Decorah High School had seven music ensembles compete Friday and Saturday at the State Large Group Music Festivals. Four of the ensembles scored the top rating--a "1"--while the remaining ensembles earned a "II" rating.
Symphonic Band received a division II rating, Wind Ensemble a division I rating with one perfect score. The Ninth Grade Choir got a division II rating, Viking Chorus a division I rating and Concert Choir a division I rating with two perfect scores, The Philharmonia received a division II rating, and Symphony Strings a division I rating.
A Division I is a "Superior" rating, Division II is an "Excellent" rating, Division III is a "Good" rating, Division IV is a "Fair" rating, and Division V is a "Poor" rating. The ratings are based on a point scale.