RCHS acts chosen for CSAA Traveling Talent tour

REED CITY — Schools that are part of the Central State Activities Association, or CSAA, participate in many sporting events throughout the year. Every spring, one event focuses on the arts.

The CSAA Gold Division Talent Review and Fine Arts Showcase gives students in ninth through 12th grade the opportunity to enter fine arts exhibits to be judged for all conference titles. Students also auditioned at each of the seven participating schools for the talent portion of this event. From those auditions, school judges picked two acts to be sent to a final audition, at which the top seven were selected for the tour.

The tour then traveled for two days, performing at each school. The tour provides an opportunity for students to step outside the comfort zone of their own peers and perform for other schools.

This year, both acts from Reed City High School were chosen to tour. Primordial Cow, the five-member musical band, performed an original composition that added a little humor as well. Joe Gerring on guitar, and Matt McGahey and Abe Anguious on drums have performed together in the talent revue in past years. Now they are joined by Nate Fasbender on additional drums and Dan Forgue on bass.

Dance troupe "Cinq" also has performed the last two years in the tour. After a couple of members graduated and a few new members were added, they were back for a third year. Seniors Madilyn Allen, Natalie Baughan and Alison Schermerhorn were joined by freshman Allison Obermeier and foreign exchange students Charlotte Kloeg and Zuzana Maruscakova. They performed a self-choreographed dance battle to the song “Latch” by Sam Smith which showcased their skills in point ballet, hip hop and tap.