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 Show Choir Community > Events > 2013 > Urbandale Show Choir Invitational (Day Two) 2013


Event Info


February 9th, 2013
  8:00am

Venue Info

Urbandale High School
7111 Aurora Avenue
Urbandale, IA 50322

Phone: (515) 457-6800

Event Details

No. of Attending Choirs:

  16 Mixed Groups
  4 Womens Groups

Hosts:

  Urbandale "Studio"
  Urbandale "Vitality"

Judges:

  Brandon Dean (Vocal/Finals)
  Mark Mangold (Visual/Finals)
  Doran Johnson (Vocal/Finals)
  Sjaan Trowbridge (Visual/Finals)
  Steve Woodin (Bands/Finals)
  Damon Brown (Critique/Finals Critique)
  Anne Chapman (Critique/Finals Judge)
  Dina Else (Critique/Finals Judge)

Ticket Prices:

$10 for day round
$10 for finals
$15 for whole day

Event Website: Click Here

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Urbandale Show Choir Invitational (Day Two) 2013



 Finals
 

Groups

 The Classics
 Wheaton Warrenville South High School
Grand Champion 
Best Vocals 
Best Choreography 

 Visual Adrenaline
 Ankeny High School
First Runner Up 
Best Band 

 Resonance
 Lincoln Southwest High School
Second Runner Up 

 The Ambassadors
 Prairie High School
3rd Runner Up 
Best Female Soloist (Abby Ganske) 

 Innovation
 Johnston High School
4th Runner Up 

 Happiness, Inc.
 Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School
5th Runner Up 


 Mixed Division - Tier I (Prelims)
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 Womens Division
 

Groups

 Intensity
 Ankeny High School
First Place 

 Esprit
 Wheaton Warrenville South High School
Second Place 

 Vocal Gold

 Southeast Polk High School
No Placement 

 Impulse

 Sioux City East High School
No Placement 


 Prep Division
 

Groups

 Protégé
 Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School
First Place 

 Perpetual Motion
 Ankeny High School
Second Place 

 Ambience
 Lincoln Southwest High School
Third Place 

 Focal Point
 Prairie High School
4th Place 

 Synergy

 Johnston High School
No Placement 

 New Sound

 Sioux City East High School
No Placement 

 Encore Singers

 Totino-Grace High School
No Placement 


  Members Who Attended This Event displaying 7 of 41 members (view all)  


Mr. Temple




bethieboo102




The Ethan ...




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FatCakesOmNom




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JWill on Apr 27, 2013, 11:44 PM
Post #271
+7


QUOTE (JWill @ Feb 07 2013, 12:22 AM) *


Agreed. I am a neutral party (Illinois), and I saw most of the big name Iowa and Indiana groups last year at the dozen or so competitions I attended, and the only Iowa group at the FC, CG, Carmel level was Linn-Mar.



I was wrong. Now that I have seen Ankeny (at Fame Nationals), I would say that they exceed any Indiana group that I've seen in the last few years.


A

acecool06 on Feb 28, 2013, 8:50 AM
Post #270
 


QUOTE (CaptainDave13 @ Jan 25 2013, 06:50 PM) *

GC: The Classics
1RU: Visual Adrenaline
2RU: Ambassadors
3RU: Happiness, Inc.
4RU: Resonance
5RU: Company of Singers



J

jacoblaeson on Feb 17, 2013, 6:11 PM (Edited by jacoblaeson)
Post #269
+1


QUOTE (peterclinkscales @ Feb 14 2013, 04:32 AM) *


Not to be confused with its counterpart "2 chainz on me"



This^


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peterclinkscales on Feb 14, 2013, 4:32 AM
Post #268
+4


QUOTE (Mr. Temple @ Feb 14 2013, 03:17 AM) *

It's "That's What Makes You Beautiful" with "No Chains On Me."



