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CCS students who were a part of the Nebraska Children’s All-State Choir were, front from left, Chloe Colton Alayna Smith, Aidan Tomky and Spencer Kelley. (Courtesy photo)

CCS students perform with All-State Choirs

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Students from Chase County Schools participated in the Nebraska Music Educators Association (NMEA) honor choirs in Lincoln last week.
Senior Gabbi Krutsinger was chosen as a part of the All-State Choir as a soprano II.
The choir included 440 Nebraska students under the direction of Dr. Brady Allred.
Allred has a Master of Music and Doctorate of Musical Arts in Conducting degrees from the Eastman School of Music.
Krutsinger started rehearsals in Lincoln last Thursday, with the final concert Saturday night at Lied Center for Performing Arts.
Children’s choir
In conjunction with the honor groups, a children’s choir of 320 singers also performed last week.
CCS students Chloe Colton Alayna Smith, Aidan Tomky and Spencer Kelley were a part of the choir.
To be eligible for the children’s choir, students had to be in fourth or fifth grade and have their director be a member of NMEA.
The children’s choir was directed by Andy Beck, who is the Director of Choral Publications at Alfred Music.
Beck is a composer and arranger with more than 450 popular choral works, vocal resources  and children’s musicals currently in print.
Beck wrote a piece specifically for the NMEA children’s choir. The piece was performed at their concert.
CCS music teachers Agnes Strand and Jodie Liess were also in Lincoln last week for the annual conference/in-service clinic.


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