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 Show Choir Community > Events > 2009 > Cedar Rapids Kennedy Raise The Roof! 2009


Event Info


February 28th, 2009

Venue Info

Kennedy High School
4545 Wenig Road NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Phone: (319) 558-2251

Event Details

No. of Attending Choirs:

  12 Mixed Groups
  1 Middle School Groups

Hosts:

  Cedar Rapids Kennedy "Happiness, Inc."
  Cedar Rapids Kennedy "Protégé"

Judges:

  Michael Reese (Vocals)
  Chris Fettig (Vocals)
  Chad Alexander (Visuals)
  David Legg (Visuals)
  Mary Kay Knapp (Critique)
  Emily Begnaud (Critique)
  Jim Berry (Band)
  Matthew Armstrong (Captions)

Ticket Prices: Unknown

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Cedar Rapids Kennedy Raise The Roof! 2009









Awards
Photos
TBA
Live Stream
Event Site


 Finals
 

Groups in order of placement

 Xhilaration
 Xavier High School
Grand Champion 
Best Vocals 
Best Choreography 
Best Band 
Best Male Soloist 
Best Female Soloist 
Best Ballad (Let It Be) 

 Innovation
 Johnston High School
First Runner Up 

 West Side Delegation
 Cedar Rapids Jefferson High School
Second Runner Up 
Best Costumes 
Best Show Design 

 Ovation
 Cedar Rapids Jefferson High School
3rd Runner Up 

 Magic
 Manteno High School
4th Runner Up 

 Xuberance
 Xavier High School
5th Runner Up 


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

Groups

 Magic
 Manteno High School
First Place 

 Singers
 Seward High School
Second Place 
Best Crew 

 Sound Coalition

 Columbus Catholic High School
No Placement 

 West High Story
 Waterloo West High School
No Placement 
Most Creative Song (Child Of The 80s) 


 Prep Division
 

Groups

 Ovation
 Cedar Rapids Jefferson High School
First Place 
Best Vocals 
Best Choreography 
Best Band 
Best Female Soloist 

 Xuberance
 Xavier High School
Second Place 

 Synergy
 Johnston High School
Third Place 
Best Male Soloist 

 Sound Connection

 Columbus Catholic High School
No Placement 

 Sound Advice

 Johnston Middle School
No Placement 

 Hi-Style

 Linn-Mar High School
No Placement 


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xoshowchoirlovexo3 on Mar 20, 2009, 12:49 PM
Post #115
 


QUOTE (batonking @ Mar 03 2009, 07:34 PM) *

I would like to thank everyone who attended Raise The Roof! Saturday. It was a fantastic day, minus a few problems...all on my part. I have listed the actual results of the day below. There were some clerical errors (again, on my part) that resulted in some erroneous announcements during the daytime awards ceremony. My apologies to the directors and students involved. I assure you that we are taking steps to prevent such errors from happening in the future. If you have thoughts on how we can improve the day, please let us know! We hope to see you next year!

Finals
GC – Xavier “ Xhilaration”
1RU – Johnston “Innovation”
2RU – CR Jefferson “West Side Delegation”
3RU – CR Jefferson “Ovation”
4RU – Manteno “Magic”
5RU – Xavier “Xuberance”

Best Vocals - Xavier “ Xhilaration”
Best Choreography - Xavier “ Xhilaration”
Best Band - Xavier “ Xhilaration”

Preliminary Round Results

4A
1st Place – Johnston “Innovation”
2nd Place – Xavier “Xhilaration”

Small School
1st Place – Manteno “Magic”
2nd Place – Seward “Seward High Singers”

Prep
1st Place – CR Jefferson “Ovation”
2nd Place – Xavier “Xuberance”
3rd Place – Johnston “Synergy”

Outstanding Vocals – CR Jefferson “Ovation”
Outstanding Choreography – CR Jefferson “Ovation”
Best Band – CR Jefferson “Ovation”
Outstanding Female Soloist – Caley Anderson, CR Jefferson “Ovation”
Outstanding Male Soloist – Phillip Mortens, Johnston “Synergy”

Middle School
1st Place – Regis “Eclipse”
2nd Place – CR Prairie “Ovation”
3rd Place – Johnston “Impact”
4th Place – CR Roosevelt “Regeneration”
5th Place – CR Franklin “FLAPCO”
6th Place – CR Taft “Kids From Taft”

Best Vocals – Prairie “Ovation”
Best Choreography – Regis “Eclipse”



