Saturday, December 7, 2019
Blooming Prairie Elementary School sixth grader Brandon Ripka drew double duty on Friday, May 4 at the 2018 BP Elementary Spring Concert. He handed out programs and also sang as part of the sixth grade music section.

Concert brings in spring at BP School

Nearly half of the students attending Blooming Prairie Elementary School participated in a Spring Concert Friday, May 4 at the elementary school.

Students in the concert represented grades 4-6 and totaled 187.

Family members, friends and staff filled the BP Elementary School gymnasium for the 1:30 p.m. concert.

The beautiful, warm sunshine outdoors brought the concert followers inside for a lively spring gathering featuring the talents of the elementary choir, beginning band, elementary band and fourth, fifth and sixth grade music classes.

 Kari Bottin directed the 5-6 choir, Krista Reeder directed the fourth and sixth grade music sections and Ross Reishus directed the 5-6 band and fifth grade music section.

The program opened with the elementary choir on stage. Choir members involved the audience in the first performance, "Listen to the Rain. Two more songs were presented: "The Moon" and Sarasponda."

Director Reishus presented the beginning band which offered three short tunes: "Shoo Fly," "Mahnomen Harvest," and "Michael Finnegan."

The elementary band featured two numbers, "Prehistoric Suite" and "The Tempest."

The fourth grade music program featured performances of "The Star Spangled Banner," "Mrs. Reeder Had a Band" and "Try Everything."

Fifth grade music students performed "Lean on Me" which featured many students soloing on lyric parts. The fifth graders also presented "In My Dreams," a piece the students wrote.

The final performance of the day came from the sixth grade music program. A medley of Disney songs was presented.

Final song of the day was "Champion," featuring sixth grade music students. Students held large letters spelling CHAMPION.

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