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Central Standard Wichita, KS 2011 Informatioin Packet


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Central Standard Wichita, KS 2011 Informatioin Packet

  1. 1. 2011 Spring Contest Wichita, KS April 8-10
  2. 2. Index• Contact information (Chorus Manager, Chapter President, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Orpheum Theatre)• Mr. President• Mr. Leader Man• Grooming Guidelines• Uniform Checklist• Hyatt Regency – HQ Hotel• Directions/Maps• Detailed Downtown Map• Contest Venue• Schedule of Major Events• Central Standard Rehearsal Schedule• Contest Pattern• Contest Judging Panel• College Quartet Contest Order of Appearance• College Quartet Contest “TOP 5”• Quartet Contest Order of Appearance• Quartet Contest “TOP 10”• Quartet Contest “TOP 5”• Chorus Contest Order of Appearance• Chorus Contest “TOP 5”• Spring Contest Afterglow• FAQ• Notes cs 1
  3. 3. Contact InformationChorus Manager: Chris Hecker Mobile: (816) 617-4599Chapter President: Matt Richardson Mobile: (816) 590-2903Hotel: Hyatt Regency Wichita 400 W. Waterman Wichita, KS 67202 Phone: (316) 293-1234 Fax: (316) 293-1200 URL: Venue: Orpheum Theatre 200 N. Broadway Wichita, KS 67202 Phone: (316) 263-0884 URL: By: Central Standard (March/April 2011)Authored By: Chris Hecker cs 2
  4. 4. Mr. PresidentMen of Central Standard,What an exciting time to be a member of this chorus! Just four short months ago, this group underwent aserious with the potential to make or break an organization of our size and in ourprofession. What was our reaction? To retool ourselves, rediscover ourselves, and absolutely rededicateourselves to the future of this chorus. I am absolutely awestruck by the manner in which we haveresponded to this very important period in our chapter. You all have accepted new responsibilities,increased your practice time and increased your attendance, which in turn has drastically increased thequality of our brotherhood and the quality of our chorus. I am amazed by what we are able toaccomplish.This weekend presents us with a neat opportunity. As Rob mentioned this past week, we get to share our setwith the rest of the district and to receive a full evaluation and score of our performance....3 MONTHSbefore International contest. I think that we all can agree on the fact that the quality of sound we areproducing right now blows away what we were doing at this time last year...and these songs are still intheir infancy. How can you not be absolutely ecstatic about our future? Im practically jumping off thecouch as I type this!Not so long ago, other people were talking about how this was the end of Central Standard. I think we canofficially put that idea to rest with our performance on Saturday. Lets have an incredible experience thisweekend and show the district once and for all that Central Standard is here to stay.Lets get em!!!!Matt cs 3
  5. 5. Mr. Leader ManDear Singers,It is with great excitement and admiration that I reflect on the past three months together, and look forward to this coming weekendand beyond!You have been willing and active participants in a chorus landscape that has been shifting at a rapid pace. I thank you for the trust, foryour energy and your continued enthusiasm as we continue to define who we are.I am thrilled with the progress we have made together. Every week, we continue to develop a sound that is more and moreimpressive and exciting. We have learned 4 great new songs in 3 months, with many more to come! Now, we have the opportunityto share our music with a great panel of judges, and set the bar as high as possible - 3 full months before singing in the Sprint Center!Of course, we would be nowhere without Mike Neff, Mike Louque, and all of the leaders, singers, and supporters of Central Standardthat have laid the foundation. Their vision and perseverance is the reason that we are able to be a part of such an amazing ensemble!One of the most exciting features of this first contest weekend together, is that we are represented by so many quartets! I wish thevery best to: 3 Men and a Melody, Last Call, Listen Up!, Skyline, Stepping Stones, and Vintage Stock in the prelims contest, and Sound cs 4Revolution and Vintage Stock in the collegiate contest. What amazing participation! I am hopeful that well
