Four Smith-Cotton High School students performed July 23 in Jefferson City as part of the Missouri Choral Directors Association’s All-State Show Choir. Shown, from left, are Stephen Weeks, Lanie Beard, former S-C Director of Vocal Music Chris Kindle, Haleigh Carson and Noah Burnett. The students were selected through an audition process. Selected but unable to participate was S-C’s Ashlyn Witt.
Kindle, who stepped down to pursue his doctoral degree at the University of Missouri-Columbia, said: “This is a prestigious honor for these kids. The whole state sends in auditions and to be selected is the top honor a show choir student can achieve. They only select 50 students from the state. These four were an amazing representation of Smith-Cotton and Sedalia. I was truly honored and blessed to take these students and for this to have been my last thing as the director of choral music.”
Release courtesy of Sedalia School District 200