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Symphony Day spotlights young LJHS musicians

Photo Credit: REVIEW PHOTO: JILLIAN DALEY - Symphony Day featured the talents of many Lakeridge Junior High student musicians, including trumpet players (from left) Ethan McDuffie, Jacob Flury, Connor Rolstad, Ryder Baumann and Jordan Brewer.Lakeridge Junior High School students welcomed winter last week with Symphony Day, a concert featuring the talents of smartly dressed instrumentalists and singers in cobalt blue choir robes and white stoles monogrammed with the school’s insignia, a pale blue, cursive “L.”

Their fellow students and school employees gathered in the gym to hear a seasonal selection of compositions that included “The Nutcracker,” with band and orchestra members separately performing versions of the classical Tchaikovsky piece.

Orchestra teacher Nita Van Pelt directed the strings performances, while choir, guitar and drum teacher Brandon Sause conducted the choir and band during the Friday event.Photo Credit: REVIEW PHOTO: JILLIAN DALEY - Choir member Abigail Granger steps up to the microphone for her solo.Photo Credit: REVIEW PHOTO: JILLIAN DALEY - A group of Lakeridge Junior High strings players performed at a concert last week (from left): Delaney Snaadt, Sydney Thomas, Jenna Ahrend, Bella ONeil and Ronan Skidmore.

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