Not to be confused with its counterpart "2 chainz on me"




Mr. Temple on Feb 14, 2013, 3:17 AM
Post #267
+2


QUOTE (justinbeokay @ Feb 14 2013, 03:09 AM) *

Can anyone tell me the name of Urbandale's closer this year? I LOVE it SO much!


It's "That's What Makes You Beautiful" with "No Chains On Me."


J

justinbeokay on Feb 14, 2013, 3:09 AM
Post #266
+2
Can anyone tell me the name of Urbandale's closer this year? I LOVE it SO much!



Häakon on Feb 13, 2013, 10:24 PM
Post #265
+3


QUOTE (quincy @ Feb 13 2013, 09:20 PM) *

LSW - Is there any way that your director would be willing/able to put that ballad up on iTunes or make CDs? It is incredible and I want a copy of it rather than try to ignore the coughing and distractions of a youtube video.


Yes! I wish more show choirs recorded their set in a 'clean' setting for everyone to enjoy. I did this with Powerhouse here, here, and here and people really enjoyed it. 'Studio' recordings don't have the energy or the feel of the live shows, but they aren't meant to be replacements... just something pristine to enjoy in the car or on your iPod. Sorta like an "iTunes" version. We issued a companion live DVD along with it to have the best of both worlds.

There are so many groups I would love to have this kind of recording of... I'm sure I'm not the only one. Directors! Take a weekend, get your groups together, and archive this beautiful music you've worked so hard to create!


Q

quincy on Feb 13, 2013, 9:20 PM
Post #264
+4
LSW - Is there any way that your director would be willing/able to put that ballad up on iTunes or make CDs? It is incredible and I want a copy of it rather than try to ignore the coughing and distractions of a youtube video. You were by far my favorite group there and I like how you made such a great show without props, backgrounds, or lighting to distract from your show. I want to say you were "old-fashioned" but it gave me hope that true show choir is still very much alive.

I have a list of my thoughts on all the groups but let's be real, aint nobody got time for that. I just wanted to give a shootout to one of my new favorite groups.

After day I had you in first:
LSW
WWS
Ankeny
Kennedy
Prairie
Johnston/Totino

After the night round I agreed with the judges, but I do not believe that Wheaton won the day round.




36kap36 on Feb 13, 2013, 7:09 PM
Post #263
 


QUOTE (Mr. Temple @ Feb 12 2013, 04:23 PM) *

I don't think Ankeny likes their show to go up on YouTube until the season is over.



Haha I fully understand that opinion. I'm just excited to see it.




Bae on Feb 12, 2013, 6:09 PM
Post #262
 
This competition on Blu-ray?? I am so down.



Mr. Temple on Feb 12, 2013, 4:23 PM
Post #261
 
I don't think Ankeny likes their show to go up on YouTube until the season is over.

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peterclinkscales on Feb 12, 2013, 4:00 PM
Post #260
 


QUOTE (36kap36 @ Feb 12 2013, 01:33 PM) *

Okay, soooo....

Who wants to put Ankeny's show on youtube so that I can see what all the raving is about? Because I'm really excited to see it!



I will put most if not all of the finalists on youtube when we get the dvd!




36kap36 on Feb 12, 2013, 1:33 PM
Post #259
+5
Okay, soooo....

Who wants to put Ankeny's show on youtube so that I can see what all the raving is about? Because I'm really excited to see it!


G

goinggray on Feb 12, 2013, 11:47 AM
Post #258
+2


QUOTE (The Ethan Price @ Feb 10 2013, 10:52 PM) *

I forgot Urbandale!

Urbandale, if you were competing, I would have put you right up there with/above Ankeny and Wheaton in my personal standings. When the varsity host choir goes after finals, the kids are tired from the long day and also extremely wired because the entire auditorium is a fan instead of just one fan base. Sometimes this can be a blessing, but other times it can be a curse. Last night, it was definitely a blessing.