  6. 6. Grooming Guidelines• Make sure your suit and shirt have been dry cleaned and pressed, ready to go for the contest. When you get to “Wichatuni”, hang it up when you get settled into your room, so that the wrinkles fall out of it. You might even hang it in the bathroom and run a hot shower with the door closed for a few minutes…the steam will loosen up any stray wrinkles.• Polish up your black shoes and get them nice and shiny for the stage. The sales clerk at Off Broadway Shoes said the best thing to polish them with is Windex!• Haircuts and grooming - pay a visit to your barber/stylist before we head off to “Wichatuni”. Have a neatly trimmed neckline, and product for your hair, as appropriate (gel, pomade, forming cream, etc).• Neatly trimmed and groomed facial hair (for those of us that have it), otherwise, its cleanshaven for those that arent sporting a beard, goatee, or stache.• Check those stray eyebrows, and nose/ear hair - trim them if needed (yep, we get em - were guys - it happens).• Neatly trimmed and groomed fingernails, minus nailpolish...just checking to see how closely youre reading. ;-)• No colognes or aftershave in rehearsal or onstage during the contest performance.• Drink plenty of water and hydrate all week. cs 5
  7. 7. Uniform Checklist• Black suit jacket and pants• Black shirt• Black belt with silver buckle• Black socks• Black patent leather shoes• Black and white CS striped tied• CS black and blue casual (bowling) shirt cs 6
  8. 8. Hyatt Regency – HQ HotelThe Hyatt Regency- Wichita Front Counter Main Lobby Outdoor Terrace cs 7
  9. 9. Hyatt Regency – HQ HotelPerks Coffee Shop Riverview Ballroom Harvest Bar Harvest Restaurant cs 8
  10. 10. Hyatt Regency – HQ Hotel cs 9
  11. 11. Hyatt Regency – HQ Hotel cs 10
  12. 12. Directions/Maps NorthSTART: Shawnee Presbyterian1.Head south on Bond St toward W 49th St 0.2 mi2.Turn left at W 49th Terrace 0.3 mi3.Turn right at Nieman Rd 1.7 mi4.Turn left at Shawnee Mission Pkwy 1.0 mi5.Take the ramp onto I-35 S/US-56 W/US-69 S Continue to follow I-35 S Partial toll road 102 mi6.Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Interstate 35 S/Wichita/Oklahoma City and merge onto I-35 S Partial toll road 77.3 mi cs 11
  13. 13. Directions/Maps North.Take exit 50 to merge onto US-400W/US-54 W/E Kellogg Ave towardWichita Partial toll road 6.2 mi.Take the exit toward Central BusinessDistrict 0.2 mi.Slight right at E Kellogg Dr N 371 ft0.Take the 1st right onto S BroadwaySt 0.2 mi1.Take the 3rd left onto E WatermanSt Destination will be on the right0.3 mi cs 12yatt Regency Wichita 400 West Waterman Wichita, KS 67202
  14. 14. Detailed Downtown MapNorth cs 13
  15. 15. Contest VenueOrpheum Theatre200 N. BroadwayWichita, KS 67202Phone: (316) 263-0884URL: Orpheum Theatre opened on Sept. 4, 1922, it was the first atmospheric theatre in the United States.The theatre was conceived as a garden of oldAndalusia. Its entire design was that of a Spanishgarden or court.The magnificent proscenium arch is the main featureof the auditorium. The sidewalls of the auditoriumwere accented by niches with mock tile roofs andgrills and wooden lattice work arches across theceiling to create a courtyard effect.The Wichita Orpheum was an integral part of the famous "Orpheum Circuit" and in its heyday, virtually every majorstar of vaudeville graced its stage. During this period, more than 17,000 acts appeared with the playbill changingthree times each week.In 1980 the Orpheum was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1984 it was gifted to the OrpheumPerforming Arts Centre, Ltd., a non profit corporation which is dedicated to the preservation, restoration and ongoingutilization of this important part of our cultural and architectural heritage. Today the 1300 seat theatre host a variety ofcs 14acts from concerts to movies and plays.
  16. 16. Contest Venue cs 15
  17. 17. Contest Venue cs 16
  18. 18. 2011 Wichita Spring Schedule of Major Events Thursday, April 7th• Pre - Convention Meeting 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Birch 203• PAT Meeting 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Birch 203 Friday, April 8th• Board Meeting 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Birch 203• Registration 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Cypress 209 Foyer• House Of Delegates 12:30p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Cypress B• The Freemont Story 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Cypress B• CSD Historical Display Orpheum Theatre• Sound Check 2:00 p.m. - 3 p.m. Orpheum Theatre• Quartet Pattern 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hyatt Upstairs Lobby• Judges Dinner 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Hyatt Restaurant• Quartet Pattern 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Hyatt Upstairs Foyer• Quartet Semi-Finals 7:00 p.m. - 10 p.m. Orpheum Theatre Stepping Stones 7:21 p.m. ON STAGE Listen Up 7:37 p.m. ON STAGE Skyline 7:53 p.m. ON STAGE Last Call 8:09 p.m. ON STAGE Vintage Stock 8:17 p.m. ON STAGE• Quartet Evals 10:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m. Hyatt Upstairs Rooms• CS Rehearsal 9:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hyatt 210A Redbud cs 17
