31st Annual Piqua High School Show Choir Invitational

January 18th, 2014

Hartzell Center For the Performing Arts
Piqua High School, Piqua, Ohio

Sponsored by the Piqua Music Boosters Association

The 2014 Piqua High School Show Choir Invitational will feature visiting show choirs from Ohio and the surrounding area. “The Company” of Piqua High School will participate in a non-competitive capacity as the host of the Invitational.

The visiting show choirs have been selected through applications submitted by their respective directors. An independent panel of adjudicators with wide experience in the choral, choreographic and instrumental fields will judge the Invitational.

The PHS Invitational consists of a Daytime Competition, in which all of the participating schools will take part, and an Evening Competition involving the top six mixed groups of the daytime event.

Daytime Competition

The order of performance for the Daytime Competition is determined in advance. Each group is allowed 25 minutes for their performance and is judged according to specific criteria by our panel of six judges. A 20-minute off-stage critique by two separate clinicians follows each performance. Performances begin every thirty minutes throughout the day.

The awards ceremony for the Daytime Competition, held in the Garbry Gymnasium, immediately follows the last performance. Participation plaques will be presented to all schools. Awards for best female vocalist and best male vocalist will be given at this time. The six mixed groups receiving the highest scores in the Daytime competition will be finalists in the Evening Competition.

NOTE: DAYTIME AWARDS WILL BE HELD IN THE GARBRY GYMNASIUM. ALL PERSONAL ITEMS MUST BE CLEARED OUT OF THE HARTZELL CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS FOLLOWING THE DAY SESSION.

Evening Competition

The order of performance is determined by a drawing. Each of the six finalists will repeat their daytime performance within the 25-minute time period allowed.

After the six competing show choirs have performed, there will be a performance by the host, “The Company.”

The Awards ceremony for the Evening Competition will follow immediately in the Hartzell Center for the Performing Arts.