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Students of all ages take part in holiday concerts

The Littlest Christmas Tree stands on its own while the rest of the trees mock him for being small during the “The Littlest Christmas Tree Program” put on by Leah Baillargeon’s kindergarten class at Hillside Elementary on Wednesday, Dec. 11. (Photo by Jordan Willi)1 / 15
Kindergarteners from Rachel Minch’s class at Starr Elementary perform the song <I>Feliz Navidad<I> for their parents during a holiday program on Thursday, Dec. 12. (Photo by Jordan Willi)2 / 15
Middle school choir director Katelyn Peterson (right) conducts an ensemble group made up of seventh- and eighth-graders during the middle school holiday concert Thursday, Dec. 12, in the New Richmond High School auditorium. Stephen Dahle accompanies the group on the piano. (Photos by Jordan Willi)3 / 15
The New Richmond High School orchestra follows the directions of Jim Saliny through the <I>The Journey of the Magi<I> as part of the school’s holiday concert on Monday, Dec. 16, in the high school auditorium. (Photos by Jordan Willi)4 / 15
An elf places holiday ornaments on a Christmas trees during “The Littlest Christmas Tree Program” by Leah Baillargeon’s kindergarten class as part of the Hillside Elementary holiday programs on Wednesday, Dec. 11. (Photos by Jordan Willi)5 / 15
Students in Rachel Minch’s Starr Elementary kindergarten class pretend to be snowmen while performing a song during a holiday program at the school on Thursday, Dec. 12. (Photo by Jordan Willi)6 / 15
Middle school band director Rebecca Haines (right) gives direction to the seventh-grade band during the middle school holiday concert Thursday, Dec. 12, in the New Richmond High School auditorium. (Photo by Jordan Willi)7 / 15
The New Richmond concert band director Matt Mealey (left) conducts the band through a selection of holiday themed songs during the high school’s holiday concert on Monday, Dec. 16, in the New Richmond High School auditorium. (Photo by Jordan Willi)8 / 15
The Christmas trees and elves parade around Santa and Mrs. Claus during Leah Baillargeon’s kindergarten class’ performance of “The Littlest Christmas Tree Program” at Hillside Elementary on Wednesday, Dec. 11. (Photo by Jordan Willi)9 / 15
Starr Elementary students in Rachel Minch’s kindergarten class ring jingle bells while they perform a song at a holiday program on Thursday, Dec. 12. (Photo by Jordan Willi)10 / 15
The middle school orchestra cello and bass players concentrate on their music during one of their performances at the middle school holiday concert Thursday, Dec. 12. (Photos by Jordan Willi)11 / 15
Orchestra director Jim Saliny (center) conducts the sixth grade orchestra during the middle school’s sixth-grade holiday concert in the middle school gym on Thursday, Dec. 12. (Photo by Jordan Willi)12 / 15
The Bella Voce choir performs <I>Spanish Allelu<I> during the New Richmond High School holiday concert on Monday, Dec. 16, in the high school auditorium. (Photo by Jordan Willi)13 / 15
Student teacher Stephen Dahle (center) directs the New Richmond Middle School sixth-grade choir during the sixth-grade holiday concert Thursday, Dec. 12, in the middle school gym. (Photo by Jordan Willi)14 / 15
The Kammerchor choir sings <I>Alma Redemptoris<I> as one of its four songs of the night during the New Richmond High School holiday concert on Monday, Dec. 16. (Photo by Jordan Willi)15 / 15

New Richmond students at every grade-level took to the stage, and music room, to celebrate the holidays with songs performed by bands, choirs and orchestras, as well as elementary school students. Student performances included Hillside Elementary, Starr Elementary, New Richmond Middle School and the New Richmond High School. 

Jordan Willi
Jordan Willi is a reporter for the New Richmond News. Previously, he worked as a sports reporter at the Worthington Daily Globe in Worthington, Minnesota. He also interned at the Hudson Star Observer for two summers and contributed to the Bison Illustrated sports magazine at North Dakota State University.
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