Bemidji Sings! Vocal Competition was held on the 1st of August. The evening was electric as the competitors gave it their all for a packed auditorium at BSU's Thompson Recital Hall. The seats were all filled by members of the audience with late-comers having to find a place to stand. The competition was fierce, and the judges had to ask for a bit more time to make their decisions.  But in the end the judges gave the honors as follows:

Division 1 (ages 15-25)
1st place: Charlotte Saxton
2nd place: Susannah Carter
3rd place: Britta Aas

Division 2 (26 and older)
1st place: Kari Grace
2nd place: April Aylesworth
3rd place: Darolyn Erikson.

It was such a great night and we are already looking forward to next year! Until then we are excited to join the winners of this years Bemidji Sings! at the statewide Minnesota Sings finals to be held September 28th & 29th, at the Courtyard Marriott in Woodbury, MN. You can read more about that here.

The judges
Mayor Rita Albrecht

Headwaters Executive Director, Tricia Andrews

The Judges