  19. 19. 2011 Wichita Spring Schedule of Major Events Saturday, April 9th• Chorus Warm-Ups 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Hyatt Upstairs Rooms• CS Rehearsal 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Hyatt 210A Redbud• Registration 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Cypress 209B Foyer• Chorus Contest 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Orpheum• Registration 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Cypress 209B Foyer• Collegiate Quartet Contest 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Orpheum Theatre Sound Revolution 1:07 p.m. ON STAGE Vintage Stock 1:23 p.m. ON STAGE• Chorus Evaluations 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Orpheum Theatre• Judges/VIP Dinner 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Whiskey Creek• Quartet Pattern 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Hyatt Upstairs Lobby• Registration 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Orpheum Theatre• Quartet Finals 7:00 p.m. Orpheum Theatre• Quartet Evaluations 10:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m. Hyatt Judges Rooms• College Quartet Evaluations 10:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m. Hyatt Judges Rooms• Hospitality Suites 10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. Hyatt Rooms 207/208 Sunday, April 10th• Convention Wrap-Up Chisholm 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Trail Room• Sunday Service 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Hyatt Redbud A cs 18
  20. 20. Central Standard Rehearsal Schedule Friday, April 8th• CS Rehearsal (Open Rehearsal) 9:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hyatt 210A Redbud This quartet contest should be done around 9:00 p.m. this will give us all time to travel back to the hotel Saturday, April 9th• Breakfast on your own 6:30 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. Hyatt Restaurant You should be showered and dressed in street clothes for rehearsal• Check in with Chris 7:00 a.m. - 7:15 a.m. Hyatt Restaurant We are gathering at 7:15 a.m. at the Hyatt Restaurant and heading to the rehearsal room as a group• CS Rehearsal (Open Rehearsal) 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Hyatt 210A Redbud We are having a joint rehearsal with the BBC Smorgaschords (Mic Testers)• Suits & Make Up 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Lee’s Room (TBD)• Meet Up 10:15 a.m. Hyatt Upstairs Foyer• Enter Pattern – Photo Room 10:45 a.m. Hyatt 210A Redbud• Pattern – Warm Up #1 10:55 a.m. Hyatt 205 Maple• Pattern – Travel to Theatre 11:15 a.m. Shuttle Bus• Pattern – Pre Stage 11:30 a.m. Orpheum Theatre• ON STAGE 11:35 a.m. ON STAGE Saturday, April 9th• CS Rehearsal (Showcase) Time and Location – Yet to be Determined cs 19
  21. 21. Contest Pattern cs 20
  22. 22. 2011 Spring Contest, Wichita, KS Contest Judging Panel• CA: Chuck Hunter, FWD• ACA: Dave Cowin, ILL• MUS: Jay Giallombardo, ILL• MUS: Al Fisk, PIO• PRS: Joe Connelly, MAD• PRS: Steve Janes, NED• SNG: Jim DeBusman, DIX• SNG: Russ Young, FWD cs 21
  23. 23. 2011 Spring Contest, Wichita, KS College Quartet order of appearance1:00 p.m.Mike Testers – Wingin’ it1. Basic Concept Kendall Holsten, Nathan Gearke, Dan Audley, University of Central Missouri Chris Rose2. Ring It On Matt Sullentrop, Graeme Allen, Ravi Raghuram, University of Missouri – St. Louis Jordan Black3. The Pioneers Josh Johnson, Alex Abshire, Christian O’Malley, Wichita West High School Eric Rice4. Fourtet Brett Glover, Matt Smith, Jaron Marcus, Drew Washburn University & Kansas State Hansen5. Sound Revolution Joe McLean, Scottie Hoover, Denny Gallagher, KC KS Comm College & KC Metro, MO Jon Kready6. Butler Smorgaschords Zach Simpson, Nicholas Franssen, Austin Pyle, Butler County Community College Daniel Hughes7. Vintage Stock Andrew Rembecki, Dan Rasmussen, Sam Dollins, Metro Kansas City, MO Reed Pattee cs 22
  24. 24. 2011 Spring Contest, College Quartet “Top 5” Your guess at the top 5 What the judges said ____________________ 1st Place ____________________ ____________________ 2nd Place ____________________ ____________________ 3rd Place ____________________ ____________________ 4th Place ____________________ ____________________ 5th Place ____________________ cs 23
