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Nov. 12 weekend recap: Piqua pops off at Ada

ADA, Ohio – In a heavily-anticipated matchup that did not disappoint, The Company from Piqua High School took home the win at the Ada Music Feast. In Missouri, the Webb City Singers earned top honors at Stars Over Seneca.

ETC fills out Ada podium

Following Piqua in the standings were ETC Rouge in second place and ETC’s The All Americans in third place. The captions were split, with Piqua taking vocals and band while The All Americans took choreo in third. Rounding out the finals were South Dearborn, Teays Valley’s mixed group and Strongsville.

Kenton was a late drop from the competition, and Top Twenty figured to factor into the mix for a finals spot. Division winners in prelims were The All Americans (Class AA), Piqua (Class A), South Dearborn (Class B), and Rouge (women’s). Crestview Knight Vision was the only group competing in Class C and did not qualify for finals.

A special note of recognition goes to Strongsville, who qualified for finals at Ada for the first time since they started attending in 2018. They beat Crestview, Alliance, and Licking Valley for a spot in the evening competition.

In the women’s division, Teays Valley Glamorous Edition was runner-up to Rouge.

Webb City places three in top six at Seneca

Webb City Singers were named the overall grand champion at Stars Over Seneca. Their women’s group, Bella Voce, was second overall and won the single-gender division. Rounding out the top six placements were Nevada Soundsational Singers, McDonald County, Nevada Treble Effects, and Webb City DoMENance.

It was a banner day for Webb City, whose Singers group also claimed the caption for vocals. Singers and Bella Voce also recorded division wins in the 2021 edition of Stars Over Seneca.

All three schools in the 4A/5A division placed, with Webb City first, Nevada third and McDonald County fourth. In the 2A/3A division, Nevada Vocal Fusion took home first place, followed by El Dorado Springs Sound Collage and Cassville Center Stage.

In the middle school division, Nevada Future Sounds captured the top spot, followed by El Dorado Springs Sound Investment, Webb City Euphonics and Webb City Polyphonics.

Nevada captured two division wins as well between the middle school and high school programs and also placed two groups in the top six in what was a very solid day for that program.

Festivals held in Massachusetts and Wisconsin

Oliver Ames High School in North Easton, Massachusetts hosted their first Baystate Show Choir Festival since 2019. Choirs from throughout Massachusetts attended, with New England stalwarts Shepherd Hill, Andover, Somerset Berkley, and Lowell making up most of the lineup. Brockton Harmonics, a group that usually goes to Baystate but also competed at Shepherd Hill in 2020, also attended.

Dartmouth Dynamix, a new program headed by former Somerset director Sam Bianco, made their public debut. The group does plan to compete during this coming season.

Waubonsie Valley director Seth Durbin served as vocal clinician for the event and Steffahn Maclin was the choreography clinician.

The Washburn Show Choir Extravaganza was also held on November 12 in Washburn, Wisconsin. Besides for the host school, other performing choirs included Ashland Lake Effect, Northwestern Tiger Beat, Drummond Jack Attack, and Luther L. Wright (Michigan) Accent.

The fall competition season has now concluded. Show choir events for the rest of November and December are noncompetitive showcases until a bevy of events open competition season the first weekend in January.


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