Daytime Captions
Best Costuming – CR Jefferson “West Side Delegation”
Most Creative Number – Waterloo West “West High Story” for Child of the 80’s
Best Show Design – CR Jefferson “West Side Delegation”
Outstanding Ballad – “Let It Be” – Xavier “Xhilaration”
Outstanding Technical Crew – Seward “Seward High Singers”
Outstanding Female Soloist – Allyson Hovda, Xavier “Xhilaration”
Outstanding Male Soloist – Pat Fagan, Xavier “Xhilaration”



congratulations xavier! you guys have a flawless show and you truly deserved grand champs! and by the way I LOVE LOVE LOVE your ballad soloist. the girl. but i'm sure you guys get that a lot. anyways congratulations! and keep it up




ell_ib_jung on Mar 9, 2009, 2:45 AM
Post #114
 


QUOTE (dancin0diva9 @ Feb 19 2009, 02:23 AM) *

I believe that our group is preparing to make finals, so hopefully you will see us that night again...we have been working extremely hard...can't wait to see the iowa shows again either...happiness was extraordinary at davenport


Hey! You're from Manteno! I LOOOOOVE you guys!
Your show is INCREDIBLE this year! It's a bummer we won't see you this weekend at Quincy...but I heard you're going to Herscher???
It's OUR last competition of the season.

I wish you ALL the best of luck until then!

Happy show choir-ing!

--Elli Jung
[From Pekin Intuition]




Bae on Mar 3, 2009, 9:36 PM
Post #113
 
At least Seward got something for carpooling all that way



namiss17 on Mar 3, 2009, 9:34 PM
Post #112
 


QUOTE (ghunt @ Mar 01 2009, 09:45 PM) *

Just a question, why did Waterloo West(which is bigger than Xavier who was inthe 4A class) get an award in the small school division instead of Seward who didn't even get a participation award? Can anybody shed some light on this for me. Thanks



i go to waterloo west & it was an accident we got the trophy taken away and it was given to seward.. they accidently mixed up the school names a guess? but they did get it!


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Storm on Mar 3, 2009, 7:34 PM
Post #111
 
I would like to thank everyone who attended Raise The Roof! Saturday. It was a fantastic day, minus a few problems...all on my part. I have listed the actual results of the day below. There were some clerical errors (again, on my part) that resulted in some erroneous announcements during the daytime awards ceremony. My apologies to the directors and students involved. I assure you that we are taking steps to prevent such errors from happening in the future. If you have thoughts on how we can improve the day, please let us know! We hope to see you next year!

Finals
GC – Xavier “ Xhilaration”
1RU – Johnston “Innovation”
2RU – CR Jefferson “West Side Delegation”
3RU – CR Jefferson “Ovation”
4RU – Manteno “Magic”
5RU – Xavier “Xuberance”

Best Vocals - Xavier “ Xhilaration”
Best Choreography - Xavier “ Xhilaration”
Best Band - Xavier “ Xhilaration”

Preliminary Round Results

4A
1st Place – Johnston “Innovation”
2nd Place – Xavier “Xhilaration”

Small School
1st Place – Manteno “Magic”
2nd Place – Seward “Seward High Singers”

Prep
1st Place – CR Jefferson “Ovation”
2nd Place – Xavier “Xuberance”
3rd Place – Johnston “Synergy”

Outstanding Vocals – CR Jefferson “Ovation”
Outstanding Choreography – CR Jefferson “Ovation”
Best Band – CR Jefferson “Ovation”
Outstanding Female Soloist – Caley Anderson, CR Jefferson “Ovation”
Outstanding Male Soloist – Phillip Mortens, Johnston “Synergy”

Middle School
1st Place – Regis “Eclipse”
2nd Place – CR Prairie “Ovation”
3rd Place – Johnston “Impact”
4th Place – CR Roosevelt “Regeneration”
5th Place – CR Franklin “FLAPCO”
6th Place – CR Taft “Kids From Taft”

Best Vocals – Prairie “Ovation”
Best Choreography – Regis “Eclipse”



Daytime Captions
Best Costuming – CR Jefferson “West Side Delegation”
Most Creative Number – Waterloo West “West High Story” for Child of the 80’s
Best Show Design – CR Jefferson “West Side Delegation”
Outstanding Ballad – “Let It Be” – Xavier “Xhilaration”
Outstanding Technical Crew – Seward “Seward High Singers”
Outstanding Female Soloist – Allyson Hovda, Xavier “Xhilaration”
Outstanding Male Soloist – Pat Fagan, Xavier “Xhilaration”


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coryrude777 on Mar 3, 2009, 5:40 AM
Post #110
 
close comp!



