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Vocal students receiving superior ratings include front from left Virginia Kimble, Tegan Towns, Sophie Fiedler, Gabrielle Krutsinger, Desiree Andrews, Jorja Danner, boys from left Nike Smith, David Weiss, Stephen Johnson, Keenan Cole, Parker Dillan, Nickolas Rau, Kaden Schilke, back from left Morayah Cupp, Adelaide Maxwell, Lucy Spady, Sydney Schilke, Courtney Odens, Brooklyn Christensen, Rylie Mintling, Delaney Krutsinger, Sophie Spady, Valerie Herbert, Halle Fiedler, Jozie Schilke, Caelyn Long, Sydnie Allen, Ary Arteaga, Chloe Soltis and MacKenzie Soltis. Not pictured Kamrie Dillan. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Students receiving superior ratings for band include, front from left, Sophie Fiedler, Virginia Kimble, David Weiss, back from left, Getsemani Hinojoza, Ella O’Neil, Heather Stumpff and Megan Baird. (Johnson Publications photo)

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The 9th St. Singers received a Superior rating for their performance at districts last week. (Johnson Publications file photo)

CCS band, vocal students compete at districts

Musicians from Chase County Schools traveled to McCook for the district music contest on April 18.
Including CCS, 11 schools competed in both vocal and band events for District 5 West Division.
Schools competing last week included Arapahoe, Cambridge, Chase County, Dundy Co. Stratton, Eustis-Farnam, Hayes Center, Hitchcock County, Maywood, McCook, Medicine Valley, Southwest and Wauneta-Palisade.
Band director Agnes Strand was pleased with the results.
“I was even happier about the amount of work the students put in to achieve those results,” she said.
“As always, a huge part of our success with solos is a direct result of our phenomenal accompanist Rob Browning,” she added. “He is truly a gem.”
CCS had five band soloists receive a superior rating at districts. Those included Megan Baird on flute, Getsemani Hinojoza on bass clarinet, Heather Stumpff on baritone sax, Ella O’Neil on flute and David Weiss on alto sax
The saxophone trio of Virginia Kimble, Sophie Fiedler and David Weiss also received a superior rating.
“The day was very well organized and the schedule progressed well,” vocal director Randy Hayes said. “It was very nice not to have to leave at 5:30 a.m. though.”

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