Competition & Performance Information

Hi  Any/All: 
Consider Chaperoning!
Chaperoning is a great way to understand what happens at competitions, see the show and meet other parents.  The Sign Up Genius link for competitions IS NOW posted under the Volunteering tab of the show choir website.  
Vicki Eikaas
Eikaas4@yahoo.com
952-239-0234

 Date  Competition / 2019-2020 Season  Details
Saturday, 
January 25, 2020
 Name: Altoona Locopalooza
Location: Altoona High School, Altoona, WI
JIVE performance:  TBD                    (Warm up at TBD; critique at TBD)
Connection performance:  TBD           (Warm up at TBD; critique at TBD)
Evening Finals start at
Final Awards:  Approximately 
Arrive at JHS: Approximately
 For competition information:
http://www.altoonashowchoirs.com/locopalooza/

Saturday 
February 1, 2020
Name:  Bloomington Kennedy Gold 2019
Location: John F. Kennedy High School, Bloomington, MN
JIVE Performance: TBD                (Warm up at TBD; critique at TBD)
Connection Performance:  TBD      (Warm up at TBD; critique at TBD)
For competition information: 
https://www.showchoir.com/events/event.php?id=3404&date=20190119
Saturday
February 15, 2020
      
Name: Star Power
Location: Waconia High School, Waconia, MN
JIVE Performance: TBD
Connection Performance: TBD
Final Awards:  TBD
Arrive at JHS: Approximately TBD
For competition information: 



Saturday,
February 29, 2020
Name: Rock The North
Location: North High School, St. Paul, MN
JIVE Performance: TBD
Connection Performance: TBD
Afternoon Awards:  TBD

For competition information:  





Show Choir Tour / Trip
March 6 - 10, 2020   
  
Name: Heart of America 2020
Location: Nashville, TN

Itinerary:

FRIDAY, 3/6 

SATURDAY, 3/7 

SUNDAY, 3/8 

MONDAY, 3/9 


TUESDAY, 3/10


Choirs: Jive and Connection 

For competition information:

Friday, Saturday
April 3-4, 2020
SHOWCASE
Location: Thomas Jefferson High School, Bloomington, MN

Friday, April 3, 2020    7:00 PM
Saturday, April 4, 2020    7:00 PM

 Choirs: Jive, Connection, a cappella groups


Show Choir Competitions 101

We wanted to provide a list of helpful competition information to our new show choir families (and a good refresher for all families) as show choir competition season kicks off. We encourage fans to come and watch both JIVE and CONNECTION shows to support ALL of our kids. 

  • Bus - ALL students take the bus to and from Jefferson.
  • Parking - no matter the competition location, parking fills up. The early bird gets the better parking spot.
  • Tickets - tickets are priced either "first part of day" or "all day."  You'd want to choose all day if you want to watch finals. 
  • Photo pins - wear your performer's pin to competitions. It's a nice way for parents to recognize each other. (Pins for parents were distributed at Dessert and a Show. Let us know if you did not receive one.)
  • Cash - send cash with your student(s) for food and other show choir swag. Parents may want swag too!
  • Water bottle - students (and adults) are encouraged to bring a reusable water bottle (labelled with your name).
  • Food - competitions always have a variety of food for sale - meals and snacks. You are welcome to bring your own food but not into the competition areas.
  • Performance protocol - 
    • The first several rows are for the fans of the school performing. Fans get up when their school is done and the next school's fans fill in the seats. 
    • Instead of clapping out loud during the ballad or softer songs, raise your hands above your head and do silent waving jazz hands to show your appreciation. Clapping would overpower the quieter voices of a ballad.
    • Be respectful of all performers anywhere, anytime at competitions. Everyone on stage is someone's child or grandchild or friend. Keep all comments positive and encouraging all day no matter where you are. 
  • Homerooms - each choir is given a designated homeroom at each competition school where they keep their belongings. At least one of the Jefferson parent chaperones will be on duty in the homeroom at all times.
  • Finals - Before dinner break, the finalists will be announced. Finalist show choirs perform their set again at finals. If Jefferson does NOT make finals, students will pack up and bus will leave for Jefferson. If we make finals, everyone stays until finals and award ceremony is over, then bus returns to Jefferson.