2013-03-14 / Top News

Zeeland Public School music students perform a lively, fun concert

By Terri Lang


The Zeeland Viking Vocal Ensemble sang “Song of the River,” a gentle piece, and an energetic “Shout Amen!” The Zeeland Viking Vocal Ensemble sang “Song of the River,” a gentle piece, and an energetic “Shout Amen!” Although their student population may be low, their voices and instruments are strong and bold. The music students at Zeeland Public School performed their winter concert on Tues., March 5.

Music Instructor Trudy Fraase Wolf welcomed families and friends to the event featuring the elementary and high school music students.

Mrs. Wolf invited everyone to attend the Central Dakota Choir Concert in Eureka, S.D., on Tues., March 19, at 7 p.m. The event will feature choirs from Zeeland, Ashley, Eureka and Leola Public Schools. They will perform separately and will also combine as one large choir. Bismarck State College Associate Professor and Composer Andrew Miller will be present and will conduct the world premier performance of “i carry your heart with me” which he composed for the event.


Mrs. Wolf said her talented, young students in second and third grades have fun practicing their recorders. They played the song “Duo.” In the front row are, left to right, Sawyer Haak, Aaron Meier, Jeannie Keller and Lenora Wolf; back row, Loren Wolf, Xavier Volk, Carter Pfeifer and Ozzy Brandner. Mrs. Wolf said her talented, young students in second and third grades have fun practicing their recorders. They played the song “Duo.” In the front row are, left to right, Sawyer Haak, Aaron Meier, Jeannie Keller and Lenora Wolf; back row, Loren Wolf, Xavier Volk, Carter Pfeifer and Ozzy Brandner. “It is a great opportunity for the students, and it is going to be a fabulous event,” Mrs. Wolf said. “We hope you can join us next Tuesday in Eureka.”

Mrs. Wolf said the high school music students have been diligently rehearsing for their upcoming musical festivals.

The Viking Wind and Jazz Ensemble includes Olivia Voller, Marissa Meidinger and Tiffany Meier on flute; Christina Aberle and Hannah Meier on clarinet; Elisabeth Bender on bass clarinet; Casondra Rutschke andApril Jangula on alto saxophone; Rebecca Meier and Natalie Schumacher on trumpet; Jessica Aberle on baritone; Mikayla Meidinger and Hope Ebel on percussion, and Joseph Krumm on guitar.


The Viking Wind Ensemble selections included a powerful “Cold Mountain Saga” and a beautiful version of “Fantasia on an Irish Hymn,” also known as “Be Thou My Vision.” The Viking Wind Ensemble selections included a powerful “Cold Mountain Saga” and a beautiful version of “Fantasia on an Irish Hymn,” also known as “Be Thou My Vision.” The Viking Vocal Ensemble includes sopranos Elisabeth Bender, Rebecca Meier, Jessica Aberle, Natalie Schumacher, Hope Ebel, Jenny Kocher, Mikayla Meidinger and Tiffany Meier; altos Jessica Fetzer, Christina Aberle, Olivia Voller, Ali Wolf, April Jangula, Hannah Meier and Kara Weigel; tenors Elliot Meier, John Ebel and Jay Salazar, and basses Ethan Kocher, Seth Aberle, Eric Ebel, Nicholas Fetzer, Joseph Krumm, John Meidinger,Andrew Nolz and Jesse Jangula.

Accompanists for the music program were Marissa Meidinger, Elisabeth Bender, Kara Weigel, Ali Wolf, Mikayla Meidinger, Natalie Schumacher and Mrs. Wolf.



A Mexican folk birthday song, “Las mananitas” was performed by the second and third grade students, along with “Michael, Row the Boat Ashore,” which included duets, and “The Cat,” a folk melody from Brazil. The singers are, left to right, Aaron Meier, Sawyer Haak, Carter Pfeifer, Xavier Volk, Jeannie Keller, Loren Wolf, Ozzy Brandner and Lenora Wolf. A Mexican folk birthday song, “Las mananitas” was performed by the second and third grade students, along with “Michael, Row the Boat Ashore,” which included duets, and “The Cat,” a folk melody from Brazil. The singers are, left to right, Aaron Meier, Sawyer Haak, Carter Pfeifer, Xavier Volk, Jeannie Keller, Loren Wolf, Ozzy Brandner and Lenora Wolf.

The students from fourth and sixth grades presented “Ballad of the Boll Weevil” and “Zum Gali Gali,” which was sung in Hebrew. The crowd laughed to “Pick a Little and Goodnight Ladies,” when the young men sang good night to the gossiping young ladies. Pictured are, front, left to right, Nicholas Wolf, Joshua Krumm, Tyler Raines and Nikole Brandner; back, Cole Magur, Jordan Pfeifer, Jacob Ebel, Kenny Keller and Shyla Haak. The students from fourth and sixth grades presented “Ballad of the Boll Weevil” and “Zum Gali Gali,” which was sung in Hebrew. The crowd laughed to “Pick a Little and Goodnight Ladies,” when the young men sang good night to the gossiping young ladies. Pictured are, front, left to right, Nicholas Wolf, Joshua Krumm, Tyler Raines and Nikole Brandner; back, Cole Magur, Jordan Pfeifer, Jacob Ebel, Kenny Keller and Shyla Haak.

The sixth grade band played the tunes of “Country Cake Walk,” a snappy “Tambourine Tango” and “St. Louis Blues,” a fun jazz piece. The musicians are, left to right, Jordan Pfeifer (trombone), Shyla Haak (tenor sax) and Nicholas Wolf (trumpet). The sixth grade band played the tunes of “Country Cake Walk,” a snappy “Tambourine Tango” and “St. Louis Blues,” a fun jazz piece. The musicians are, left to right, Jordan Pfeifer (trombone), Shyla Haak (tenor sax) and Nicholas Wolf (trumpet).

The kindergarten and first grade students sang out and added some playful actions to their numbers of “Shake That Little Foot, Dinah-o,” “Elephant Song” and “Five Little Chickadees.” Pictured are, left to right, Aubrey Ziegler, Alexandra Volk, Dominic Meier, Elayna Meier and Isabella Magur. The kindergarten and first grade students sang out and added some playful actions to their numbers of “Shake That Little Foot, Dinah-o,” “Elephant Song” and “Five Little Chickadees.” Pictured are, left to right, Aubrey Ziegler, Alexandra Volk, Dominic Meier, Elayna Meier and Isabella Magur.

Zeeland Public School Music Instructor Mrs. Trudy Fraase Wolf welcomed everyone to the winter concert on Tues., March 5. Zeeland Public School Music Instructor Mrs. Trudy Fraase Wolf welcomed everyone to the winter concert on Tues., March 5.

The crowd enjoyed the Viking Jazz Ensemble as they performed the popular jazz tunes of “Take the “A” Train ” and “Hit the Road, Jack.” The crowd enjoyed the Viking Jazz Ensemble as they performed the popular jazz tunes of “Take the “A” Train ” and “Hit the Road, Jack.”

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