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Bishop Luers Midwest Show Choir Invitational

2024 marks an incredible milestone - the 50th anniversary of the very first show choir competition to ever take place. It all happened at Bishop Luers High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana! What started as a small swing choir contest on a tarp in the gym has grown into a full weekend of competitive divisions, with modern touches like incredible sound and a high-quality live stream. Groups of all sizes can be accommodated at Bishop Luers, which is located in close proximity to the Fort Wayne International Airport and downtown Fort Wayne. The performance area features ample wing space for costume changes, transitions, and privacy for performers, and the stage is easy to load on and off of with large ramps on both sides. The volunteers and students work incredibly hard to make sure you feel like a part of the rich history of show choir while you are a guest at Bishop Luers!

Event Date: March 1st-2nd, 2024
Performance Area: 56' wide x 40' deep
Entry Fee: $300 (High School) / $250 (Middle School)

Finals: Yes
Divisions Offered: Middle School, Treble/Bass, Small Mixed, Large Mixed


360° Event Panoramas

Venue Entrance Audience Seating Stage Load-in Area Warm-up Room

2024 Judges
Juding panel coming soon!


Bishop Luers High School
333 E. Paulding Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46816


Please contact [email protected]


Bishop Luers High School is both thrilled and honored to host longest-running show choir invitational in the world! After years of planning and upgrading the performance venue, we are ready to host our biggest competition yet. Personal invitations have been sent to all of the past Grand Champion winning choirs at Bishop Luers, and many will be returning to participate in 2024! Come join the celebration and be a part of history, right where it all began.

Performance Timing

Groups are allotted a maximum performance time slot of 30 minutes which includes setup, performance, and teardown.
Technical Information

Sixteen StageRight 4’ x 8’ risers are provided, with four at each of the following heights: 8”, 16”, 24”, and 32”. Stairs which lead up to both the 24” and 32” rows are provided.

Additional risers may be added but must be provided by the performing group.

Five wireless microphones in mic stands will be provided across the front of the stage.

Scoring Method

Bishop Luers uses Carmen Scoring, a web-based scoring system that is used by the judges to input scores and to tabulate the results from our ballots.

Placements in the middle school division are determined by total raw scores.

Placements in the high school divisions are determined by ordinal ranking consensus converted from raw scores with both vocal and visual judges' scores. The scores from the Band Ballot will be used to determine the Best Band caption and will not affect the overall outcome.

Placements in finals are determined by ordinal ranking consensus converted from raw scores on the Finals Adjudication Sheet.
Competition Forms


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