St. Croix Central Band Boosters president John Hueg presented St. Croix Central Middle School band director Kimberly Hopkins with a Yamaha Double B Flat ¾ tuba at the seventh- and eighth-grade concerts Thursday, March 20. The money to buy the tuba was raised from the Boosters’ fundraising efforts and donations, primarily from the wildly successful ExtravaBANDza event in February. (Photo by Sarah Young)1 / 5
(From left) Seventh-graders Mackenzie Anderson and Mackenzie Emery were versatile musicians the night of the seventh- and eighth-grade spring concerts at SCC Middle School on March 20. For the song “Ancient Voices” they switched between playing flute and recorder. (Photo by Sarah Young)2 / 5
(From left) Sandra Queen, Megan Liddle, Ariana Carrasco, Alexa Lamberty and Erin Leen concentrate on their clarinet music as part of the eighth-grade band’s performance of “Marching to Pretoria.” (Photo by Sarah Young)3 / 5
The room was silent as the crystal clear voice of seventh-grader Sydney Boyd sang “Be Still, Nightingale,” a 13th-century Latin song, at the March 20 SCC seventh-grade spring choral concert. (Photo by Sarah Young)4 / 5
The SCC High School choral students pose for a yearbook photo minutes before their spring choral concert, titled “Music is Timeless,” on March 17. The students were directed by Sara Route and sang selections from the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods. (Photo by Sarah Young)5 / 5
Along with spring and warmer weather (we hope) comes concert season at the schools.
St. Croix Central seventh and eighth graders treated a packed house to several different choral and band selections at St. Croix Central Middle School Thursday, March 20. Featured songs included El Capotin, Be Stll, Nightingale and I'se the B'y by the seventh grade choral students, directed by Michelle Schmitt. The eighth grade choir serenaded the crowd with spring appropriate selections, such as Wild Mountain Thyme, El Capotin and Inscription of Hope.
Band director Kimberly Hopkins led her seventh-grade students in rousing performances of Kookaburra, Ancient Voices, March on the King's Highway and Hurricane. The eighth grade band performed their selections well, including Marching to Pretoria, Around the World in 80 Measures and Moscow, 1941.
Sarah Young was appointed the editor of the Pierce County Herald in February 2015. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, where she covered community events, spot news and education in Hammond, Roberts, Somerset and St. Croix County Circuit Court. Previously she free-lanced for the River Falls Journal, Hudson Star-Observer, RiverTown special publications and the Superior Catholic Herald. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004.