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SHS and SMS present winter concert


December 24, 2020

Nadia McMeen (left) and Lauren Tietjen perform with the Superior High School Band, under the direction of Allison White, music instructor, at last Tuesday's Winter Concert.

The Superior Middle School and High School music departments presented their winter concert at the Superior High School gymnasium last Tuesday.

Because of COVID-19 protocols, attendance was limited to parents and guardians of the participants. The attendees were masked and practiced social distancing.

For band members, there were many adjustments to be made this school session. There was no pep band performing at football games this season. The decision was taken to eliminate wind instruments and concentrate on percussion and string instruments. This entailed many band members learning new instruments.

A change in plans then took place when instrument masks were ordered. Bell covers for the instruments and special face masks made the playing of wind instruments possible again. Filters are placed into the bell covers of the horns. The face masks have a slit in the middle. This matches with the mouthpiece of the instrument. A flap then goes over it to offer further protection. This form of protection allowed the band to perform. The choir wore masks and socially distanced for their performance.

The second session of school will allow the use of the masks. Allison White noted the groups could perform as they normally do if they followed the protocols set forth by the National Association of Music Education.

The sixth grade general music class presented "Joy to the World." The sixth grade band played "America," "Sing We Now of Christmas," and "Uncle Buck's Truck."

The seventh and eighth grade general music presented "Body Jam" and "Christmas Wrap."

The seventh and eighth grade band performed "Bucket Jam," Chair Jam" and "Deck the Halls."

The high school choir presented "Simple Gifts," Never Enough" and "Silent Night."

The high school band performed "Begin Transmission," "Under the Shade Tree," "Bombastix" and "Sic Semper Draconis."

Members of the high school choir are Jade Ahrens, Dominique Baumbach, Haley Blackstone, Jacklynn Browning, Chloe Butler, Harley Edwards, Tyler Everhart, Kaylee Flaata, Victoria Fleming, Sherice Frasier, Kyalin Fullerton, Cailey Hanson, Grady Henderson, Kya Hodges, Dereck Kirchhoff, Cecily Majors, Janison Majors, Nadia McMeen, Neah McMeen, Tequila Moore, Angelina Rabago Horton, Brianna Stricklin, Grace Thompson, Lauren Tietjen and Tylese Yanez.

Members of the high school band are Alex Bargen, Cailyn Barry, Cayce Barry, Jackson Bernal, Hailey Blecha, Robert Brockhaus, Alexa Cox, Teegan Duncan, Lilly Edwards, Kaylee Flaata, Sophia Fullerton, Ella Gardner, Brooklynn Grabast, Isaac Hathaway, Emma Henderson, Luke Jameson, Todd Keifer, Dereck Kirchhoff, Carsyn Koenig, Jackson Kuhlmann, AJ Leibel, Shayla Meyer, Kaylee Mohler, Clayton Morris, Owen Perrie, Ashleigh Primus, Sadie Rempel, Taygun Rothchild, Tatum Streit, Morgan Theis, Anders Webber and Taran Zoltenko.

The band and choir were directed by Allison White, music and band instructor.


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