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Pleasanton music program showcases musical talent

Updated: Dec 29, 2022


Pleasanton music teacher Taylor Dodson directs members of the junior/senior high choir at the winter music program. (Roger Sims/Linn County Journal)


The Pleasanton Junior High and Senior High School band and concert choir presented a winter music program on Dec. 13 in the school's gymnasium.


The band played two numbers: a traditional arrangement of "Jingle Bells" and Ludwig van Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" from "Symphony No. 9" arranged by John Higgins.


The concert choice performed "Sanctus" by Sandra Howard, "O Music" by Lowell Mason, and "Carols Around (Around A Round," which were traditional carols arranged by Carl Nygard.


The performance was directed by Taylor Dodson, district music teacher.

Members of the combined band play "Ode to Joy."



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