Studio 2013, you show is GREAT. The opening dresses (I think opening, anyway, some parts of the day are starting to mix together) were gorgeous. The theme of the show is so... personal. And real. And uplifting. And I love it. Major props to the director(s). One of the most meaningful shows I have ever witnessed. The split between Hurt and Blessed... That was a real show changer for me. I don't think it could have been any more beautiful. Honestly, beautiful is the only word to really describe it. Vocals were amazing, choreography was SO crisp, and the show as a whole was just so pleasing (as Studio is every single year ever).

In the halls I heard nothing but extreme praise for the show and for the hosts throughout the day. Urbandale is honestly such a well run competition and you students/directors have everything to do with that. A sincere thank you to all of you for putting on this memorable and historical event.

Oh, and because I missed it on my first post: Ankeny's opener "Titanium" is one of my favorite show choir songs of all time. I never would have imagined it as nothing but a ballad, but man. VA proved me wrong there.

As you can tell, the entire competition was just amazing. I wish I could repeat it.



Thanks Ethan! We just wanted to do something that spoke to the fact that so many of us are blessed in ways we forget to think of in the world as it stands. For those that don't know, the show's theme takes the materialism of the world and its greed, seeks to define its shallowness and disillusionment,....and then talk about the origins of true blessings and beauty in our lives. Means a lot that the show impacted you the way it did, and your post made me smile.

To Ted Brimeyer, and the ARMY of students, parents, alums, fellow judges and worker bees that made Urbandale's competition possible, let me say a heartfelt thank you. The competition results were difficult to argue with, as it was a decorated panel that included folks from Disney, some of America's top show choirs, and vocal adjudicators with a Ph.D. in their field. The food was delicious that the parents made for all of us, the facilities were fantabulous, the spirit of the day great, and scoring/tabulations went off without a hitch. (To those unlucky enough to witness some of us on the panel "dancing" from time-to-time while music roared between groups,.....I offer my sincere apologies,.....you likely were traumatized!)

Thanks to the 13 groups I was honored to do critique workshops with, as I've never had a contest where EVERY group I critiqued was respectful and enthusiastic in looking for ways to improve,....I sincerely hope I gave you some constructive and fun ones! God Bless and thanks to all involved for a spectacular day that should model for other schools the right way to run a competition! Damon Brown




deesas on Feb 12, 2013, 3:24 AM
Post #257
 


QUOTE (kennedycoug27 @ Feb 10 2013, 11:26 PM) *

Mr Temple, is there a link to order DVD's?


I brought home an order form so I scanned it and I'm going to see if I can post it here. Bear with me, I'm new at this. But, the cool thing is that the videographer is offering the DVD's in Bllu-Ray as well as regular and charging the same price for each option.

Name:
Street Address:
City:
State:
________ Zip _
Phone: (+ Area Code) _
.............................................................................................
***(SIH and tax are included in all Blu-raylDVD orders)***
INDIVIDUAL GROUP DVD or Blu-ray - $19
FINALS & AWARDS (SATURDAY ON 2 DVDs or 1 Blu-ray) - $30 FINALS & AWARDS (SAT.) & 1 DAYTIME CHOIR - $43 FINALS & AWARDS (SAT.) & 2 DAYTIME CHOIRS - $53
ANY 2 Groups on 2 DVDs or Blu-rays (NO FINALS) - $31
ANY 3 Groups on 3 DVDs or Blu-rays (NO FINALS) - $41
ANY 4 Groups on 4 DVDs or Blu-rays (NO FINALS) - $49
***Please indicate school(s) and choirs(s) desired below:
SCHOOL(S) CHOIR NAME(S) AMOUNT PAID (Circle)
$19.00
$31.00
$41.00
$49.00
$30.00
$43.00
$53.00 -1
1. _
2 .. _
3 .. _
4. _
FINALS ONLY .
FINALS & 1 GROUP .
Choir Name
----------------------------
FINALS & 2 GROUPS .
Choir Names 1) _
2) _
+
TOTAL PAID $ .00
PLEASE MARK: PAID - CASH or CHECK # _
Type of Disc: BLU-RA Y __ or DVD __ (Please check off)
$20.00 FEE FOR ALL RETURNED CHECKS!
............................................................................................
Make Checks Payable to: Dave Mattern
4309 Beaver Hills Drive Des Moines, Iowa 50310 (515) 270-9799


Okay, the formatting didn't copy well and I didn't know how to post it as a pic. But hopefully it's clear enough that you can tell what the options and prices are. But his name, address, and phone are at the bottom. Call him and he'll be happy to help you.


