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 Show Choir Community > Events > 2008 Season > Onalaska Show Choir Classic 2008

Event Info

January 12th, 2008

Venue Info

Onalaska High School
700 Hilltopper Place
Onalaska, WI 54650

Phone: 608-783-4561

Event Details

No. of Attending Choirs:

  17 Mixed Groups
  1 Middle School Groups


  Onalaska "Hilltoppers"


  Marty DeMott

  Eugene Rogers

  Mark Myers

  Judy Hanson

  Liz McConahay

  Kevin Butler (Critique)

Ticket Prices:

$13 Adults
$10 Students

$10 Adults
$8 Students

All Day Pass
$18 Adults
$13 Students


Onalaska Show Choir Classic 2008

Event Site
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 The Classics
 Wheaton Warrenville South High School
Grand Champion 
Best Vocals 
Best Choreography 
Best Female Soloist 

 Elite Energy
 Eisenhower High School
First Runner Up 

 Mt. Zion High School
Second Runner Up 

 Riverside Company
 Hastings High School
3rd Runner Up 

 Amazing Technicolor Show Choir
 Westside High School
4th Runner Up 

 The Headliners
 Sioux City East High School
5th Runner Up 
Best Male Soloist 

Mixed Division (Prelims)
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Jorge on Jan 13, 2008, 8:16 PM
Post #242
Omaha did not list their show... but I know their ballad was "Someone To Fall Back On".

Greil on Jan 13, 2008, 8:08 PM
Post #241
Random notes -
This was the best competition lineup I've ever seen hands down. I was simply amazed at the level of truly great groups. Illinois does show choir right.

EEE - I thought your choreo was absolutely great, although it was better during the day. Your male soloist was my favorite from the day, and you have some simply phenomenal dancers.

MTZ - Besides being a little biased (being part of the show) getting a name from the audience was something I'd never seen and really awesome. For me show choir is about entertaining, and you guys DEFINITLY did. I wish you and Hastings would go to more competitions together. (Come to Swingin On The River...)

Sioux City East - You guys do Weaver right. Really entertaining - I know a lot of choirs did 60's, but I thought you did best.

WW - Boy, you're the best vocal choir I've ever seen. Period. By a good amount. For finals, you guys were having SO MUCH FUN, and it really showed. I enjoyed watching you so much because you were enjoying it yourself.

ATSC - You guys are just so clean, and your vocals are so strong. Scott and Brenna - I met your moms. Jealous?

Totino - I love you guys. You had my favorite dance break of the show. That was awesome. Here's the caveat - I was in the third row for the performance in front of the moniters (just getting raw sound) and there were points that weren't piano that I just couldn't hear. BUT, Congrats to the band, you guys kick ass, and I love how classy you are. Walking around in nice clothes just adds a nice touch to every competition.

Sauk Prairie - I thought you were the most underranked choir of the day. I'm usually not into your "style" but this was really great. Lots of fun, and I thought the choreo was really good. If I made finals judging by the 6 choirs I want to see again, you would definitly be in it.

Onalaska - Man, I stayed around hoping for the "Allelulia Circle." Two years ago at Swingin on the River you did that around us, and I was simply amazed. That's still one of my very best memories of show choir, the memory is just vivid.

Sidenote - From the level of competition, don't you think the trophies were a little lacking . I mean I know it's not about the trophies but...

OVERALL - I'm really glad I went, that competition was simply great entertainment. I wouldn't be surprised if ten groups at that competition end up getting a GC this year.

stephhyatt on Jan 13, 2008, 8:08 PM
Post #240
What was Omaha's show?

heydear on Jan 13, 2008, 8:04 PM (Edited)
Post #239
dear sioux city east,
I <3 your show this year,
soloist in ballad was fantastic.

Also, Ana,
I'm glad everyone is okay.

also also,
random dance competition on stage before finals awards=fantastic.

