BC students take their talent on the road
By Katy Zillmer
Students in choir, band, orchestra and visual arts at Brooklyn Center High School are showcasing their work, developed since the beginning of the school year, at the Tri-Metro Conference Fine Arts Festival Monday, Feb. 4 at St. Croix Lutheran High School in West St. Paul.
The band and choir students will perform music they’ve been rehearsing for months with other musical groups from schools in the conference, said Brooklyn Center Arts Magnet Coordinator and Visual Arts Teacher Kris Edmonds.
Students continue rehearsing with the other groups the day of the festival and then perform a concert in the evening, Edmonds said. The visual arts students have an exhibit with ceramics, paintings, drawings, woven baskets and graphic arts, she said.
Music students have a guest conductor to provide critique during their rehearsals.
“It’s just nice to meet so many people with a passion for cultural music in different languages,” said Brooklyn Center junior Amber Ferry.
Ferry is in the choir and has participated in past festivals, including at Brooklyn Center High School in 2011.
Other students selected to participate in 2013 include: band musicians Katie Grund, Anthony Capetillo, Harvey Whalley, Juan Sanchez; orchestra musicians Eduardo Torres and Jay Johnson; choir musicians Amber Ferry, Abby Smith, Jennifer Erickson, Nastya Popova, Shaka Ekiyor, Johnny Lee, Tony Lee, Zach Anderson and John Dahl; visual artists Nick Mitchell, Kole Moua, Kayley Kulyas, Jesse Workar, Denise Padmah and Taylor Miller.
If you go:
Tri-Metro Conference Fine Arts Festival
St. Croix Lutheran High School
1200 Oakdale Ave., West St. Paul
Concert: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4. Art will be on display throughout the day Feb. 4-9.
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