The 9th St. Singers performed at the NCDA Festival in Imperial last week. They received a gold rating for their performance. (Johnson Publications photo)

The CCS junior high show choir performed at the NCDA Festival in Imperial last week. They received a gold rating for their performance, and were the only junior high group to receive a gold. (Johnson Publications photo)

Freshman Sophie Fiedler and accompanist Rob Browning share a laugh at the NCDA festival last week. Fielder is currently sitting out of choreographed performances due to an injured foot. (Johnson Publications photo)

Junior high, high school show choirs earn gold

Both Chase County Schools (CCS) show choirs received gold ratings at the rescheduled Nebraska Choral Directors Association (NCDA) festival last week.
The festival hosted by CCS was originally scheduled for Feb. 11, but was postponed due to the weather.
CCS choir director Randy Hayes was happy to have the event rescheduled for Feb. 27.
“We had more junior high groups this year than in the past,” Hayes said.
Sixteen of the original 20 groups were able to make it to Imperial for the rescheduled event.
Hayes said it was tricky to have the festival scheduled on a Wednesday.
“We made sure all groups were able to get back home in time for their Wednesday night church activities,” he added.
Groups came from as far east as Holdrege and as far west as Kimball.

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