Yellowquill School to compete in US music competition 0
By Robin Dudgeon...Members of the Yellowquill School jazz band will be attending the Music in the Parks Festival in Minniapolis May 10-12. L-R Back: Gavin Martin, Tyler Martens, James Didyk, and Kiernan Wiese. Middle: Kierra Hannah, Matt Halowaty, Angela Rud, Jordyn Addison, Sasha Thorsteinson, Shayna Wylie, Isabella Waldner, Alyssa Toews, and Dara Maly. Front L-R Natanish Wall, Kailyn Morris, Hailee Morisseau, and Suzie Mason.
Students from Yellowquill School will be competing in a US music festival next week held in Minneapolis where they hope to bring home a trophy.
The 20-piece Yellowquill School jazz band will compete in the Music in the Parks Festival May 10-13.
"It takes place in a high school just outside Minneapolis. It's a competition so they go down there and they compete against other groups their age. There's groups that are from all over the United States and Canada that go down there to compete," said band teacher Cory Dressler who will be taking the kids on the field trip.
He notes the band has been working very hard over the last few days and they are very excited to go on the trip.
"Last year we were pretty successful we came back with a trophy and I hope we can do it again this year. We have a really good group going down of about 20 students," said Dressler.
This trip has been something that students have been fundraising for since September.
For the full story see Monday's edition of the Portage Daily Graphic.