Finding time to practice with snow days and weather interference was difficult for a 12-member Peabody Achievers 4-H club chorus, but the group pulled together a good effort at Marion County Club Days on Saturday and earned a spot in regional competition on March 16 in El Dorado.
The chorus, directed by Virginia Skinner featured a variety of ages and vocal talents and included five second-grade boys, two third-grade boys, one fifth-grade boy, one fifth-grade girl, two seventh-grade boys, one eighth-grade girl, and one 10th-grade girl.
“We had quite a variety, but the parents really encouraged their kids to do this and we had some fun with it,” Skinner said.
The group performed two songs: “I’ve Lost my Homework,” and “Bare Necessities” from the Jungle Book movie.
“We actually got a red ribbon on our performance,” Skinner said. “But the judge saw enough potential that she let us go on, with the plan that we get together to practice more before regional competition.”
Bryant Young, 13, earned a top blue for an individual musical performance with his drum solo. Many other Peabody Achievers also participated. Complete results are listed on the Marion County 4-H Club website at http://www.marion.ksu.edu.