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Jayhawk-Linn band, choir students perform in concert


Jayhawk-Linn Junior High and Senior High music teacher Rachel Wilson leads a combined choir at the school's winter music concert on Dec. 13. Some of the choir members included, front row from left, Hazel Vaughn, Aiden Stark, Bryleigh Beckman, Bailey McCune; second row, Ashlyn Lewis, Alayna McCarty, MaLinda Henson; back row, Tegan Harris, Carlie Brown, and Jade Sublette. (Roger Sims/Linn County Journal)


Jayhawk-Linn Junior High and Senior High students combined to present a Christmas program on Dec. 13 under the direction of music teacher Rachel Wilson and with accompanist Suzanne Thompson.


The combined choir performed six songs, including:

• “Christmas… In About Three Minutes” arranged by Mark Weston

• “The First Snow” by Cristi Cary Miller

• “That’s Christmas to Me” arranged by Audrey Snyder

• “When We’re Together” arranged by Mac Huff

• “Bethlehem Lullaby” arranged by Greg Gilpin

• “Mele Kalikimaka” arranged by Jay Althouse

Other members of the combined choir include, front row from left, Lillian Meyer, Emmielou Rhodes, Brooke Hughes; second row, Zoee Roberts, Destiny Weldon; back row, Angelina Becerra, Bettie Watts, and Sierra Doan. (Roger Sims/Linn County Journal)


The combined band performed five pieces including:

• “A Christmas Festival” transcribed by Robert W. Smith

• “Santa the Barbarian and the Pirates of the North Pole” by Randall D. Standridge

Narrated by Bob Beckham

• “Themes from ‘The Nutcracker’” arranged by Ed Huckeby

• “Ukrainian Bell Carol” arranged by Richard L. Saucedo

• “An American Christmas” arranged by Robert W. Smith

Members of the combined junior and senior high band stand for applause at the end of the performance. (Screen capture/Jayhawk-Linn Music Facebook)


Band members include:

• Flute: Lily Casey, Emily Johnson, Lillian Meyer, Jacen Taylor

• Clarinet: Daniel Brake, Rachael Felix, Cierra Lindsey, Kelsee Poole, Bettie Watts, Camden Wood

• Alto Saxophone: Ana Becerra, Aydan McCahon, Aubrey Mayhugh, Alex Nation

• Tenor Sax/ Baritone Saxophone: Marlyn Gandara-Sanchez

• French Horn: Zachary Knemeyer, Adeline Randall

• Trumpet: Alieah Gillis, Callie Holt, Tanner Holt, Ashlyn Lewis, Josiah Randall

• Trombone: Bertha Becerra

• Baritone: Gabriella Parsons, Gabe Springer, Aiden Stark

• Percussion: Emory Bukilla, Sexton Croan, Milo Donnelly, Tegan Harris, MaLinda Henson, Bailey McCune(Wilson), Emmielou Rhodes, Lydia Schade, Brianne Seely, Hazel Vaughn

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