The 9th St. Singers opened for The Haygoods—a family performing group—in Branson the end of May. (Courtesy photo)
CCS show choir travels to Branson
The CCS high school show choir, the 9th St. Singers, traveled to Branson, Missouri late last month.
The group arrived at their hotel in Branson in the afternoon of May 24 where they met their representative for Branson: On-Stage Live! (BOSL).
BOSL is a Branson-based organization that gives student performance groups the opportunity to open and perform in a Branson theater for a live audience.
On May 25, the group traveled to Silver Dollar City, a theme park about 20 minutes from Branson.
Not part of their BOSL experience, the 9th St. Singers performed at the main entrance to the theme park.
“The performance drew a really good audience of visitors heading into the park,” retiring Director Randy Hayes said.
The group got to spend some time at the park before heading back to prepare to open for The Haygoods.
Once at the Clay Cooper Theatre, the group performed part of their show for a guest clinician.
“She critiqued several aspects of our show and singers,” Hayes added.
Following their critique, the group had a dress rehearsal and an on-stage sound check before opening for The Haygoods.
The Haygoods are a family of five brothers and one sister from Texas who have been playing music together in Branson for 27 years.
“This was the fifth time we have opened for The Haygoods in Branson,” Hayes said.
“This was actually our 10th trip to perform in Branson.”
Several students stayed with parents to use the time for family vacation while the rest returned to Imperial.
“The 9th St. Singers have earned a positive place in the BOSL organization,” Hayes said.
“I am very thankful for the many parents and families who have traveled to Branson to support our singers in their performances,” he said.