J

JaBayne on Feb 12, 2013, 2:35 AM
Post #256
+2
This was hands down the hardest competition I have ever competed in and I was very pleased with the quality of all the groups from top to bottom. It was the first time I had ever see Wheaton's show and I was blown away to say the least! Good luck to all show choirs with the rest of your season!



belles_voix on Feb 11, 2013, 10:45 PM
Post #255
 


QUOTE (The Ethan Price @ Feb 10 2013, 10:01 PM) *


Sioux City East: I heart Abby Turner. Enough said.


AND WHO WAS IT THAT GOT YOU THE BEST DAMN SEAT EVER FOR PRELIMS? ;)




thewaterotter9 on Feb 11, 2013, 9:56 PM
Post #254
+1
This was by far one of the most enjoyable competitions I've sat through. The auditorium is beautiful (second best that I've been to, behind Hastings) and the sound was great. The competition ran really smoothly from what I could see.

After finals I had it like it ended up but with Kennedy ahead of Johnston, barely. Can't really complain about how it turned out.

I thought every group really improved for finals and it was just a fun finals to sit back and enjoy. So props to everyone who competed!

It's obviously hard to sit and compare shows like Wheaton and Ankeny, especially when both are executed as well as they were. I think one thing that I loved about Wheaton were the small touches in staging/choreo/vocals that really grab your attention. A few examples:
- In the opener when Jeff (the main guy) finishes his tap section and it kind of explodes from him to the rest of the group. It just really grabs your attention and gives the rest of the opener a boost in energy that carries it.
- The section in "Cool" where they dance as couples really formally and shift their vocals to very proper. It gave the number a distinct feel that once again gave the number new life.
- The dad in the show basically any time he is featured. He's clearly very talented (he was the cowardly lion last year) and really portrays his character well. His dance moves and his interaction with his daughter were awesome and really fun.

That said, I really liked what Ankeny has done this year and I'm excited to see them two more times at FAME Orlando!




Mr. Temple on Feb 10, 2013, 11:42 PM
Post #253
+5


QUOTE (The Ethan Price @ Feb 10 2013, 10:52 PM) *

The theme of the show is so... personal. And real. And uplifting. And I love it. Major props to the director(s). One of the most meaningful shows I have ever witnessed. The split between Hurt and Blessed... That was a real show changer for me. I don't think it could have been any more beautiful. Honestly, beautiful is the only word to really describe it.

In the halls I heard nothing but extreme praise for the show and for the hosts throughout the day. Urbandale is honestly such a well run competition and you students/directors have everything to do with that. A sincere thank you to all of you for putting on this memorable and historical event.



Thank you so much, Ethan. I honestly am not interested in where people think we might have placed, but these two things mean the most to everyone associated with Studio 2013.

1. The fact that you got the show and it touched you personally means we accomplished our goal.

and

2. You feel that the competition is run well. We take great pride in our event, so your compliments about how it was run are very much appreciated.




Mr. Temple on Feb 10, 2013, 11:34 PM
Post #252
 


QUOTE (kennedycoug27 @ Feb 10 2013, 11:26 PM) *

Mr Temple, is there a link to order DVD's?


I don't think the company that produces our DVD's has a website. I know they will take telephone and mail orders though. You can contact them during normaly business hours at 515-270-9799. This year they are offering DVD and Blu-Ray formats and they put out a great product.



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