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Schoenbar's music night - a STAR performance.
By Judith Green


October 18, 2008

Tonight was not "just another" Friday night in Ketchikan. Tonight was a special night that showcased the talent of our students at Schoenbar, and SO much talent was presented. Our youth in Ketchikan, those in their early teen years, SHOWN tonight.

Enthusiasm, sparkle, manners, discipline, happy voices, smiles, peer support - all of this was evident tonight as I looked around the area. It was evident that "dressing up", which was also a part of the evening, helped each one to feel special about themselves and their part in the evening.

What a HUGE undertaking of the music teacher, Mary Kurth, who has the energy and enthusiasm and 'nerve' to think that students in their early teen years would enter into this experience ... and enjoy it.

Not only was the talent presented in groups, but there solos and ensembles, with a supportive 'crew' standing in the sidelines cheering for them.

An outstanding dinner was prepared by school personnel, and served by the young "knights and ladies" of Schoenbar. They were being oh so careful and cheerful while tending to each and every detail. The entire 'commons' area was a very special treat.

What a GRAND way to spend a rainy night - inside the beautiful updated Schoenbar Middle School, enjoying good food, wonderful music and happy 'kids'.

There was a large crew and effort put forth for tonight's program.
THANK YOU to each of you who participated.
THANK YOU to each of you who volunteered your help.
THANK YOU to each who showed support for the youth and music program at Schoenbar.

Judith Green
Ketchikan, AK


About: "Local resident: passionate about music with great appreciation for all who participate in music activities."

Received October 17, 2008 - Published October 18, 2008


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