tough but not impossible. That last place in finals I could see also going to either Esprit or maybe even Bellas. Also if Biloxi has a really good showing at this comp I believe they can snag that 3rd Runner Up spot


Choirshow on Feb 22, 2023, 5:10 PM
Post #20
I haven't seen Brandon this year, but I could see WWS taking choreo, and West Jones taking vocals. But based on Brandon's show from last year, I think that they will take GC.

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