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.
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
Ironwood Elementary School Students
Perform Christmas Programs
Ironwood - December 20, 2009
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.
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.
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
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