Salida high school concert, jazz groups entertain on stage | News

The concert and jazz groups from Salida High School presented their winter concert on Wednesday under the direction of SHS music teacher André Wilkins at the school.

The orchestra performed “In the Bleak Midwinter” by Gustov Holst, arranged by Robert W. Smith, and “Frozen”, arranged by Sean O’Loughlin.

Wilkins announced the members of the orchestra who have been accepted into the Tri-Peaks League Honor Band: Lane Baker, Catalina Mamrique, Lydia Tonnensen, Seda Condell, Aubree Ediger and Rachel Anderson.

The jazz group performed a mix of tunes from “A Charlie Brown Christmas”, arranged by Paul Murtha, with the rhythm section and solos by Rachel Anderson and Connor McConathy on the saxophone.

“Winter Wonderland,” arranged by Myles Collins, featured singer Tess Darracott, a member of the SHS choir.

The final piece, “Zaragoza” by Bob Turner, featured solos by Clara Streeter on trumpet, Hollis Beddingfield on guitar, Wyatt Velharticky on saxophone and Kai Jones on piano.

Members of the Salida High School Concert Orchestra include:

Lane Baker, Norah Vollertson, Catalina Mamrique, Radana Myers, Lydia Tonnesen, Peyton Bowers, Seda Condell, Aubree Ediger, Ellie King, Trinity Bertolino;

Rebecca Russell, Katherine Castro Guzman, Grace McFarland, Presley Thomas, Connor McConathy, Wyatt Velharticky, Rachel Anderson, Trey Andres, Max Wierdsma, Alexander Wells;

Ben Smith, Rowynn Slivka, Brennan King, Clara Streeter, Remus Simpson and Felix Ruber.

Members of the high school jazz band Salida include: Wyatt Velharticky, Alli Bradford, Connor McConathy, Rachel Anderson, Aubree Ediger, Catalina Mamrique, Clara Streeter, Brennan King, Presley Thomas, Ben Smith, Trey Andres, Hollis Beddingfield, Seda Condell, Olive Ritchie and Kai Jones.

Ada J. Kenney