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Event Info



March 21st-23rd, 2024


Venue Info

Grand Ole Opry
Opry House
2804 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN 37214

Phone: (615) 871-6779

Event Details

No. of Attending Choirs:

  12 Mixed Groups
  6 Treble Groups
  1 Middle School Groups

Hosts:

  Clinton "Attaché"

Judges:

  David Fehr

  Bob Anderson

  Connie Mulligan

  Adam Pulver

  Scott Thorne

  Robert Allen (band)

  Megan Rudolph (soloist/performer)


Tickets

$30 Thursday
$30 Friday
$30 Saturday

Cash or Credit

Map



Show Choir Nationals 2024









Awards
Predictions
Photos
Event Site
Live Stream



Finals
 

Groups

 Sound System
 Center Grove High School
Grand Champion 
Best Vocals 
Best Choreography 
Outstanding Bass Soloist [Prelims] (Eli VonDielingen) 
Outstanding Treble Soloist [Prelims] (Anna DeLuna) 
Outstanding Bass Soloist [Finals] (Eli VonDielingen) 

 Visions
 Grenada High School
First Runner Up 
Outstanding Performer [Finals] (AJ Benford) 

 Singers
 Oak Mountain High School
Second Runner Up 

 First Edition
 Findlay High School
3rd Runner Up 
Allen and Sandra Chapman Outstanding Director Award (Kevin Manley) 

 NHS Singers
 Noblesville High School
4th Runner Up 
Best Band 
Outstanding Treble Soloist [Prelims] (Sarah Rolinson) 
Oustanding Treble Soloist [Finals] (Sarah Rolinson) 
Outstanding Performer [Prelims] (Roux Carney) 

 Happiness, Inc.
 Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School
5th Runner Up 
Deborah Morgan Best Crew Award 
Outstanding Performer [Prelims] (Raiya Hurt) 
Outstanding Performer [Finals] (Raiya Hurt) 


Mixed Division (Prelims)
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Treble Division
 

Groups

 Debtones
 Center Grove High School
First Place 
Best Vocals 
Best Choreography 
Deborah Morgan Best Crew Award 
Outstanding Performer (Shriya Jain) 

 Starlight Voices
 Brownsburg High School
Second Place 
Outstanding Soloist (Izzy DeCesare) 
Outstanding Performer (Katie Hartley) 

 The Muses
 Oak Mountain High School
Third Place 

 Pure Elegance
 Fairfield Senior High School
4th Place 
Outstanding Soloist (Courtney McDonald) 

 New Dimension
 Noblesville High School
5th Place 
Best Band 

 Touch of Swing
 Manchester High School
6th Place 


Middle School Division
 

 Rhythm Express
 Fairfield Middle School


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avahasflava on Apr 10, 2024, 10:42 PM (Edited)
Post #86
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performance videos

Oak Mountain "The Muses"
Manchester "Touch of Swing"
Brownsburg "Starlight Voices"
Noblesville "New Dimension"
Fairfield "Pure Elegance"
Center Grove "Debtones"
Fairfield "Rhythm Express"

Oak Mountain “Singers” Prelims
Manchester "Capital Swing"
Brownsburg "Spotlight Singers & Company"
Noblesville “NHS Singers” Prelims
Fairfield "Choraliers"
BEAT "Amplitude"
Grenada "Visions" Prelims
Glenwood "Titan Fever"
Jackson Academy "Encore"
Cedar Rapids Kennedy "Happiness, Inc." Prelims
Center Grove “Sound System” Prelims
Findlay "First Edition" Prelims

Noblesville "NHS Singers" Finals
Cedar Rapids Kennedy "Happiness, Inc." Finals
Grenada "Visions" Finals
Oak Mountain "Singers" Finals
Center Grove "Sound System" Finals

Clinton "Attache" Exhibition

just missing Findlay finals!





ethan_c_wood on Apr 11, 2024, 1:19 PM (Edited)
Post #87
+2
Here’s a video of CG’s prelims performance!

https://youtu.be/9vyl69ooGVM?feature=shared

(Sorry, I don’t know how to put the actual link)





ethan_c_wood Tuesday at 1:58 PM
Post #88
+1
Here’s some more videos!

Oak Mountain prelims: https://youtu.be/_PokKIxRGK4?feature=shared
Noblesville prelims: https://youtu.be/_izGhorGmLY?feature=shared

Still can’t find a video for Findlay finals, but I hope this helps!




