Wednesday, March 17, 2004
Trout Lake Newswriters
Sandi Thygesen, 395-2318
Terry Scott, 395-2760
Pat Arnold, 395-2233
Bonnie Reynolds, 395-2527
Every one was working in their yards this week, or preparing for the Honor Band Concert in Goldendale, or practicing for track. That brings up some due thanks to several notable people.
Jeff Agar certainly gets some great results from his band members. It's hard to imagine standing before a group of children who have never played an instrument and having them ready for their first concert in the fall. By spring concert, the dream of musicianship is well in progress. With every performance, we see and hear children grow in their talents and become the young men and women who go to Honor Band. It doesn't just happen in the hour a day of band (morning band is from 7 to 8 am!) but with all the extra work done by Jeff and his students. Recently about 90 people bought pears donated by Mt. Hood Organic Orchard for the benefit of the music program.
The track teams are coached by Morgan Colburn and Travis Pearson. My observation of track is that it is certainly a group of independent individuals committed to a team effort!
Meanwhile the Century 21 staff work consistently throughout the school year to develop after school and community programs. Ken Belieu, Laurie Sherburne and Sam Salter can be seen at the school early morning to late afternoon.
Word from them is set aside the date -- May 23. The Century 21 grant committee is planning a fun mystery event for the community. Plans are in the making. Watch for details in the next few weeks.
Community choir has begun practicing on Monday evenings at 7 at the Anderson's. It is truly great fun -- even for the tunefully limited. Call the Andersons at 395-9307 for information or show up on Monday evening.