PHOTOS: Friend de Coup is ready to take over the 2023 show choir competition season

Friend de Coup debut their competition show on Tuesday, Jan. 24

Mitchell's Avery Kaus holds a paper towel role up to his eye while performing in Friend de Coup's community show on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, at the Performing Arts Center.
Adam Thury / Mitchell Republic

MITCHELL — Mitchell Friend de Coup debuted their competition show on Tuesday night at the Performing Art Center.

The show choir is also expected to take part in a variety of competitions outside Mitchell this year. That schedule includes:

  • Omaha (Neb.) Westside Competition of Excellence, Omaha, Neb. — Jan. 28
  • Urbandale Show Choir Invitational, Urbandale, Iowa — Feb. 11
  • Omaha (Neb.) South Classic, Omaha, Neb. — Feb. 18
  • Sioux City East Sing All About It, Sioux City, Iowa — March 4
  • Heart of America, Nashville, Tenn. — March 11

All dates and times are subject to change.

Adam Thury joined the Mitchell Republic in March of 2022. He was born and raised in Mitchell, S.D., and graduated from Mitchell High School in 2015. He always had an eye for photography but started honing his skills mid-2014. He has worked on growing his knowledge of photography by shooting for local events. He can be reached at and found on Instagram at
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