The Crookston High School Music Department hosted the Sub-section 31 Large Group Band and Choir Contest on April 11 in the CHS auditorium.

    There were five high school bands that performed in the morning, including Crookston, Climax, Warren/Alvarado/Oslo, Roseau and Red Lake Falls. Four high school choirs performed in the afternoon including Crookston, Climax, Red Lake Falls and East Grand Forks.

    Deland Elseth, Jim Hallan, and Sheila Nelson were the adjudicators for the event. The large groups were scored on tone quality, intonation, rhythm, balance, blend, technique, interpretation, musicianship, diction, articulation, execution and other performance factors. Based on total points, the groups can earn a Fair, Good, Excellent or Superior Rating. The Crookston High School Band and Concert Choir both received Superior Ratings from the three judges.