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Music to take center stage

MORRISON – The Morrison School District’s music department will perform a free holiday concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the high school, 643 Genesee Ave. 

Before the concert, the Morrison Music Boosters will serve a pork chop supper from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.

Tickets are $6 in advance, available from music students or at True Value Hardware, 104 S. Genesee St.; and $7 at the door.

The junior high and high school jazz bands will perform in the cafeteria during the dinner.

The sixth-grade chorus will begin the holiday concert in the auditorium, followed by the seventh- and eighth-grade chorus, all directed by Cynthia Perrizo. The MHS Madrigals and symphonic choir also perform next, directed by Kathy Janicek.

District bands also will perform, directed by David Bean. The junior high band will play “A Christmas Tryptich” and “Joyful all Ye Nations.” The high school band will perform “A Christmas Festival” by Leroy Anderson and the Overture to “The Messiah” by George F. Handel.

This past week, Morrison Southside School fifth-grade band members presented their first public concert Thursday during an assembly in the school gymnasium.

The students have been playing their instruments for about 9 weeks, and performed a number of songs.

Students taking part were:

■ Flute: Zailey Greeno, Alyssa Meiers, Anna Schroeder and Hannah Stralow.

■ Oboe: Jordan Klima.

■ Clarinet: Shanna Hudson, Nathan Mickley, Kara Saville, Jenna Scott, Taylor Stratton and John Taylor.

■ Saxophone: Hailee Dehner and Kamden Staples.

■ Cornet: Lindsey Houldson, Sean Johnson, Isaak Shetler, Jevin Smith, Griffin Vos, Thomas Wagenecht and Hannah Wallander.

■ Trombone: Brandon Freeman and Clara Vegter.

■ Percussion: Grace Steines, Merek Stephenson and Anne-Marie Wadsworth.

Call the junior high school at 815-772-7264 for more information.

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