By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
Music students from Chase County Schools were in McCook last Thursday for the District 5 contest.
Students from Class A, B, C and D schools from the western part of the state were at the McCook school facilities for the NSAA-sponsored competition.
Chase County Schools Directors Randy Hayes and Agnes Strand accompanied their students to the contest.
Students brought home a combined 23 superior, or “I” rating, from the judges.
Here is the list of Chase County’s performances.
Instrumental “I” ratings
Jazz band—I rating from all three judges. Received NSAA plaque.
Concert band—Received two I ratings, and one II rating.
Soloists—Anna Bauerle, trumpet; Kelton Fisher, trombone; Darin Knobbe, baritone saxophone; Jessica Hartman, flute; Emma Bauerle, alto saxophone; Indy Smith, snare drum.
Instrumental “II” ratings
Clarinet trio—Brittany Peters, Tiffany Castle, Kim Benitez.
Trumpet trio—Makayla DaMoude, Rogelio Vargas, Cade Francis.
Flute duet—Jessica Hartman, Kristina Pflum.
Vocal “I” ratings
Mixed chorus—I rating from all three judges. Received NSAA plaque for eighth consecutive year.
9th St. Singers—I rating from all three judges. Received NSAA plaque 18th consecutive year.
Soloists—Anna Bauerle, Kelton Fisher, Tapainga Kahle, Indy Smith.
Boys’ Quartet—Calen Griffin, Indy Smith, Nolan Spady, Ike Maxwell.
Mixed Quartet—Tapainga Kahle, Anna Bauerle, Kelton Fisher, Ike Maxwell.
Girls’ Trio—Tapainga Kahle, Emma Bauerle, Makenna Wallin.
Girls’ Quartet—Ally Vrbas, Liz Tomky, Anna Bauerle, Tapainga Kahle.
Mixed Ensemble—Ally Vrbas, Liz Tomky, Anna Bauerle, Tapainga Kahle, Cassie Burpo, Blair Hartman, Paige Spady, Emma Bauerle, Janessa Haarberg, MaKenna Ketter, Makenna Wallin, Kelton Fisher, Calen Griffin, Indy Smith, Ike Maxwell, Darin Knobbe, Bryson Fisher, Colton Burpo, Nolan Spady.
Freshman/Sophomore Girls’ Ensemble—Bridgette Odens, Kadyn Milner, Jadin Bussell, Kaylee Meeske, Kelly Christensen, Kym Rowley, Dawn Castle, Cheyanne Kuhlmann, Annika Swanson, Taylin McNair, Kristina Pflum, Molly Luhrs, Rose Sullivan, Shaylee Heathers, Josie Peterson.
Junior/Senior Girls’ Ensemble—Ally Vrbas, Liz Tomky, Anna Bauerle, Tapainga Kahle, Cassie Burpo, Blair Hartman, Paige Spady, Emma Bauerle, Janessa Haarberg, MaKenna Ketter, Makenna Wallin
Boys’ Ensemble—Calen Griffin, Kelton Fisher, Darin Knobbe, Indy Smith, Ike Maxwell, Bryson Fisher, Nolan Spady, Colton Burpo.
Girls’ Duet—Anna Bauerle, Tapainga Kahle.
Vocal “II” ratings
Soloists—Emma Bauerle, Makenna Wallin.