Ninth St. Singers still the best

‘The singers have taken ownership in their show.’

I will be the first to admit that I was nervous about show choir this year. Randy Hayes led the choir and show choir programs at Chase County Schools for 36 years.
"Tonight’s been hard,” he said at last year’s end-of-year concert, which was his last after announcing his retirement.
It was hard for all of us show choir alums, Mr. Hayes.
But let’s give some well-deserved credit not only to the current 9th St. Singers, but to new director Jill Bauerle.
The group participated in the Nebraska Choral Directors Association (NCDA) festival Monday in Alliance.
That was also a new first, since the festival has been held in Imperial for the past 25 years.
They came away with another gold plaque for meeting the standard for Class C schools, but it’s not just that.
They scored 195 out of 200 points. They were 25 points over what they needed in order to receive the gold rating and trophy.
That 195 points is also 12 points more than what a AA class school like Omaha Westside would need to win the same rating.
That’s pretty awesome. And proves the hard work and dedication these kids have put into their show. It also proves how hard Bauerle has been working with them.
“The singers have taken ownership in their show,” Bauerle said. That sure seems to be the case.
I for one am pretty excited for the end-of-year show this year.
Let’s hear it for the 9th St. Singers, for working their tails off and proving that they’re still the best dang show choir around.


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