Singsation - 7th Annual Millard West Show Choir Competition
1st Place: Elkhorn South Black Out
2nd Place: Millard North Infinity
3rd Place: Firth Norris Gold
4th Place: Elkhorn High Excel
5th Place: Millard North Illumination
6th Place: Millard South South on Stage
Best Choreography: Elkhorn South Black Out
Best Vocals: Millard North Infinity
Best Female Soloist: Sarah Ghannam - Elkhorn South Black Out
Best Male Soloist: Colin Beach - Elkhorn South Power Surge
Best Costumes: Millard South South On Stage
Best Band: Millard North Intensity
Spirit Award: Omaha North Explosion!
Best Roadies: Millard North Infinity
Unisex Division Awards:
1st Place: Millard North Illumination
2nd Place: Millard South Stage One
3rd Place: Mercy High Treble Makers
4th Place: Blair High Encore
Prep Division Awards:
1st Place: Elkhorn High Exc!amation
2nd Place: Elkhorn South Power Surge
3rd Place: Augusta, KS Take 2
4th Place: Millard North Intensity
Middle School Division Awards:
1st Place: Andersen MIddle School Vocal Diversity
2nd Place: Kewit Middle School First Edition
3rd Place: Russell MIddle School Leaders of the Pack
4th Place: Beadle Middle School Show Dogs
5th Place: Russell Middle School Ladies of the Pack
They take entertainment seriously and they make up many of the area's best show choirs. Saturday, they went head to head in "Singsation" at Millard West High School.
The event has quickly grown into one of the premiere choir competitions and it gives the various groups an idea of how well they perform. The competition also spurs the groups to create bigger and more complicated pieces.
"They're really moving to a different style of show," said co-chairwoman Lori Stohs. "Some of the schools have a more theatrical experience versus standing up there and singing and dancing. Some of them change costumes three or four times, they have a theatrical event."
Organizers had to turn some groups away since the competition is capped at 22. There were also overflow rooms available for those who could not find a seat in the auditorium.