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.


Mike Zdychnec, Executive Program Director for Healthcare Management at MN School of Business. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

JEN SCHUMACHER (far left), applauds as 15-year-old Matthew Trutna wins the 2015 Team Liam 5K Saturday. (Photos by Jennifer Edwards).

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DANCERS FROM JENNIFER’S DANCE CENTER will be performing at Disney World in Florida in October. Pictured (front row, left to right), are Grace Esselman, Lillian St. Jean, Sophia Gerou, Kailey Buchta, Rowan Payne and Hannah Oakes. Middle row are Amelia Cameron, Brianna Anthony, Jacqie Bengtson, Gianna Mitchell, Alex Dillion, Abby Yanke and Rose Curtis. Back row are Tori Ramert, Alexis Erickson, Sophia St. Ives, Tiana Link, Rachel Royseth, Kristian Kunkel, Brooklynn Bengtson, Nicole Bengtson and Kendall Luoma. Not pictured are Haylee Oakes and Melanie Miskowic. (Submitted photo).

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