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E-T.C. Students Celebrate Christmas
Story and Photos by Arvo Toolanen
Video by Dan Goll

Ewen - December 17, 2009

Parents and friends attending Tuesday's concert were treated to a two hour concert filled with traditional and joyous holiday music. It was great fun listening to the students from Pre-K to the 12th grade perform at the same show. It certainly was interesting to see how the kids grow and mature in their musical skills.



Above - video of Elementary School Students singing "Let There Peace On Earth" They did a wonderful job on a song that should set the tone for this joyous holiday season!
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Ontonagon Elementary Students
Perform Holiday Concert
Ontonagon - December 19, 2009

The Ontonagon Elementary School held its 2009 Christmas Program on Thursday afternoon. The students in Kindergarten through fifth grade participated in the event. The show was directed by Ontonagon Schools Music Director, Ben Mayor. The students were accompanied by Yvonne Blake. 


Ironwood Elementary School Students Perform Christmas Programs

Ironwood - December 20, 2009

The elementary school students from Ironwood Area School District performed their Christmas Concerts this week. There were two performances by the Sleight School students on Wednesday followed  by two performances by the Norrie Students on Thursday.



Hurley Musicians Wow
Standing Room Only Audience

Hurley - December 16, 2009

The Hurley School auditorium was filled to capacity Monday evening as family and friends of the school's young and talented musicians presented their annual Christmas Band Concert.

Members of the fifth, sixth, Jr. High and Senior High school bands entertained the standing room only crowd with the joyous sounds of holiday songs. The student musicians were directed by Dan Mykkanen, Music Director.


Ironwood Receives Early Christmas Gift
Ironwood - December 14, 2009

Ironwood residents recieved an early Christmas present yesterday afternoon, a holiday concert performed by the young and talented musicians from Luther L. Wright

The audience was once again treated to the excellent performances that they have come to expect from young Ironwood musicians under the tutorage of Steve Boyd, area virtuoso and Music Director.


Holiday Concert a  Huge Success
Wakefield - December 11, 2009

Students in grades PK through grade 12 got to experience what performing to a standing room only audience felt like. Tuesday evening the students of Wakefield Marenisco School District held their Christmas Concert in the school gymnasium which was filled to capacity. The might be described as small school district  had a a huge turnout for the concert. Friends and family poured into the school in an amazing display of support, not uncommon for the W-M school District.  Tuesday was not the first Christmas Concert for this school district, but it was the inaugural concert for Sandra Genisot, the new music director at Wakefield/Marenisco.  


A. D. Johnson High School
Performs Christmas Concert

Bessemer - December 10, 2009

The A.D. Johnson High School presented its annual Christmas Concert this past Tuesday evening.  Once again the school musicians and singers gave a stellar performance. Something we've come to expect from this well directed music department. The bands and the high school choir were all directed by their excellent music director, Mary Jo Mykkanen. Mrs Mykkanen's husband, Dan Mykkanen accompanied the Choir and provided the music for the dance performance which was the opening act for the concert.  

The evening began with a dance presentation "Winter Song" arranged by Brianna Mykkanen.
above Jake Zielinski, U.P. Honors Band, First Trumpet Part, fourth chair. Also gaining a spot on the U.P. Honors Band: Brianna Mykkanen, Rebecca Gerovac,  and
Dan Trudgeon