Spring tidings to you – to you and your kin

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MLES K-Grade 6 singers, players in Friday afternoon performance

Mountain Lake Public Elementary School (MLES) singers and players in Kindergarten-through-Sixth Grade brought spring tidings to you – you and your kin – in a Friday afternoon concert on May 13 in the Mountain Lake Public School (MLPS) Auditorium.

Directing the student performers were Sarah Tailowright, MLES K-5 Music Director; Andrea Brinkman, MLPS Grades 6-12 Vocal Director and Kurt Jahnke, MLPS Grades 5-12 Instrumental Director.

The rundown of the program presentations was as follows:

+ Kindergarten-6th Grade Large Group Song – 

  • “Fanga Alafia,” a traditional African greeting of “Welcome,” arranged by Paul Jennings.

+ Kindergarten – 

  • “Twinkle, Twinkle, 50 Stars,” arranged by Teresa Jennings.
  • “Apples & Bananas,” Super Simple Learning.

+ First Grade – 

  • “Thank You To Our Veterans,” by Teresa Jennings.
  • “Fishy Fishy,” by John Riggio.

+ Second Grade – 

  • “Washington Monument,” by Karl Hitzemann.
  • “Something To Say,” by Teresa Jennings.

+ Third Grade – 

  • “Bells Of Liberty,” by Teresa Jennings.
  • “Take My Lumps,” by Mike Wilson.

+ Fourth Grade – 

  • “We Share America,” by Teresa Jennings.
  • “Talk Like Shakespeare,” by John Riggio.

+ Fifth Grade- 

  • “American Heart,” by Teresa Jennings.
  • “Sing Us A Song,” by Karl Hitzemann.

+ Fifth Grade Band –

  • “Old MacDonald Had A Band,” Traditional.
  • “Hard Rock Blues,” by John Higgins.
  • “Concerto For Triangle,” by Mike Hannickel – featuring Triangle Virtuoso Sarah Tailowright.

+ Sixth Grade Band –

  • “Renaissance Rock,” by Bruce Pearson – featuring the Fourth Grade Class on recorders.
  • “Little Suite No. 1,” by Ralph Hermann – “Fanfare” and “The Train.”
  • “Let’s Play Reggae,” by Eugene Magill.

+ Sixth Grade Choir –

  • “Haru Sugite” – The spring as gone; the summer has come. (traditional Japanese text) – by Victor C. Johnson.
  • “Jai Ho,” from Slumdog Millionaire, arranged by Mark Brymer.

Below is a photo gallery from the concert:

 

THE KINDERGARTEN CLASS singers. Front, from left, Dontae Souvannasane, Elliot Xayavong, Matthew Sumner, Isabele Lucio, Ebbony Thongrasamy, Gabriella Parent, Makai’ Vannabouathong, Teairra Savanh, Tryona Khounsanthone, Angel Fentanez, Mason Khamkhaykeo, Montgomery Boldt, Hannah Savage, Amia Mendez, Bianca Agguire, Valentina Trochez Velasquez, Jonathan Bass and Lucy Penner. Back, from left, Olivia Rahn, Jade Westerman, Gideon Winger, Emilia Lugo, Bricelyn Brown, Jaxton Paulson, Adleigh Olson, Isaiah Junker, Brandon Baerg, Nyomi Douglass, Tryton Khounsanthone, Ally Hanson, Annabelle Laird and Ethan Petty. Classroom teachers are Nicole James and Kelli Tucholke.

 

CELEBRATING THE UNITED States and the 50 stars on the American flag with the song, “Twinkle, Twinkle 50 Stars,” are Kindergarten students, from left, Gabriella Parent, Makai’ Vannabouathong, Teairra Savanh, Tryona Khounsanthone, and Angel Fentanez.

 

ADLEIGH OLSON, FROM the Kindegarten class, is captured “in the moment” during the K-6 Large Group opening song, “Fanga Alafia,” doing her part to “Welcome” the audience to the program.

