The St. James fifth grade, middle school and high school students had concerts this past week for family, friends and the community.
The St. James middle school band concert was held last Thursday at the Armstrong Auditorium.
It was cold and there still was snow on the ground, but a theme for a concert is chosen months in advance, and the theme for this concert was the student should wear beachwear. The students were in flip flops, sunglasses, and very warm summer clothing - which means tees and shorts. No frostbite was reported to the newspaper.
The concert consisted of the fifth grade band and the combined sixth and seventh grade band under the direction of
Fifth grade is the year many students first pick up a musical instrument. Great progress was demonstrated by these first year band students over the course of their performance.
The combined sixth and seventh grade band demonstrated even more musical prowess. That band was about seventy students strong.
On Monday night, St. James High School held a spring solo pops concert.
The concert was under the direction of Alison Kulseth and there were 23 singing performances by St. James High School students.
Most were solo performances with piano accompaniments though there were some performances with students singing and playing guitars. There were also some duets performed for the audience at the high school little theater.