Stand up and take a bow
By Judith Green
March 30, 2007
Thursday night, March 29, a large gathering of community was
at the Schoenbar gymnasium. We were offered an hour and a half
of free music.
Will the school music instructors please take a bow!
Dale Curtis, Trina Elliott,
Mary Kurth, Sam Soderstrom, Tia Wilhelm, and the much appreciated
accompanist Sara Corporon.
To the many young people who
performed - BRAVO! Keep it up!
Accomplishments abounded with all the different groups.
I could understand all the
words the choral groups sang;
I could hear all the instrumentation in the bands;
I could see that all were following the director.
There was a discipline very
evident in all the groups, as they quietly waited their turn;
quickly and without commotion took their places to perform, and
As well, there was a 'bounce'
in their steps that indicated, "I like being here in this
Thank you to the school district administrators for:
keeping music alive and active
in the lives of our young people;
giving time during the school's curriculum for students to participate;
hiring well qualified and dedicated musician/teachers.
As Mr Jack Shea reminded us,
music in our schools, music in our lives, lends to health and
good grades. And as was demonstrated tonight, brings a good community
together to acknowledge and enjoy the effort and achievement.
A gymnasium usually lends itself to alot of ... well, noise (if
you would). But the Schoenbar gym tonight rang with music, and
we all enjoyed listening.
We heard that this was the 1st annual. Next year, be sure ...
"you are there".
Received March 29, 2007 - Published March 30, 2007
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