Root Beer Rag hits the spot at RCHS

Photos by Melanie M. Hedberg

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Made popular by One Direction, “That’s What Makes You Beautiful” was the rockin’ finale at the Rush City Choir Root Beer Rag on April 25.

Here, soloists Joe VanAlstine and Dylan Groshens, both in eighth grade, and seventh-grader Dalton Ramberg entertained the audience while the combined choir (grades five through eight) got its groove on in the background.

 

 

Photos by Melanie M. Hedberg

Photo by Melanie M. Hedberg

Girls just want to sing, and the Jacobson Elementary Choir did just that at the Root Beer Rag. At right, standing from left, are fifth-graders Abigail Novick, Desirae Hedberg, Jennifer Hillier, Sarah Schmidt, Allison Olson, Angel Martinez and Teegan Engel, along with Nina VanAlstine, Desi Miller and Whitney Bengtson, all from the sixth grade. They sang “Ordinary Miracle,” “Skyscraper” and other songs.

Photo by Melanie M. Hedberg

Photo by Melanie M. Hedberg

Here, seventh-grader Sage Stevens, one of the featured soloists in the program, sang with emotion in her selection, “A Thousand Years.”

The Women’s Show Choir performed “My Boyfriend’s Back,” and even the audience participated in the song, “Listen to the Rain.”

The fifth- through eighth-grade choirs were directed and accompanied by Jaime Holstrom.

 

 

 

 

Photo by Melanie M. Hedberg

Photo by Melanie M. Hedberg

At right, it wouldn’t be a Root Beer Rag unless the Rush City Music Boosters served root beer floats before the choir concert. Those floats hit the spot for the Archambault family, including brothers Adam, left, and Shaun, sister Alana and dad Dave.

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