A shining night for the arts
Osakis students showcased their artistic, acting, singing and musical abilities Thursday night, May 2.
It was all during "Starry Starry Night" — a collaboration featuring short plays, instrumental solos, vocal solos and ensembles, and the jazz band.
Performances took place in the Osakis High School Auditorium. An art show with paintings, pottery, drawings and other artwork was set up in the little gymnasium.
Five plays were presented with the theme, "second chances." One play, for example, tracked the comeback of an injured high school basketball player. Another featured a high school king and queen resolving an incident that pulled them apart when they were in second grade.
The plays and actors included, "Ball's in Your Court" — Marcus Wolf, Amanda Berry, Mikayla Schablin and Abiah Beam; "King and Queen" — Anna Wolf, Thomas VanAcker, Amanda Berry, Marcus Wolf and Isabelle Allex; "Who Got Larry" — Kessie Kulzer, Josie Diel and Jasmine Buffington; "New Beginning" — Thomas VanAcker, Abiah Beam, Anna Wolf, Isabelle Allex and Mikayla Schablin; and "Second Chance" — Rachel Walsh and Chris Hunter.
All the plays were written by the students themselves.
Vocal performances included duets by Elana Eckel and Matt Peikert, and Hailey Hagedon and Joey VanAcker; a vibraphone solo by Morgan Rach; vocal solos by Ella Ferris, Logan Lipke, Muriah Adolphsen and Kadyn Triebenbach; trombone solo by Reed Hiles; tuba solo by Sydney Rach; alto saxophone solo by Logan Lipke; and the Women's Ensemble of Julianna Collins, Destiny Dorman, Ember Eckel, Maria Garcia-Ramirez, Cassandra Halbur, Jayden Hensley, Kaylee Thompson, Kadyn Triebenbach, Rachel Weir, Brianna Weispfennig, Anna Wolf and Helena Zajac.
The Osakis High School Jazz Band wrapped up the evening.