Bae on Mar 3, 2009, 4:06 AM
Post #109
 
I know that Mr. Reese had the actual order that it finished, with Johnston 1.5 points behind Xavier.



EsAreUnimportant on Mar 3, 2009, 4:05 AM (Edited by EsAreUnimportant)
Post #108
 


QUOTE (airforceflores @ Mar 03 2009, 03:32 AM) *


Composite points between Xavier and Johnston were as follows:
Xavier: 1, 1, 2, 2, 1, 1, 1
Johnston: 2, 3, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2



I believe Xavier's two second place ratings (as well as both of Johnston's first places) were Chris Fettig and Chad Alexander... but that is not for certain.

The only other scores I know are that one of the seven judges had Xuberance in 4th place. One or possibly two (can't remember) of the seven had CR Jefferson Ovation ahead of their varsity, Westside Delegation.




airforceflores on Mar 3, 2009, 3:32 AM
Post #107
 


QUOTE (WesTraen @ Mar 01 2009, 05:38 AM) *



wow anyone got score break downs? Johnston drops one and then xaiver sweeps... i wonder how close the pts were for BC and BV!!

Congrats to all groups!!



Composite points between Xavier and Johnston were as follows:
Xavier: 1, 1, 2, 2, 1, 1, 1
Johnston: 2, 3, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2




airforceflores on Mar 3, 2009, 1:40 AM
Post #106
 
I just want to give a shout out to Storm and the rest of the Kennedy Show Choirs for hosting another fantastic competition. This is one of Xavier's favorites and we were glad to be there.

Johnston I didn't get to see your show but I heard it was definately worth seeing and I hope I get another chance to see you all (where else are you competing this year?). You were such a classy group and I really enjoyed competing against you all.

Jefferson- Always fun to compete against you guys. I love your soloists and look forward to watching your show next year. On a somewhat side note. Ovation you truly are an amazing prep. I have been sceptical somewhat of labeling you the best prep in Iowa but I think you are definately my number 1 after seeing you again at Kennedy. I mean you even had one judge put you ahead of WSD!!! Thats quite an accomplishment.

Congrats to everyone who competed and I just want to say awesome job xubs!!! First time ever in finals and a runner up finish in the prep division. I'm so proud!!


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coryrude777 on Mar 2, 2009, 9:43 PM
Post #105
 


QUOTE (ChoralReef @ Mar 02 2009, 06:14 PM) *

As a parent, It was my first visit to Cedar Rapids. Cedar Rapids must be the "show choir capital" of the US. So many good groups in one city is amazing.

The facilities were very nice and everyone was professional. I don't think the persons that laid out the home rooms expected 3 of the finalists to be in a single cooridor across from each other. Both Xavier show choirs, and Manteno were pretty cramped trying to get ready.

From a pure entertainment point of view, Xavier was hard to beat Saturday night. Very good. Ballad was incredible.

I really enjoyed the Queen medley...was that Seward? Nice.

I saw WSD at Davenport and really thought they were much better. I thought they would be in second.

Ovation is prep group. I keep telling myself that, but I never believe it. Just incredible that a schools "second group" is that good.

It's good for our kids to go to Iowa and get an "eye opening" view of show choir and how good it can be.

Thank You for the incredible "show choir experience"


On behalf of Jefferson thankyou for the kind words, and thankyou for brining Manteno to Iowa! You guys rock!


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ChoralReef on Mar 2, 2009, 6:14 PM
Post #104
 
As a parent, It was my first visit to Cedar Rapids. Cedar Rapids must be the "show choir capital" of the US. So many good groups in one city is amazing.

The facilities were very nice and everyone was professional. I don't think the persons that laid out the home rooms expected 3 of the finalists to be in a single cooridor across from each other. Both Xavier show choirs, and Manteno were pretty cramped trying to get ready.

From a pure entertainment point of view, Xavier was hard to beat Saturday night. Very good. Ballad was incredible.

I really enjoyed the Queen medley...was that Seward? Nice.

I saw WSD at Davenport and really thought they were much better. I thought they would be in second.

Ovation is prep group. I keep telling myself that, but I never believe it. Just incredible that a schools "second group" is that good.

