Whetstone Valley Strings presented a recital on Sunday, November 20 at Living Word Lutheran Church in Milbank. Violin and cello students performed a variety of solos and ensembles, including folk and fiddle songs, Suzuki repertoire, hymns, and Christmas music. The musicians are students of Elizabeth Schulte.
Advanced students performed the string orchestra selections “Seasons of Love,” “Cantique de Noel” (O Holy Night), “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” and “Fum, Fum, Fum.” Merik Junker. an SDHSAA All-State Orchestra percussionist, was featured on the orchestra pieces. Megan Tschetter on violin and Chris Hicks on guitar performed with family members’ ensembles. Meg Sholberg on viola and Miriam Schwenn on piano also joined the group.
Students recognized for their achievements included: Elizabeth Fonder, Twinkle graduation; Leticia Stahl and Kelsey Wipf, Half Book Review; Joe and Rachel Schulte, SDHSAA All-State Orchestra violinists; and Veronica Fonder, auditioning for All-State.
Joseph and Traci Tschetter and Teaneashea Vogel recently submitted auditions for the South Dakota Middle School All-State Orchestra. Results will be announced in December.
Front Row: Elizabeth Fonder, Eno Hicks, and Sabine Hicks.Second Row: Caitlyn Frerichs, Jessica Wipf, Alana Wipf, Kelsey Wipf, Leticia Stahl, Stella Pulling, and Annette Tschetter.Third Row: Elizabeth Schulte, Alanna Vogel, Carrie Wipf, Teaneashea Vogel, and Rosa Olson.Fourth Row: Rachel Schulte, Veronica Fonder, Joseph Tschetter, and Traci Tschetter.Back Row: Merik Junker, Nicholas Fonder, Joe Schulte, Krista Gingerich, Anika Olson, Jewel Waldner, and Meg Sholberg.