  25. 25. 2011 Spring Contest, Wichita, KS Quartet order of appearance1. Stepping Stones Brad Dawdy, Scottie Hoover, Douglas Brott, Eric KC Metro, MO; Kansas City, MO; Webber Fremont, NE2. Prairie Fire Chuck Edwards, Matt Webber, Greg Yarnell, Barry Wichita KS, Frank Thorne Barlow3. Listen Up! Carter Combs, Jerry Gerrard, Grant Hunget, David Kansas City, MO; Metro KC, MO; Stockard Leavenworth, KS4. Omaha Prime Thomas Westman, Paul Kelly, Dave House, Troy Omaha, NE Johnson5. Skyline! Jake Pirner, Tim Zielke, Josh Umhoefer, Mike Kansas City, MO, Metro KC, MO; Louque Greendale, WI6. Last Call Brandon Yarbrough, Duane Lawson, Rob Mance, Kansas City, MO; Metro KC, MO Matt Richardson7. Vintage Stock Andrew Rembecki, Dan Rasmussen, Sam Dollins, Metro KC, MO Reed Pattee8. 3 Men & A Melody Rob Mathieu, Eric Derks, Brad Stephens, Brian KC, MO; Metro KC, MO; St. Charles, MO Bellof9. Noise Boys Byron Myers II, Curt Angel, Don Conner, Jeff Veteto Springfield, MO; St. Joseph, MO; Tulsa, OK; St. Charles, MO1. Progression Matt Suellentrop, Mark Wheeler, Mark Keever, St. Charles, MO; St. Louis Suburban, MO Chris Lowry11. Paradigm John Vaughan, Curtis Meier, Randy Weir, Rober Des Moines, IA Larsen cs 24
  26. 26. 2011 Spring Contest, Quartet “Top 10” Your Guess on the “TOP 10” Mike Testers: ____________________ 10 _____________________________ 1 ____________________________ 9 ______________________________ 2 ____________________________ 8 ______________________________ 3 ____________________________ 7 ______________________________ 4 ____________________________ 6 ______________________________ 5 ____________________________ 5 ______________________________ 6 ____________________________ 4 ______________________________ 7 ____________________________ 3 ______________________________ 8 ____________________________ 2 ______________________________ 9 ____________________________ 1 ______________________________ 10 ____________________________Mike Testers: ___________________________ cs 25
  27. 27. 2011 Spring Contest, Quartet “Top 5” Your guess at the top 5 What the judges said ____________________ 1st Place ____________________ ____________________ 2nd Place ____________________ ____________________ 3rd Place ____________________ ____________________ 4th Place ____________________ ____________________ 5th Place ____________________ cs 26
  28. 28. 2011 Spring Contest, Wichita, KS Chorus order of appearance Mic Testers The “Smorgas Chorus” Matt Webber, Director1. The Tristatesmen 1. Cody Choraliers 1. Air Capital Chorus Joplin, MO Leavenworth, KS Wichita, KS Jeremy Albright, Director Jerry Gerrard, Director Mary Halsig, Director1. Old Capital Chorus 1. Sho-Me Statesmen Iowa City, IA Springfield, MO Chad Knipfer, Director Jeff Veteto, Director1. The Heartland Harmonizers 1. Central Standard Omaha, NE Kansas City Metro, MO Dave House, Director Rob Mance, Director cs 27
  29. 29. 2011 Spring Contest, Chorus “Top 5” Your guess at the top 5 What the judges said ____________________ 1st Place ____________________ CS CS CS CS CS CS CS CS CS CS CS CS CS CS CS CS CS CS CS ____________________ 2nd Place ____________________ ____________________ 3rd Place ____________________ ____________________ 4th Place ____________________ ____________________ 5th Place ____________________ Panel of Judges MUS: Jay Giallombardo, ILL MUS: Al Fisk, PIO PRS: Joe Connelly, MAD PRS: Steve James, NED SNG: Jim DeBusman, DIX SNG: Russ Young, FWD cs 28
  30. 30. 2011 Spring Contest Afterglow• Saturday Night Party / Afterglow Information According to the program there are Hospitality rooms at the Hyatt, Rooms 207/208 cs 29
  31. 31. FAQWhat is the ACSC? The past championship quarters from our district put on a show. Since this is pre-lims for International, and not the regular fall contest there is no ACSC show, that will be in the Fall.Where do I buy CD’s? TBDWhere is the Harmony Marketplace? There isn’t one at the district level – that only happens at International.Who do I call if I’m confused? If it is contest related, Chris Hecker. 816-617-4599Where do we park? The city parking lot directly across from the hotel is FREE and open and available 24/hrs. The hotel does have a 500 spot covered parking garage (this is NOT THE VALET) and it is $8/night.Where do we eat/drink/party? There are a number of fast food and sit down type restaurants all over the place. Check with the front counter for more information.How do I get to the Hotel? See the “Directions/Maps” and the “Detailed Downtown Map” pages in the beginning of the packet.How do I get to the Contest Site? See the “Directions/Maps” and the “Detailed Downtown Map” pages in the beginning of the packet.Will there be busses to and from any hotel? This information has not yet been posted to the website – stand by for update.Is there a party or gathering afterwards Saturday night? There are usually a series of Hospitality Rooms hosted by various chapters held all over the hotel. cs 30
  32. 32. Noteslease list any comments or suggestions you may have so that I may improve thispacket in any way. If you are using PowerPoint to view this feel free to email meyour comments or suggestions at I will try and putyour comments, if possible, into future publications for contests’. Thanks.Chris Hecker cs 31