 

THE MLES FIRST-Grade Class expressed “Thank You to Our Veterans” in their opening number. Front, from left, Xyla Dang-Tenboun, Jonathan Harder Schrock, Adalynn Kufahl, Nevaeh Ott, Brynlee Morey, Ben Falk, Jaisamy Inthamthirath, Sovann Thang, Jacob Lopez and Gracen Rempel. Middle, from left, Camille Blom, Danika Gohr, Kendra Keosaykham, Cael Boldt, Abrianna Kounsanthone, Evelynn Jones, Adrian Chantharak, Isabel Nelson, Jackson Banks, Leah Strom and Heidi Pfeiffer. Back, from left, Abrianna Garcia, Ezra Savage, Nevaeh Moreno, Logan Dunn, Keymoni Bent, Brennan Perkins, Tienna Hopper, Taivyen Eiynk, Kallyn Morey, Claire Adrian, Orly Garcia and Hayden Youngwirth. Classroom teachers are Kim Blomgren and Stacey Stade.

 

BRYNLEE MOREY, BEN Falk, Jaisamy Inthamthirath and Sovann Thang, all first-graders, captured by camera doing their part for the MLES Spring Tidings Program.

 

FIRST GRADE STUDENT Heidi Pfeiffer shows off her dance moves during the number, “Fishy Fishy.”

 

THE SECOND GRADE’S patriotic song reflected on the first president of the United States, George Washington, and the monument honoring him in Washington, D. C. Front, from left, Julian Thongrasamy, Jason Wright, Aleeah Yusuf, Elena Stade, Keaton Khemphomma, Astaria Mendez, Kevin Markey, Joseph Torres and Carson Wall. Middle, from left, Bella Anacker, Elizabeth Talavera, Damien Davison, Ian Nelson, Valeria Garcia, Kathryn Wassman, Valerie Carmona, Diane Gonazlez and Lola Morin. Back, from left, Chelsea Wallert, Gyovanny Ornelas, Kadyn Anderson, Isabelle Penner, Logan Brugman, Hawken Nelson, Chloie Jensen, Max Fast, Keara Anacker and Bryn Bell. Classroom teachers are Joan Raabe and Mikkala Hup.

 

JOSEPH TORRES ADDED his voice to the second-grade vocal selection, “Something To Say.”

 

SECOND-GRADER KATHRYN Wassman also had something unique to say.

 

THE THIRD GRADE’S opening song was the patriotic number, Bells of Liberty.” Front, from left, Lily Youngwirth, Robert Speikers, Kandon Lund, Kyle Stidham, Cain Mendoza, Camron Keosaykham, Daolana Sengmany, Yadira Felix Lopez and Bre’Anna Reyes. Middle, from left, Aiden Holmberg, Rieha Eiynk, Thorne Boldt, Phithsada Phoumivong, Khloe Saelee, Jordan Khamkhaykeo, Taolana Sengmany, Lucy Simon, Damaris Aguirre, Aleena Vetsouvanh, Emily Capetillo and Tyler Dahna. Back, from left, Ashlyn Pfeiffer, Reagan Christians, Melbin Felix Coronado, Damian Aguirre, Alondra Velasquez, Julia Brinkman, Braxton Brown, Kelby Janzen, Liliana Topete, Ethan Rahn, David Regier, Aidan Olson and Ian Richardson. Classroom teachers are Marilyn Tusa and Jennifer Fast.

 

THE SECOND SONG by the third grade was about being honest and admitting your mistakes in “Take My Lumps.” Front, Yadira Felix Lopez, left and Bre’Anna Reyes, right. Middle, from left, Damaris Aguirre, Aleena Vetsouvanh and Emily Capetillo . Back, from left, Ethan Rahn, David Regier and Aidan Olson.

 

ENTHUSIAM IN MUSIC was evident in the spirited performance of these third-grade students. Front, from left, Lily Youngwirth and Robert Speikers. Middle, from left, Aiden Holmberg, Rieha Eiynk and Thorne Boldt. Back, from left, Ashlyn Pfeiffer, Reagan Christians, Melbin Felix Coronado and Damian Aguirre.

 

“WE SHARE AMERICA” was the patriotic song presented by the two sections of fourth grade. Front, from left, Layne Wall, Douglas Garcia, Tanner Schultz, Serinadee Eiynk, Kyha Boldt, Evan Karschnik, Angel Vilaiphone, Noah Holmberg, Landen Rempel, Carsen Hopper, Cooper Wenner, Jacey Klassen and Kaili Srixomphou. Middle, from front, McKenna Parent, Kole Haberman, Jake Evers, Ellie Eken, Karla Hernandez, Briley Nickel, Braxton Tollefson, Seth Majerus, Brie Anacker, Elyza Buller, Genesis Lopez and Sawyer Carrison. Back, from left, Abigail Sonnabend, Leivy Fuentes-Orea, Daniel Reyes, Elsie Buller, Alexus Lopez, Dustin Falk, Landon Strom, Thaila Sengchan, Za’Nyiah Flowers, Trinh Dang-Teumboun, Alex Horn and Victoria Gonzalez. Classroom teachers are Stephanie Willaby and Pamela Anderson.

