2013-05-16 / Top News

Strasburg students show off talents at music concert, cultural fair

By Terri Lang


The fifth and sixth grade band played two pieces, “Renaissance Fair” and “Bonkers.” The fifth and sixth grade band played two pieces, “Renaissance Fair” and “Bonkers.” At the Strasburg Music Concert on Thurs., May 9, students performed an evening of delightful and energetic music selections under the direction of Mr. Jeff Ingerson.

The fifth and sixth grade band students are Faith Theisgen (violin); Jennifer Keller, Jose Langeliers and Madison Vander Vorst (clarinet); Cody Heidrich and Colter McBride (saxophone); Thomas Schaefbauer (trumpet) and Michelle Wikenheiser and Corey Feist (percussion).

Students in the Junior High and Senior High Band are Emme Hulm (piccolo); Holly Krumm and Shantel Lang (flute); Savannah Rohrich (clarinet); Hope Krumm (saxophone); Robin Mosset, Anthony Roth and Katherine Theisgen (trumpet); Victorya Dykema (horn); Courtney Bubach and Adam Hulm (trombones); Andrew Hulm (baritone); Michelle Keller and Brady Tougas (percussion), and Holly Krumm (piano).


The Junior and Senior High Band entertained the crowd with their four energetic musical selections, “Castles in Spain,” “Spotlight on the Piano,” “Circus March Medley” and “E Pluribus Rockum.” The Junior and Senior High Band entertained the crowd with their four energetic musical selections, “Castles in Spain,” “Spotlight on the Piano,” “Circus March Medley” and “E Pluribus Rockum.” Singing in the Junior High and Senior High Choir are sopranos

Jennifer Wikenheiser, Kellie Tougas, Kayla Haak, Megan Reis, Hope Krumm, Victorya Dykema, Sarah Eberle,Amber Haak and Taylor Krumm; altos Emily Luebke, Katie Baumgartner, Savannah Rohrich, Trista Volk, Michelle Keller and Haley Eberle, and baritones Ty Moser, Adam Schaefbauer, Darek Keller and Cody McBride.

Prior to the concert, Brian Grove’s World History Class students displayed their boards they have been working on for the past month. The sophomores researched and presented their information on other countries’ cultures, land, government, religion, language and economics. Each student also prepared and served an ethnic food representing the country they researched. Nicole Grove, Emme Hulm and Jennifer Wikenheiser judged the entries. Winners were Michelle Keller (Grand Prize/Purple Ribbon for most creative), and Megan Reis (best food). Sarah Gabriel,Ashley Tougas and Courtney Bubach took first, second and third respectively.



The Junior High and Senior Choir sang several musical selections including a peaceful “Bless This House,” a fun “The Drunken Sailor” and a cute version of Three Blind Mice in “The Mouse Madrigal.” They sang out their Alleluias in the Swahili song “Mungu Ni Pendo” translating into “For God So Loved Us.” Choir members ended with “Catch a Falling Star” from the movie “Princess Diaries.” The Junior High and Senior Choir sang several musical selections including a peaceful “Bless This House,” a fun “The Drunken Sailor” and a cute version of Three Blind Mice in “The Mouse Madrigal.” They sang out their Alleluias in the Swahili song “Mungu Ni Pendo” translating into “For God So Loved Us.” Choir members ended with “Catch a Falling Star” from the movie “Princess Diaries.”

On the left, Katie Baumgartner’s Finnish Cardamom cookies were delicious, as were Faith Haak’s Spanish Baked Churros. On the left, Katie Baumgartner’s Finnish Cardamom cookies were delicious, as were Faith Haak’s Spanish Baked Churros.

Zucchini bread was Anthony Roth’s choice from Canada, and Holly Krumm chose Sachertorte, a rich chocolate cake specialty in Austria. Zucchini bread was Anthony Roth’s choice from Canada, and Holly Krumm chose Sachertorte, a rich chocolate cake specialty in Austria.

Megan Reis on the left served lamington, a dessert in her chosen country of Australia, and Michelle Keller served Yorkshire pudding representing the United Kingdom. Megan Reis on the left served lamington, a dessert in her chosen country of Australia, and Michelle Keller served Yorkshire pudding representing the United Kingdom.

Senior Emily Luebke beautifully performed the spiritual piece “Wade in De Water.” Senior Emily Luebke beautifully performed the spiritual piece “Wade in De Water.”

Strasburg Music Director Mr. Jeff Ingerson welcomes family and friends to the music concert on Thurs., May 9. Mr. Ingerson also accompanied the choir, along with Mrs. Kellie Wikenheiser and Emily Luebke. Strasburg Music Director Mr. Jeff Ingerson welcomes family and friends to the music concert on Thurs., May 9. Mr. Ingerson also accompanied the choir, along with Mrs. Kellie Wikenheiser and Emily Luebke.

Mr. Jeff Ingerson proudly presented two awards to Senior Emily Luebke. At the Region VI Small Group Music Contest in Edgeley in April, Luebke received a star rating for her performance of “Wade in De Water.” Also at that contest, Luebke was chosen as the Regional Outstanding Vocal Performer. She was not able to attend the state music contest as her senior class was on their senior trip. Mr. Jeff Ingerson proudly presented two awards to Senior Emily Luebke. At the Region VI Small Group Music Contest in Edgeley in April, Luebke received a star rating for her performance of “Wade in De Water.” Also at that contest, Luebke was chosen as the Regional Outstanding Vocal Performer. She was not able to attend the state music contest as her senior class was on their senior trip.

Senior Holly Krumm was under the spotlight playing a piano solo during the band number “Spotlight on the Piano.” Senior Holly Krumm was under the spotlight playing a piano solo during the band number “Spotlight on the Piano.”

Adding an African beat to “Mungu Ni Pendo” on percussion are, from left, Emily Luebke, Michelle Keller and Megan Reis. Adding an African beat to “Mungu Ni Pendo” on percussion are, from left, Emily Luebke, Michelle Keller and Megan Reis.

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