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District schools spread holiday cheer around the Twin Cities

AMSA at IDS AMSA music programs featured in downtown Minneapolis concert series

The heart of downtown Minneapolis was filled with the sounds from select students representing the Anoka Middle School for the Arts (AMSA) band, choir and orchestra on Friday, Dec. 6. Students performed as part of the Holidays Under Glass noontime concert series in the IDS Center Crystal Court. The 22-day series features a variety of community performers and AMSA, was one of only ten schools selected from around the metro area to perform. The students were led by AMSA music teachers Sabrina Olson, Jesse Peterson and Terrell Beaudry. 


Merry Music Makers spreads holiday cheer at annual concert, Wednesday

Project Power, the adults with special needs program coordinated by Anoka-Hennepin Community Education, presented its annual holiday concert performed by the Merry Music Makers choral group Wednesday, Dec. 11 at Northtown Mall, in the Best Buy court. The Merry Music Makers incorporate choral, percussion and movement in each performance, which was free of charge and open to the public. Merry Music Makers choral director, Amanda Verstegen, is a Certified Music Therapist who works with all musical abilities.

View photos from the concert.