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Hitting the high notes

The Osakis first grade choir sing, "If You Need a Buddy," at the May 10 spring concert. (Al Edenloff / Osakis Review)1 / 4
Osakis third graders place their hands over their hearts while singing the Star Spangled Banner. (Al Edenloff / Osakis Review) 2 / 4
Osakis second graders sing, "Five Green and Speckled Frogs," at the spring concert in the Osakis High School Auditorium. (Al Edenloff / Osakis Review) 3 / 4
Osakis second graders make hand and arm gestures while singing at the spring concert. (Al Edenloff / Osakis Review) 4 / 4

From patriotic tunes and a Nigerian boat song to songs about green, speckled frogs and Pete the Cat, those attending the Osakis Elementary School 2018 Spring Choir Concert on Thursday, May 10 were treated to enthusiastic performances.

The concert at the Osakis High School Auditorium opened with Osakis third graders singing the Star Spangled banner, many of them wearing military uniforms from their families and all of them with hands over hearts or displaying a salute.

The third graders also performed America, America the Beautiful, Obwisana — a traditional children's song from Ghana, Africa — and Kye Kye Kule, an Akan call-and-response song.

The second graders took to the stage next, singing Spring Time, Eh Soom Boo Kawaya, Take Me Out to the Ball Game and Five Green and Speckled Frogs.

The first graders closed out the afternoon of music with I Have a Car, If You Need a Buddy, Going on a Picnic and Pete the Cat, I Love My White Shoes.

Al Edenloff

Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  

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