Indian Springs Middle Schoolâ€™s City Stars performed at its show choir invitational Friday night. Pictured, from left, are Jaden Kempf, Holden Schaefer and Nathan Baker. Post & Mail photo / Christie Barkley
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Indian Springs Middle Schoolâ€™s show choir, City Stars, held its 5th annual Sounds of the City Invitational.
Seven different middle school choirs competed Friday night, with Norwell Middle School taking the top honors. The choir also won Best Vocals and Best Choreography awards. As the night came to an end, City Stars entertained the crowd with its competition show, performing in an exhibition status.
â€śThe invitational ran very smoothly thanks to all the hard work from parents and supporters of the choir,â€ť said Karyle Genth, City Starsâ€™ director.
Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel helped to present the eveningâ€™s awards. â€śI was once a show choir kid,â€ť said Mayor Daniel to Friday nightâ€™s crowd.
The choirâ€™s direction and creativity is a family affair with Karyleâ€™s husband, Phil, assisting with direction and their son, Joel, choreographing the choirâ€™s competition show.
For the invitational, Karyleâ€™s and Philâ€™s daughter, Jenna, was on hand to emcee the evening.
City Stars has two more competitions before its season is completed. Karyle said the season is â€śgoing great.â€ť
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