Nathan E on Apr 3, 2024, 6:38 PM
Post #85
+1
Show Choir Nationals is an amazing multi day event for these groups. Getting the chance to perform on the Grand Ole Opry and stay in the immaculate Gaylord Opryland Hotel is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I spoke with many performers from the three Indianapolis based groups that competed to see what their favorite moments were from this multi-day competition. To read that, go here: Morning Finals on Famed Nashville Stage: Show Choir Nationals from a Performer's Perspective.



juliofrommississippi on Mar 27, 2024, 10:09 AM
Post #84
+13
CORRECT prelims totals! (Not averaged) A friend, who probably wishes to remain anonymous or they could've posted, sent me the prelims scores. What obviously happened was Connie Mulligan's show design scores were not added to any group's overall total score. Her scores were all correctly calculated, but the show design section was omitted from the total. SCN does decide to average the scores. I am going to list them as un-averaged, just so you can see how close 5-7 really was, and also because my brain doesn't understand decimals this early.

1st- Center Grove 1176
2nd- Findlay 1107.5
3rd- Oak Mountain 1040.5
4th- Grenada 1033
5th- Kennedy 1003
6th- Brownsburg 1002.5
7th- Noblesville 1000.5
8th- Jackson Academy 985.5
9th- Fairfield 973
10th- Glenwood 960.5
11th- Manchester 949.5
12th- BEAT 916

I am surprised that no one caught this the day of. Total Show Design scores were all in the 30s and 40s when averaged, even Center Grove. From my experience at SCN, finalists usually get 50 points or more for show design. I also find that, consistently, when you use the SCN scoresheet (as we do at MOShow) any group that is finals worthy will have 200 points. It was VERY weird to see the 3rd place group have 198 points after averaging. That is very low. That means 4 finalists were under 200. That immediately caught my eye as weird when the scores were posted on here. Yes, one of the judges scored very low, but the others were all scoring above 200 for the majority of groups, not even just finalists.


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ShowChoirNationals on Mar 26, 2024, 6:00 PM
Post #80
+22
Apology to Brownsburg Spotlight Singers and Company

Dear Show Choir Community,

Show Choir Nationals would like to address an issue that has come to our attention regarding the preliminary round of the mixed division competition. An error in our scoring system occurred, which unfortunately impacted the rightful qualification of Brownsburg Spotlight Singers and Company in the finals competition.

We value Brownsburg Spotlight Singers and Company's talent and dedication, and we deeply regret any missed opportunities resulting from this error. We understand the disappointment this has caused, and we extend our sincerest apologies.

While we cannot turn back time, please know that we are taking immediate steps to review and enhance our scoring procedures to prevent such errors from happening in the future. Your continued trust and confidence in Show Choir Nationals is appreciated, and we are committed to ensuring a fair and accurate outcome for future competitions.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work to address this matter.

Show Choir Nationals





JWill on Mar 26, 2024, 11:50 PM
Post #81
+26
You left out: They get a free entry next year.


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TristanTragic on Mar 27, 2024, 8:10 AM
Post #82
+18
Yeah, i don’t think just an apology will settle this. This is the “Big” Competition of the year. The “Show Choir Nationals” and that group payed who knows how much to be there. I agree with JWill. Free Entry for Brownsburg next year!




Shermactin on Mar 27, 2024, 9:58 AM
Post #83
+17
They should absolutely receive a free entry to next years competition at Nationals. Groups spend thousands upon thousands of dollars to participate in an event like Nationals. It is the least that could be done due to the tabulation error.

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Show choir fan4000 on Mar 23, 2024, 2:07 PM
Post #65
+8
What a season for center grove. While they have come close, this is their first undefeated season of the 21st century*. Super impressive considering how they went up against pretty much every one of the best groups in the nation this year. The only other groups on their level this year are probably Linn marr and John Burroughs (maybe attache). Bravo to all the groups today! So much talent up there.

*excluding 2021 because of Covid and all of the restrictions on groups trying to compete





Häakon on Mar 23, 2024, 3:48 PM
Post #68
+30
There's no question for me that Center Grove is choir of the year. It's difficult to "rank" show choirs, but they literally checked all of the boxes.

First is a flawless, undefeated season with best vocals at every single competition they attended and best choreography at most.

Second, and this gets overlooked a lot when discussing choirs' records, but they competed six times. That's double the number of comps of a group like Attaché, and while it's certainly believable that Clinton could pull off an undefeated season by competing six times, it's just objectively more difficult to keep up a streak the more you compete. I think it actually gets exponentially more difficult the more competitions you add, so CG gets my full respect here.

Lastly, as you pointed out, the depth and strength of their schedule was way up there - perhaps the toughest of any group in 2024 - and they still came out on top every time. I actually think John Burroughs has their best show from a national-score-sheet-relevance perspective since 2013, so I wish they would have been at a more high-profile event this year. For whatever reason, though, they weren't. And while they beat their region rivals and fellow national titan Los Al, so did Center Grove.

Linn-Mar also went undefeated (and like Burroughs, they had vocal/choreo sweep at every competition they attended), so they're way up there too. But they only competed four times and didn't battle outside of Iowa, so I think Sound System has the edge here.

