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The Kaneland Knights Concert Band, Wind Ensemble and Marching Band – as well as the Kaneland choirs, including Concert Choir, Bella Voce and Madrigals – all traveled to Walt Disney World from March 22 to 27, some to compete in Festival Disney competitions.
Concert Choir, Bella Voce and Madrigals received a superior ranking for their performance at Festival Disney. Superior is the highest ranking an ensemble can receive at the nationally adjudicated event. Bella Voce also received the Best in Class award as the highest scoring women's choir, and Concert Choir received the Best in Class award for mixed choirs.
Additionally, Bella Voce received the Silver Mickey award for being the second-highest scoring choir in the Concert Choir category, and the Kaneland Concert Choir received the Bronze Mickey award for being the third-highest scoring choir in the Concert Choir category. Concert Band received an excellent rating, and Wind Ensemble received a superior rating for their performances.
A highlight of the trip was the Kaneland Marching Band going down Main Street at Magic Kingdom in their new uniforms.