 

TAKING A CLOSER look at these front row fourth-graders in performance. From left, Kyha Boldt, Evan Karschnik, Angel Vilaiphone, Noah Holmberg, Landen Rempel, Carsen Hopper, Cooper Wenner and Jacey Klassen.

 

IN THE SONG, “Talk Like Shakespeare,” the Fourth Grade Class had the chance to speak the Olde English words William Shakespeare, wrote as people spoke “back in the day” – the late 1500s and early 1600s. Alas! Forsooth! Or, as Abby Sonnabend, pictured above, performed, “Verily! Verily! There will ’tis be naught a Snow Day today.!

 

FIFTH GRADE STUDENTS at MLES sang about having “American Heart” in their first of two numbers. Front, from left, Julie Vilaiphone, Kimberley Garcia Xayavong, Aiden Mendoza, Preston Xayachak, Ada Srixomphou, Victoria Lucio, Alan Capetillo, Brayden Stewart, Affeon Thongrasamy, Deaven Khamkhaykeo and Talon Rehnelt. Middle, from left, Kaylani Inthamthirath, Annika Brinkman, Makayden Khounsanthone, Aiden Saelee, Chase Radtke, Kaila Blom, Jadrah Renquist, Joyce McCue, Mareena Jepsen, Makiya Hartwig, Alex Karschnik and Bathanie Lopez. Back, from left, Wyatt Bergling, Joey Faber, Grant Regier, Zazaanahi Ornelas, Johny Lopez Lopez, Javonn Rodney, Kody Wassman, Chase Anacker, Chase Jensen, Andres Vetsouvanh and Christyana Lunz. Classroom teachers are Cheri Strom and Nate Brinkman.

 

THESE FIFTH GRADE students kept an eye on their director. Front, from left, Jadrah Renquist, Joyce McCue, Mareena Jepsen and Makiya Hartwig. Back, from left, Javonn Rodney, Kody Wassman, Chase Anacker and Chase Jensen.

 

THE CHOIR DIRECTOR mentioned in the number, “Sing Us A Song,” was having a difficult time getting her young choir students to vocally perform up to par. MLES K-5 Music Director Sarah Tailowright, front, played the role of that director, cringing when her singers were off-tune, and perking up when they eventually performed on pitch. Fifth graders on the risers at back included, front, from left, Aiden Mendoza, Preston Xayachak, Ada Srixomphou, Victoria Lucio, Alan Capetillo and Brayden Stewart. Middle, from left, Chase Radtke, Kaila Blom, Jadrah Renquist, Joyce McCue and Mareena Jepsen. Back, from left, rant Regier, Zazaanahi Ornelas, Johny Lopez Lopez, Javonn Rodney and Kody Wassman.

 

MEMBERS OF THE 5th Grade Band, led by Director Kurt Jahnke. Front, from left, clarinets, Affeon Thongrasamy, Talon Rehnelt, Makiya Hartwig, Bathanie Lopez, Joyce McCue, Christyana Lunz, Kalylani Inthamthirath and Makayden Khounsanthone and flutists, Kimberley Garcia Xayavong and Julie Vilaiphone. Second row, from left, on saxophone, Kody Wassman, Aiden Mendoza and Andres Vetsouvanh; Mareena Jepsen on French horn; Alan Capetillo, Annika Brinkman and Jadrah Renquist, saxophones and trumpets, Deaven Khamkhaykeo, Kaila Blom, Ada Srixomphou and Wyatt Bergling. Third row, from left, Chase Jensen on sax; Chase Radtke, Brayden Stewart, Chase Anacker, Grant Regier and Alex Karschnik, trombones; baritones, Joey Faber, Preston Xayachak and Johny Lopez Lopez and on tuba, Javonn Rodney. Back, percussionists, from left, Zazaanahi Ornelas, Aiden Saelee and Victoria Lucio.

 

FIFTH-GRADE FLUTIST Kimberley Garcia Xayavong added high-octave sounds.

 

BARTIONE SOUND WAS added to the 5th Grade Band numbers by Johny Lopez Lopez.