I rarely put numbers on groups and I'm certainly not about to make a giant list, but every now and then there's a choir that just has a record so stellar it deserves some extra praise. Congratulations to CG and their whole team - the band, the crew, the parents and volunteers, and of course the directors, choreographers, and arrangers who crafted such an impressive show. What a tremendous way to end the season!



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Johnathon on Mar 23, 2024, 3:53 PM
Post #70
+8
Agreed 100%, Häakon! Word for word! Kudos to Sound System!


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Show choir fan4000 on Mar 23, 2024, 4:15 PM
Post #71
+7
Those are some great points. The strength of schedule is especially mind blowing. I can’t recall the last time a group has competed at two “national” competitions in the same year. This is the first time that WWS has had such a massive lineup since 2019, I would even say that the choral classic this year was the biggest show choir competition since the pandemic. Not to mention going to show choir nationals which is always a super tough lineup, they really established themselves in multiple regions and went up against as many big groups as possible.

Its so much time and money to travel to so many competitions so it makes sense why this doesn’t occur very often, but I would agree, they are really the clear champions this year— especially when it comes to singing.





jdcritt on Mar 23, 2024, 8:24 PM
Post #75
 
My best guess at a ranking, which is quite difficult without seeing every group at the same venue…

1. Clinton “Attaché” - they’re absolutely back, with the classic mature vocals and dazzling choreography. Their show has a logical progression, and the artwork on the back TVs really enhances the scenery. Only criticism I could find of anything in the show was the use of the venue’s lights — they overpowered some of the colors and took away from the effect of the baby doll. While we’re at it, that girl delivered one of the most effective performances I’ve ever seen. If the only negative is something that has nothing to do with the kids on the stage, I’d say they’re pretty darn good.

2. Center Grove - My first time ever seeing them live was today in Nashville. I had my doubts about their victory over Los Alamitos, but after seeing them live, I feel confident in saying that the video didn’t do them justice. Very mature vocals, clean choreography, great song choices, and great costumes. Also, Seal Lullaby (that’s the Eric Whitacre song, yes?) is a favorite of mine from band, and hearing such a well-written concert piece performed expertly was a treat today.

3. John Burroughs - now we’re getting to groups that I didn’t get to see live this season. I have a known soft-spot for dark shows, and I absolutely love this show. They go really hard with the choreography too — such energy is always fun to watch. If the choir’s vocals weren’t enough to rave about, the jaw-dropping talent of their soloists certainly must be.

Los Alamitos and Linn-Marr are probably the next two for me, but I think those three are certainly in those spots. Haven’t seen many of the other perennial powerhouses and undefeated groups.



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Angle Gold on Mar 25, 2024, 1:01 PM
Post #78
 
While a comparison is fun to do, there are different rules in different states making comparing shows difficult. In Iowa, you are only allowed to have one adult in the combo for competitions in Iowa. This makes it difficult for Iowa to attract groups from outside states to come and compete in Iowa. Our friends from Brownsburg told us that Indiana schools often make their kids choose one team over another which often prevents show choirs from having kids in their bands as well as not being allowed to use football players for example.

Congrats to Center Grove, that was an amazing show in Nashville and a well-deserved Grand Champion award. Glad I got to be there for it.



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MoosefromIndy on Mar 26, 2024, 2:57 PM
Post #79
+6
This wasn't true for Center Grove. They have 2 football players in Sound System. My son is a junior and the other is a Soph.

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Michelle2653 on Mar 23, 2024, 12:40 PM
Post #59
+2
Very shocked Brownsburg didn’t make the finals. They are amazing! The sound and complex dance moves are insane. They just don’t follow traditional show choir show formats and I guess some judges don’t care for that. Very disappointing.


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Show choir fan4000 on Mar 23, 2024, 12:45 PM
Post #60
+3
This is one of the biggest competitions of the year, as you can see by the prelims scores Brownsburg missed finals by 0.1 points. Unfortunately that’s just the way it goes at competitions like these, there is so much talent that not every group can make it to the next round. Many of these groups would win grand champion if they competed at any other competition today. It’s not that the judges don’t care for that, it’s just that when you have 3 groups like Kennedy, noblesville, and Brownsburg that are all at a high level, they can barely edge each other out to make it to finals




juliofrommississippi on Mar 23, 2024, 1:18 PM
Post #61
 
This is so true. Go back and look at all the previous years. There are always some amazing groups that don’t make finals at this competition.



vadiakri000 on Mar 24, 2024, 1:06 PM
Post #77
+6
Center Grove Sound System 2024 - SCN Finals @ Grand Ole Opry
Our last competitive performance at SCN finals on the Grand Ole Opry stage



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