Jorge on Jan 13, 2008, 7:19 PM
Post #238

Onalaska “Hilltoppers”-


“Speed Of Light”

“Chance Of A Lifetime”

“Ride Like A Wind/Don’t Stop”

“Paper and Fire/The Message”

Xavier “Xhilaration”

“Sing You Sinners/Sing, Sing, Sing”

“When Banana Skins Are Falling”

“Endless Night”

“Dancin’ Fool/Big Time”

“Strangers Like Me”

Altoona “Locomotion”

“Make Me Wonder”

“Mary, Let the Sunshine In”

“Come What May”

“Spelling Bee Medley”

“All Of The Above”

Waconia “Power Company”

“Hold On”

“What’s Up”

“It Had Better Be Tonight”

“History Repeating”


“Hit Me Up”

“I Wish”

Johnston “Innovation”

“Once In A Lifetime/This Is The Moment”

“Shine It On”

“In The Heart Of The World”

“Gimme Some Lovin’ / Give Me All Your Love”

“Raise Your Hands”

Totino Grace “Company Of Singers”

“Let’s Rock’n Roll”

“Shake That Tambourine”

“Awaiting You”

“Goin’ Downtown”

“Boy From New York City”

“Wake Me Up (Before You Go-Go)

“Twist Medley”

Neenah “Vintage 2008”

“Two Worlds”

“I Wanna Be A Dancin’ Man”

“Ride Of Your Life”

“Soul With A Capital “S”

“Stand Out/Eye to Eye”

Hastings “Riverside Company”

“Stay (Wasting Time)”


“Remember When It Rained”

“Fight Medley”- Eye of The Tiger, Rocky Theme, Saturday Night’s All Right For Fighting

“We’re All In This Together”

Wheaton Warrenville “The Classics”

“We Live On Borrowed Time”

“The Real Deal”


“The Letter”

“Signed Sealed Delivered”

“Mighty Wings”

Eisenhower “Elite Energy”

“Slow Me Down / What Could Be Better”

“How Lucky Can You Get”


“Smooth Operator / Smooth”

“Waiting On The World To Change / Don’t Give Hate A Chance”

Sauk Prairie “Executive Session”

“Rhythm Of Life”

“Big Spender”

“There’s Gotta Be Something Better Than This!”

“Where Am I Going?”

“I’m A Brass Band”

“If My Friends Could See Me Now”

Sioux City East

“More Of The Same / One Night Only”

“Blue Skies”

“He’s My Son”

“There’s Gotta Be Something Better Than This”

“Nicest Kids In Town”

“60’s Dance Party Gone Wild”

Buffalo Grove “The Expressions”

“Speed Of Light”

“Where of When”

“Get Happy”

“Down With Love”

“Are You Gonna Go My Way”

“Don’t Stop the Music”

Mt. Zion “Swingsations”

“Who We Are”

“Swing Sing Thing”

“Make It Beautiful”

“What’s Your Name”

“Ain’t Nothing Wrong With It”


Jorge on Jan 13, 2008, 6:56 PM
Post #237
Preliminary Competition


1st- Wheaton Warrenville (424.5)

2nd- Omaha Westside (396.5)

3rd- Eisenhower (388.5)

4th- Mt. Zion (385)

5th- Sioux City East (384.5)

6th- Johnston (383)

7th- Hastings (381)

8th- Totino Grace (372.5)

9th- Buffalo Grove (367)

10th- Sauk Prairie (364.5)

11th- Waconia (353)

12th- Xavier (346)

13th- De Pere (334.5)

14th- Neenah (315.5)

15th- Parkway Central (302.5)

16th- Altoona (301.5)

17th- New London (281.5)

18th- Tomah (281)


1st- Mt. Zion (354)

2nd- Wheaton Warrenville (345)

3rd- Buffalo Grove (329)

4th- Eisenhower (328.5)

5th- Omaha Westside (326.5)

6th- Waconia (323.5)

7th- Sioux City East (317)

8th- Hastings (316)

9th- Totino Grace (314.5)

10th- Johnston (310.5)

11th- De Pere (309)

12th- Xavier (301)

13th- Sauk Prairie (279)

14th- New London (277)

15th- Neenah (372.5)

16th- Altoona (268.5)

17th- Parkway Central (266.5)

18th- Tomah (259)


1st- Wheaton Warrenville (181)

2nd- Eisenhower (171.5)

3rd- Mt. Zion (166.5)

4th- Omaha Westside (164.5)

5th- Hastings (161.5)

6th- Sioux City East (160.5)

7th- Waconia (160)

8th- Buffalo Grove (158 *TIE)

8th- Totino Grace (158 *TIE)

10th- Xavier (157.5)

11th- Johnston (155)

12th- De Pere (149)

13th- Sauk Prairie (148)

14th- Neenah (147.5)

15th- Parkway Central (134.5 *TIE)

15th- Altoona (134.5 *TIE)

17th- New London (124.5 *TIE)

17th- Tomah (124.5 *TIE)


1st- Wheaton Warrenville (950.5)

2nd- Mt. Zion (905.5)

3rd- Eisenhower (888.5)

4th- Omaha Westside (887.5)

5th- Sioux City East (862.5)

6th- Hastings (858.5)

7th- Buffalo Grove (854)

8th- Johnston (848.5)

9th- Totino Grace (845)*

10th- Waconia (836.5)*

11th- Xavier (804.5)*

12th- De Pere (792.5)

13th- Sauk Prairie (791.5)

14th- Neenah (735.5)

15th- Parkway Central (703.5)

16th- Altoona (704.5)*

17th- New London (683)

18th- Tomah (664.5)

*= Groups that received Ten Point Penalty… penalties did not effect final rank.

