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Associated Press, Published December 18 2011

Oakes, Fargo high school band, chorus honored by Dalrymple

BISMARCK — North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple has picked the official state governor's band and chorus from high schools in Oakes and Fargo.

Dalrymple says the Oakes High School concert band and the Fargo South Concert Choir exemplify the “outstanding musical talent that exists in schools and communities across our state.”

Susan German is director of the Oakes band. It performs annual community concerts, and has staged fundraising shows for breast cancer awareness and Haiti earthquake relief.

Sara Lichtblau is director of Fargo South's choir. The group has won a number of state and regional awards and performed at Disney World in Orlando last spring.

The governor's band and chorus is invited to perform at official state functions.