Ninth St. Singers take top trophy Tuesday
Colton Burpo awarded top male soloist medal
By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
Chase County Schools’ 9th St. Singers were judged the outstanding group at Tuesday’s Cardinal and Black Show Choir Competition hosted by the Harvard Schools.
The school’s second annual festival was held at the Hastings Community Theatre on the campus of the Good Samaritan Village.
Randy Hayes, director for the 9th St. Singers, said the competition was organized to give smaller schools an opportunity to compete in a format similar to festivals for larger schools.
Tuesday’s contest was open to smaller Class B, C and D schools. Schools competing were placed into two divisions—I and II.
Besides Chase County, show choirs competing were from Wood River, Wilber-Clatonia High School, Centennial High School, Deshler Public Schools, Elm Creek Schools, Laurel Concord, Coleridge High School, Cambridge High School, Sutherland High School and Hershey High School.
All groups were rated by three scoring judges.
Not only did the Chase County singers capture the overall trophy and first place in Division I, 9th St. Singers’ male soloist Colton Burpo was awarded the Outstanding Male Soloist medal.
“Our group performed really well and received very positive compliments from judges and audience members. Again, the Singers represented our school and community with a very positive image and reputation,” Hayes said.
He also expressed thanks to the family supporters who attended the event.