Crowd comes out for music

SCHOOL CHOIR–The new L’Anse Area Schools choir directed by Courtney Jones took to the stage Saturday night to perform during the 14th Annual L’Anse Variety of Music Show. The show packs the L’Anse cafetorium and features a wide range of local talent. Proceeds from the event benefit the band program, which has purchased uniforms and instruments in the past as well as scholarships for band members. More instruments may come thanks to this past weekend’s event.

by Nancy Besonen
The 14th Annual L’Anse Variety of Music Show hit all the right notes Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 in L’Anse. The L’Anse Area Schools (LAS) set its stage for the event that brings out the best in musicians from throughout the community. Talented music staff and students join in for an evening featuring a wide range of sounds, styles and fun, playing to a most appreciate crowd. Band  Director Aaron Poniatowski helps to bring it all together, for the benefit of the band. Proceeds from the popular event help put gently-used instruments into new band members’ hands–and replace band instruments that are showing some serious age. “Instruments get old, and cost a lot of money,” Poniatowski said. “We need some beginning band instruments– baritones, flutes, trumpets–used but in good shape for students to rent from the school. “We’re also talking about purchasing a marching baritone,” she added, “and we always hope for a tuba, but it’s expensive.” To read more, subscribe to the L’Anse Sentinel online, or buy a print copy at our local retailers.