1st row:Hunter Snyder, Jessica Neaton, Jordyn Robarge, Mikayla Bridgeman & Cole Carlson. 2nd row: Stephanie Jardine, Jenna Doeden, Daniel Kopis, Nate Souther & Izzy Rasmussen. 3rd row standing: Grant Bengston, April Harrison, Rachel Olson, Cailtlin Loeffler, Cassie Jahn, Hannah Fussy & Andrea Doty. (Submitted photo.)

Jazz band performs at Mississippi 8 festival

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The 2013-14 Big Lake High School Jazz Band.  They participated in the Mississippi 8 Jazz Festival Nov. 26  at North Branch High School.  The group performed three pieces for the clinicians.
How High The Moon by Hamilton and Lewis.  This piece featured Rachel Olson, trumpet solo.
Autumn Twilight by Larry Neeck.  This piece featured Jordyn Robarge, alto sax solo.
Sway by Gimbel and Ruiz.  This piece featured Caitlin Loeffler, trumpet and Jordyn Robarge, alto sax soloists.
Their next performance will be at the BLHS Holiday Concert on Monday, December 16th at 7:30pm.

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SANTA AND HIS HELPERS prepared to give out toys to 111 families at the Food Shelf Monday. The toys were all donated by one local merchant. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

THREE-DIMENSIONAL. Clearview sixth-grader Lizzy Anderstedt is shown with her "Orchid Mantis", a three-dimensional artwork she created in class last year. Art teacher Kathy Gerdts-Senger said her student "may be the most talented child I've ever worked with in more than 40 years of teaching art." (Submitted photo.)

CHOIR DIRECTOR MARY EBANKS presented the varsity choir. Choir members are Cheyenne Backlund, Benjamin Dezelar, Aubrey Hartfiel, Christine Jones, Elain Kolaru, Joey Lindberg, Raina Marsolek, Megan Martin, Elizabeth Miesen, Makenzie Miller, Alexander Prom, Emma Thompson, Jamell Whitelaw, Brittania Wykes and Jillian Yanta. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards.)

THE BIG WOODEN CROSS which stood behind the monument known as La Pieta was broken in Our Lady of the lake Catholic Cemetery last weekend. (Submitted photos.)

THE BECKER-BIG LAKE SQUIRT B1 HOCKEY TEAM. Front row, (L-R): Erik Baker, Cooper Fredericks, Josh Lillemo, Jack Beckstrom, Kellen Hurt and Luke Boardson. Second row, (L-R): Dillon Lindenau, Nik Hughes, Ben Piehl, Eli Sheideman, Zack Dembinski, Jacob Polecec and Dylan Pishney. Coaches, (L-R): Eron Boardson, Head Coach Mark Fredericks and Jake Pishney. (Submitted photos).