Grant-Deuel School in Revillo will present its final performance Thursday, May 11, at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. The concert is free and all are invited.
“This concert is of sadness and excitement,” stated Kristy Tostenson, music director. “Sadness in that the school will close at the end of this school year and excitement to perform for you one last time.”
The 6-12 grade band will lead the audience in singing the school song. The band will reminisce with pep band tunes such as “Crunch Time” and “7 Nations.” Another selection will be “American Hymntune” which was written for Grant-Deuel some years ago. The fifth grade band will also be featured as will a double set of trios who performed at the band contest.
The 7-12 grade choir will perform some of their favorite pieces from their time at Grant-Deuel School. To finalize their portion of the concert, they will sing a commissioned piece, “Grant-Deuel #63.” Tostenson added, “This was composed for us by Dr. William Wieland of Northern State University, using a poem written by Art Magedanz, a founder of Grant-Deuel School.”
Grades K-6 will also perform music that tells what they have learned in music class this year. Such songs as “Rhythm is Math”, D.S. al Coda, “Ode to Composers” and “Music Class” will be performed. In culmination, the entire school, staff, and audience will sing “Grant-Deuel #63.”