|Wakefield - May 20, 2009
The Wakefield- Marenisco School
presented its annual "Spring Concert" Monday evening. The
concert showcased the great improvement of the school's bands under
the direction of Ms. Louann K. Ditmyer.
Under Ms. Ditmyer's tutorage, the school music students have
shown great sight-reading improvement at the Music Ensemble/Solo
The planning, practice and execution all came together in a
concert that certainly pleased its audience. The bands are small as
W-M is a small school. To the credit of Ms. Ditmyer, the bands
were presented as one large group as opposed to several smaller
bands. To the credit of the school board and the administration W-M
still has a music program. To both their credit, the music program
is on the rise!
The 7-12th grade band had a total of 19 musicians. The 6th grade
band II had a total of 16 musicians and the 5th grade band I
has a total of 32 musicians. There is also a "Festival Band" which
is a combination of players from 6th to 12th grade.
The 5th graders did a terrific job and
provided a great deal of encouragement for next years 5th grade