More to come!


ana on Jan 13, 2008, 6:33 PM
Post #236
Ha, okay.

First, yes, everyone is okay- someone took an extra riser to the head, but he is completely fine (though probably a little sore). Thanks for the concern.

And, yes, we had a time penalty. It was mostly caused by our major prop malfunction lol. So everyone knows, Onalaska states in the rules that for every minute or fraction thereof that a group goes over the 25 minute time limit, you will be deducted 25 minutes. We were quite concerned going into the weekend because our show is clocking in right around 20 minutes- leaving about 5 minutes to get everything on and off- with the staging and props designed into our show- we knew we'd be cutting it super close. This may have caused some panic, which led to the downfall of our puppets. I think we ended up clocking in around 27 minutes. (According the the scoresheet handed out, everyone who went over was assessed a 10 point penalty- rather than multiples of 25. I'm not sure how that worked out, but whatever)

We have six puppet backdrops that were created by our parents- they are about fifteen feet tall, and placed on PVC pipe. As we were coming on and setting up, one of the puppets' PVC pipe broke, and started falling. The puppet next to it either got bumped by people trying to save the first puppet, or the falling puppet wanted to take someone else down with her, and both fell. It was all quite dramatic. I think our recovery could have been a bit better, but I mean, two gigantic puppets fell from the sky.

Thankfully, the puppets have been rushed to the puppet hospital, and we're expecting a full recovery.

I don't think Buffalo Grove had any penalties.

melis_a09 on Jan 13, 2008, 6:30 PM
Post #235
I thought that wheaton was amazing! i only saw them during the day -- but you could tell they were having so much fun! their soloists were all really good (the girl in the ballad was fantastic!), i loved sign sealed delivered and the costumes! its really fun to watch a show choir that loves what they are doing, it makes me love show choir a million times more to see a group do so well! congrats on the win

Jorge on Jan 13, 2008, 6:28 PM
Post #234
I have all the scores. I will be posting when I can get to a more stable internet connection.


nickquamme on Jan 13, 2008, 6:14 PM
Post #233
and did i hear totino had a prop malfunction or something?! anyone from tg fill us in on what happened?


ajm41827 on Jan 13, 2008, 6:08 PM
Post #232
Hmm...I had heard BG got a time penalty. Maybe not?

I also heard that Totino got a time penalty. Well, results are certainly interesting!!!

heydear on Jan 13, 2008, 5:59 PM
Post #231
everyone is okay now?

jasn01 on Jan 13, 2008, 5:49 PM
Post #230
i know BG got 7th, Johnston got 8th, and Totino got 9th


DoughRayME on Jan 13, 2008, 5:08 PM
Post #229
could someone post the full prelim results??? I am interested to see how everyone else ended up


nickquamme on Jan 13, 2008, 4:54 PM
Post #228
could someone give me a summary of Totino and Buffalo Grove's shows? any reasons they weren't in finals? I was only at finalsl, and rather shocked to not see either there.


WVshowchoir99 on Jan 13, 2008, 4:53 PM
Post #227
Shows anyone?

cablegurl on Jan 13, 2008, 1:11 PM
Post #226
Ahh Congrats Wheaton Warrenville. You all know how much I love you guys. Keep up the amazing work Mr. Burlace!

Yuri on Jan 13, 2008, 12:12 PM
Post #225
Ah! I love Wheaton Warenville! I saw them last year live @ Marysville, and I couldn't shut up about their vocal sound all year long, I had never heard anything like them. I still to this day thought that they should have won that competition (they got 1st Runner Up) because their vocals were so unreal. They were honestly my favorite group from last year. It's great to hear they've matched and even bettered (so it seems) themselves this year. I can't wait to see them! Someone PLEASE get their show from last year and this year up on YouTube sometime soon. What songs did they do by the way?

ItsABeautifulDay on Jan 13, 2008, 9:18 AM
Post #224


pocavvbass10 on Jan 13, 2008, 8:01 AM
Post #223
wow, no totino OR buffalo grove ... hmmm

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