Story and Photos by Arvo Toolanen
Video by Dan Goll

Ewen - December 17, 2009

The Students of the Ewen Trout Creek School District performed their Christmas Concert Tuesday evening. The program was a long one as the Elementary School Concert was added to the Jr./High School Concert when last week's storm closed down the school and the Elementary School Concert

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.

One of the evening's performances was a collaboration between the all the elementary school students, who combined their talents to sing "Let their Be Peace On Earth" and "We wish You a Merry Christmas". Their performance was so enjoyable that we have embedded the video here on our home page. We really believe our readers will enjoy this  performance as much as we do.

The  students played and sang under the directorship of Brad Besonen. Brad does it all at E-TC.  Choir, Bands, students of all ages. He does really great job for the district, and we wish him continued success at E-TC  for many years to come!

The Piano Accompanists for the show were Sandra Maki and the extremely talented E-TC High School Student, Daniel Grayvold







Pre K




First Grade

Second and Third Grade


Fourth Grade Class


Fifth Grade Band


6th and 7th Grade Band


8th - 12th Grade Band


8th - 12th grade Choir

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!