Letters to the Editor

Letters | Snoqualmie Valley music program deserves kudos

The quality of the music program in the Snoqualmie Valley Schools has to be one of the Valley’s best kept secrets.

My husband and I have been attending school concerts and performances since we move here nearly nine years ago. In that time we have watched ongoing improvement in the quality of the music and the numbers of young people involved.

Last Wednesday night, the music faculty gave a recital to benefit the district’s music program. Since this was the “First Annual” it was not particularly well attended but the audience enjoyed sterling performances by several teachers. They are a delightful group of gifted musicians and it was quickly apparent why our youngsters are flocking to their classes.

Did you know that ninety children are members of fourth and fifth grade chorus at Fall City Elementary or that the middle schools are producing so many jazz musicians the jazz program at MSHS is straining to absorb all of them? And they are good!

On Friday night, May 18, the MSHS jazz bands will present their annual fundraiser, Jazz at the Club, to benefit the music program at MSHS. Held at TPC at Snoqualmie Ridge, it is a wonderful evening of fun jazz, great dessert, and wonderful energy. Tickets and more information are available at https:// sites.google.com/site/mtsijazz/jazz-at-the-club. The final band concert at MSHS this school year will be May 30 at 7:p.m in the school auditorium. MSHS choirs will perform June 6 at the same time and place.

Music and drama performances are posted on school calendars throughout the year. Visit the website of your nearest school or the Snoqualmie Valley School District for the most up to date information. You will be amazed and delighted by the talent and musicianship of our young people and their teachers.

Anne Avery



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