To everyone who came out to Dutch Masters this weekend....THANK YOU! This is our fifth year of hosting this competition, and I truly feel it gets better every year. From the great food, wonderful photographs by Stover Photography, amazing decorations, top-notch video production by Blue Sky Productions, awesome judges, energetic performers, gracious student hosts, helpful backstage crew, to the scores of parents/grandparents/friends/family/show choir crazies who came out to support each of the groups on stage, it was an amazing weekend. I am honored to get to emcee this event, and the quality of performance (and character) I see displayed by the students on stage at Dutch Masters each year exemplifies for me the importance of vocal music education in our schools. So to each of the groups who performed at Dutch Masters this year...thank you. You guys are all fantastic, and we wish you the best of luck in everything you do. Can't wait to see you all again next year! (and keep an eye out on YouTube for your Harlem Shake video.... 1 back-flipping gorilla + 1000+ people going crazy = Harlem Shake Domination!)
Does anyone have the complete middle school results from Friday night?
Friday night results:
MS Champion: Johnston Impact
First runner-up: Waukee South "En Fuego"
Second runner-up: LaSalle MS "Center Stage"
Third runner-up: Waukee South "High Octane"
Fourth runner-up: Dallas Center-Grimes "Illusion"
Fifth runner-up: Excelsior Middle School "Double Time Show Choir"
There were caption awards for best band/choreo/vocals in the MS division, but for the life of me, I can't remember them this morning. The middle school competition Friday night was a lot of fun. The kids all did a great job. Already excited for next year's competition!
They both choreographed for Central Lee. They both critiqued during the day round. Before the Finals Round, us directors we asked if any of us objected to them giving points in the Finals considering Central Lee was in the Finals. None of us objected. Also, groups were rank based on each judges scores and that gave the outcome. Actually, Mount Pleasant and Center Point-Urbana tied in the Finals, so the tiebreaker went to the cumulative overall score which had Mount Pleasant winning by 3 points over CPU.
I only ask this because I know these two get around small school Iowa..... but did LD Kidd or Anne Chapman choreograph any of these groups? I just assume they do since they choreograph everywhere down around SE Iowa. I would think that would be an unfair judging panel.
1st Place - Mount Pleasant - InMotion
2nd Place - Center Point-Urbana - Summit Street Singers
3rd Place - Dallas Center-Grimes - Rhythm 'n Red
4th Place - Center Point-Urbana - Illumination
5th Place - Davis County - ACDC: Action Choir of Davis County
Best Vocals, Best Band - Mount Pleasant
Best Choreography - Center Point-Urbana
1st Place - Central Lee - CENTRifugAL Force
2nd Place - West Branch - Christopher Jive and the Uptown 45
3rd Place - West Liberty - Voices Unlimited
4th Place - Hudson - First Edition
5th Place - BCLUW - Center Street Swing
Best Vocals, Best Choreography - Central Lee
Best Band - West Branch
1st Place - Fort Madison Holy Trinity - Commotion
2nd Place - Guthrie Center - Center Stage
3rd Place - HLV - Pizzazz
Best Vocals, Best Band, Best Choreography - Fort Madison Holy Trinity
Best Female Soloist - Fort Madison Holy Trinity
Best Male Soloist - Mount Pleasant
Grand Champions - Mount Pleasant - InMotion
1st Runner-Up - Center Point-Urbana - Summit Street Singers
2nd Runner-Up - Central Lee - CENTRifugAL Force
3rd Runner-Up - West Branch - Christopher Jive and the Uptown 45
4th Runner-Up - Dallas Center-Grimes - Rhythm 'n Red
5th Runner-Up - West Liberty - Voices Unlimited
7:00pm - Waukee South - High Octane
7:20pm - Johnston - Impact
7:40pm - Dallas Center-Grimes - Illusion
8:00pm - Linn-Mar Excelsior - Double Time
8:20pm - Waukee South - En Fuego
8:40pm - Cedar Rapids LaSalle - Center Stage
9:00pm - Pella - PELLAdrenaline (X)
9:20pm - Pella - AcaPella (X)
9:45pm - AWARDS
11:00am - Guthrie Center - Center Stage (1A)
11:25am - HLV - Pizzazz (1A)
11:50am - Fort Madison Holy Trinity - Commotion (1A)
12:15am - BCLUW - Center Street Swing (2A)
1:45pm - Central Lee - CENTRifugAL Force (2A)
2:10pm - Hudson - First Edition (2A)
2:35pm - West Branch - Christopher Jive and the Uptown 45 (2A)
3:00pm - West Liberty - Voices Unlimited (2A)
3:25pm - Center Point-Urbana - Illumination (3A)
4:20pm - Davis County - ACDC: Action Choir of Davis County (3A)
4:45pm - Dallas Center-Grimes - Rhythm 'n Red (3A)
5:10pm - Center Point-Urbana - Summit Street Singers (3A)
5:35pm - Mount Pleasant - InMotion (3A)
6:00pm - Pella - AcaPella (X)
6:25pm - DAYTIME AWARDS
7:30pm - Finals Group #1
7:55pm - Finals Group #2
8:20pm - Finals Group #3
8:45pm - Finals Group #4
9:10pm - Finals Group #5
9:35pm - Finals Group #6
10:00pm - Pella - Dutch Divas (X)
10:25pm - FINALS AWARDS
The 5th annual Dutch Masters Show Choir Invitational will be held on February 15-16 in Pella, Iowa. Middle School competition on Friday night, and 1A-3A competition on Saturday. Here's the school's attending:
Friday night (MS)
Waukee South (2 groups)
Guthrie Center (1A)
Holy Trinity (1A)
Central Lee (2A)
West Branch (2A)
West Liberty (2A)
Center Point-Urbana (2 groups) (3A)
Davis County (3A)
Dallas Center-Grimes (3A)
Mount Pleasant (3A)
Also exhibition performances by PellAdrenaline, Dutch Divas and AcaPella. Great opportunity to celebrate small school talent on stage!