 

“Concerto For Triangle,” by Mike Hannickel featured “Triangle Virtuoso” Sarah Tailowright, at left. Unfortunately, the virtuoso was easily distracted, missing her cue numerous times. As the band piece drew to its conclusion, she struck the right note at the right time – under the thankful watch of Director Kurt Jahnke, right. Fifth Grade Band members include, front, Joyce McCue, clarinet, left and Christyana Lunz, bass clarinet, right and back, from left, Andres Vetsouvanh on sax; Mareena Jepsen on French horn and Alan Capetillo and Annika Brinkman, saxophones.

 

MEMBERS OF THE 6th Grade Band under the baton of MLPS 5-12 Instrumental Director Kurt Jahnke. Front, from left, clarinetists Kaelynn Pietsch, Kearney Wall and Cody Rahn, and on flute, Jaci Tollefson, Mikiah Peterson and Madisoh Schultz. Second row, from left, Avrom Buller, Peyton Banks, Kaylie Baerg and Brooke Naas on trumpet, along with saxophonists Mikayla Morin, Alex Blom and Alana Morey. Third row, from left, Brice Anacker, Theo Evers, Brody Kleven and Treyton Duerksen and on baritone, Areli Capetillo. Back, the percussionists, from left, Mason Fast, Johnna Gardina, Meesha Hoek and Devyn Rempel.

 

ON THE SELECTION “Renaissance Rock,” the fourth grade class stretched across the stage to play the song on their recorders, backed by the 6th Grade Band. Members of the fourth grade pictured include Ellie Eken, Kole Haberman, McKenna Parent and Jacey Klassen, along with Cooper Wenner, Serinadee Eiynk, Noah Holmberg and Landen Rempel. At back, Director Kurt Jahnke and the 6th Grade Band. Front, from left, clarinetists Kaelynn Pietsch, Kearney Wall and Cody Rahn, and on flute, Jaci Tollefson, Mikiah Peterson and Madisoh Schultz. Second row, from left, Avrom Buller, Peyton Banks, Kaylie Baerg and Brooke Naas on trumpet, along with saxophonists Mikayla Morin, Alex Blom and Alana Morey. Third row, from left, Brice Anacker, Theo Evers, Brody Kleven and Treyton Duerksen and on baritone, Areli Capetillo. Back, the percussionists, from left, Meesha Hoek, Mason Fast, Johnna Gardiner and Devyn Rempel.

 

SIXTH GRADE BAND member Brody Kleven performed on the trombone.

 

AT FRONT, SIXTH Grade Band flutists, Mikiah Peterson, left and Madison Schultz, right. At back, saxophonists Alex Blom, left and Alana Morey, right.

 

MLPS 6-12 VOCAL Director Andrea Brinkman is at the piano as the 6th Grade Choir sings “Haru Sugite,” by Victor C. Johnson. Front, from left, Jennifer Quang, Kyarah Thongrasamy, Areli Capteillo, Shyann Ober, Jaci Tollefson, Graciela Ramirez, Peyton Banks, Cody Rahn, Brice Anacker, Devyn Rempel and Theo Evers. Middle, from left, Emma Estrada, Alana Morey, Paris Fast, Kaylie Baerg, Hailey Marx, Johnna Gardiner, Treyton Duerksen, Keegan Classen, Trystyn Hartwig, Andrew Rasavong and Avrom Buller Back, from left, Madison Schultz, Kearney Wall, Mikiah Peterson, Brooke Naas, Mikayla Morin, Meesha Hoek, Kaelynn Pietsch, Ethan Dunn, Mason Fast, Brody Kleven, Alex Blom and Landon Morin. Classroom teachers are Annette Kunkel and Kyle Blomgren

 

“JAI HO!” FROM SLUMDOG Milllionaire. Front, from left, Areli Capteillo, Shyann Ober, Jaci Tollefson, Graciela Ramirez, Peyton Banks, Cody Rahn, Brice Anacker, Devyn Rempel. Middle, from left, Paris Fast, Kaylie Baerg, Hailey Marx, Johnna Gardiner, Treyton Duerksen, Keegan Classen, Trystyn Hartwig and Andrew Rasavong. Back, from left, Mikiah Peterson, Brooke Naas, Mikayla Morin, Meesha Hoek, Kaelynn Pietsch, Ethan Dunn, Mason Fast, Brody Kleven and Alex Blom.

 

SIXTH-GRADER DEVYN Rempel performs in his final elementary music program.
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