The 9th St. Singers are pictured with the Haygoods and the clinic dance captain they worked with in Branson, Mo., earlier this month. The local show choir opened for the Haygoods show on June 8. (Courtesy photo)

Ninth St. Singers make ninth trip to Branson for performances, clinic

    The 9th St. Singers from Chase County Schools traveled to Branson, Mo., June 7 and returned home on Saturday, June 10.  
    The Singers performed at the main entrance of the park in Silver Dollar City June 8 as the park opened for the public.      
    Afterwards, the group enjoyed about three and a half hours at the park before their afternoon clinic and evening show.
    The group met at the Clay Cooper Theatre for a clinic with the dance captain for four separate shows in Branson.  As the group performed each song, she would critique them on weaknesses and strengths within each piece.  
    Following the clinic, the Singers went through a short dress rehearsal for their opening show before for “The Haygoods” evening performance.  This season marks the 25th anniversary of the Haygoods performing in Branson.
    Friday’s schedule included some free time for the students, lunch at the Hard Luck Diner and attendance at the Dixie Stampede evening show.  
    About 40 additional family members and friends of the 9th St. Singers also traveled to Branson. The Singers’ performances were scheduled through Branson On Stage Live, an organization they’ve worked with for the past nine trips to Branson.
    “I was very proud of our singers’ performances and their exceptional show at the Haygoods.  The staff of BOSL, the clinician and members of the Haygoods family were all very complimentary of our students and the quality of their performances,” said Director Randy Hayes.  
    “I am very appreciative of the quality of performance our students want to achieve and the continued support of their parents. Our group continues to positively represent our school and community,” he added.

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