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It was a big day for Neligh-Oakdale's musical groups as the concert band earned the top rating at the District Music Contest in Norfolk on Friday.
The concert band, directed by Molly Burbach, filled the Johnny Carson Theater with their powerful selections, "Celebration and Song" and "Fairest of the Fair." The band received a I rating for their performances.
Others selected for I ratings were Dani Beyer for her vocal solo and Griffin Claussen and Jorden Fulsaas for their flute duet.
Under the direction of Jamie Sehi, the concert choir energetically belted out "Babethandaza" and "Whatever is True" and earned a II rating at the district contest. Hailey Bixler was the drummer for the choir's first selection and Pat Miller was the accompanist for Neligh-Oakdale.
Concert Band - I
Concert Choir - II
Dani Beyer, soprano/alto voice - I
Dani Beyer and Isiac Kurpgeweit, vocal duet - II
Neligh-Oakdale, ladies group - II
Parker Tinsley, Kimberly Dreger and Hannah Vraspir, saxophone trio - II
Griffin Claussen and Jorden Fulsaas, flute duet - I