It's good for our kids to go to Iowa and get an "eye opening" view of show choir and how good it can be.

Thank You for the incredible "show choir experience"




ghunt on Mar 2, 2009, 3:28 AM
Post #103
 
Seward-

Wow I can't believe how good their choreography was for having two of their members choreograph the whole show.




EsAreUnimportant on Mar 2, 2009, 2:23 AM (Edited by EsAreUnimportant)
Post #102
 
Some brief thoughts on the competition:

Ovation - I got the chance to see your show twice and I thought you put on two great shows. I didn't get to see WSD, but after hearing you were one point away from them after the day round, I thought you might have pulled out the victory when I saw your night show. You do not act in any way like a prep group. Congratulations on your fantastic placement.

I did not get to see Innovation, but from what I heard from some crowd members, this competition could have very easily gone either way. I saw a little of your show on the television, and mentally prepared myself for 2nd place. The ballad soloist is phenomenal.

But the biggest thing I want to say - XUBERANCE! First time in school history Xavier has put a prep group in finals! We were all so happy for you guys. And we could tell you had a blast on stage doing your show for the last time competitively. By far and away, it was the best Xuberance performance not just of the year, but the best in school history. You should be proud!

All in all, it was a great day of show choir and a great day of Xavier show choir. First time in school history we have won multiple GC's in a single season... first time having multiple groups in finals... plus six caption awards on top of all that - against some extremely stiff competition - we were unbelievably excited. Congratulations to all groups!

I will echo Greg's question and ask why Waterloo West placed in the small school division? That's one of the biggest high schools in the state so I was pretty certain it was a mistake when they announced it, but they never corrected it. I also felt bad for Seward not getting a participation award...

Also as usual I will ask if anyone has scores from finals or the day round? The only scores I heard from the day round is Johnston was 11 points ahead of Xavier, who was 7 points ahead of Jefferson. However those are raw points scores - which were converted into rankings.


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glc1043 on Mar 2, 2009, 2:04 AM
Post #101
 
Manteno -

Loved your show! Loved your costumes! Thought your choreography was wonderful and well executed! Keep up the great work....




Bae on Mar 2, 2009, 2:02 AM
Post #100
 
The people that I was sitting around were making me angry because they were so disrespectful. I was sitting next to Trey, and we heard a kid laughing quite loudly during WSD's finals performance. Whether that was at WSD or not, it was very rude.



AustinH on Mar 2, 2009, 1:57 AM
Post #99
 


QUOTE (vballcutie11111 @ Mar 02 2009, 12:02 AM) *

yea im so new to this thing but im lovin it even tho i dont know how to work it so i would have quoted someone from earlier when they said the thing about the rude and obnoxious people but im from manteno and yes, we do have a very different show we have big hair and pink jackets with shorts but we're like every other show choir who devotes a lot of time and patience into their show and believes in it 100% so it is not fun when you show up to a competition and you have people calling you and group members names and giving dirty looks there should be a respect level that people should think about when attending these competitions.

p.s. the cookies were the best!



I totally understand what you are staying! i 100% agree with you!
and for some reason i didnt feel like everyone respected other groups or people.
Im not saying names or anything, i just think it should be a fun thing to be apart of!

p.s. the cookies were Amazing!!

p.p.s Thanks for all the good words about Ovation & Westside!


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vballcutie11111 on Mar 2, 2009, 12:02 AM (Edited by vballcutie11111)
Post #98
 
yea im so new to this thing but im lovin it even tho i dont know how to work it so i would have quoted someone from earlier when they said the thing about the rude and obnoxious people but im from manteno and yes, we do have a very different show we have big hair and pink jackets with shorts but we're like every other show choir who devotes a lot of time and patience into their show and believes in it 100% so it is not fun when you show up to a competition and you have people calling you and group members names and giving dirty looks there should be a respect level that people should think about when attending these competitions.

p.s. the cookies were the best!


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vballcutie11111 on Mar 2, 2009, 12:01 AM (Edited by vballcutie11111)
Post #97
 


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coryrude777 on Mar 1, 2009, 9:50 PM
Post #96
 


QUOTE (k weeds. @ Mar 01 2009, 01:32 AM) *

CONGRATS OVATION AND WESTSIDE! :]]]]

good luck to everyone in finals and the soloist in let it be.... wow you are amazing.


good luck tonight everyone :]


Thanks so much, it means alot!!! Im so happy lol



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