Rhythm in Red strikes winning chord in Branson Performers receive first runner-up honor

Rhythm in Red strikes winning chord in Branson Performers receive first runner-up honor Rhythm in Red celebrates its first runner-up award at the F.A.M.E. National Jubilee Show Choir Invitational in Branson, MO. Vermillion High School's show choir, Rhythm in Red, under the direction of Kristin Iverson, proudly took home first runner-up at the F.A.M.E.

National Branson Jubilee Show Choir Invitational in Branson, MO, April 19-20.

Jon Hoadley, senior member of the group, was recognized as outstanding male soloist at the competition. Rhythm in Red was identified as one of the premier show choirs of South Dakota and was chosen to represent the state last spring after F.A.M.E. received many recommendations from state and local music educators. World-renowned music educators, composers, choreographers, professional musicians and entertainers provided the adjudication and clinics. The event took place at the MGH Performing Arts Center in Branson.

After the preliminaries on Friday, Rhythm in Red was invited to participate in the finals competition on Saturday afternoon where they received the above awards.

Congratulations to Rhythm in Red!

Members of the group include: Singers and dancers: Amanda Aga, Laura Aga, Mark Amiotte, Camille Andrews, Molly Beeman, Arthur Begley, Anne-Marie Bickel, Nelson Chang, Mike Clark, Dan Day, Tom Dendinger, Carey Engstrom, Rebecca Gehm, Holly Heaton, Jon Hoadley, Zach Holoch, Meganne Hovden, Alexis Lang, Justin Manning, Ben McBride, Cassie McBride, Zach Mortensen, Kayla Nelson, Mary Nelson, Molly O'Connor, Catherine Odson, Charles Odson, Ellen Odson, Ben Parsons, Meggie Paulson, Dan Pearson, Katie Pommersheim, Collin Prosser, Heather Reeves, Amber Reisdorph, Deanna Russell, Matt Smidt, Cara Stogsdill, Ashley Thompson, Paul Wait and Monica Wing.

Show Band members are John Alpers, director; Carmen Howard, accompanist; Paul Abourezk, saxophone; Georgia Gray-Lobe, soprano saxophone; Lindsay Issacson, percussion; Chris Moen, saxophone; Dan Ring, saxophone and Michelle Rydell, bass.

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