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Musicians celebrate ribbon festival


Original art depicting An Eye for Music is the work of Aline Anderson. The piano keyboard makes up the eye’s iris.

Sunn Valley Music Teachers
Original art depicting An Eye for Music is the work of Aline Anderson. The piano keyboard makes up the eye’s iris.

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A demonstration of music and movement is presented at the recent musical festival held in Sunnyside.

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Sunn Valley Music Teachers Association’s Sarah Wise conducts this ensemble of violinists during the Ribbon Festival Nov. 19. Pictured, left to right, are Parris Diefenbach, Abby Diefenbach, Dani Gines, Grace Wyckoff, Sophia Marchant, Kaylee Condie, Jake Thomas, Ava Westfall and Amelia DePoppe.

— Music and dance were just some of the highlights at the Sunn Valley Music Teachers’ annual Ribbon Festival recently.

The teachers’ combined 85 music students participated in ensemble and solo presentations, along with original compositions during the Nov. 19 event at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The students also showed off their other artistic talents with a display of crafts and original art pieces.

Students performed on flute, violin and the piano. Each received a ribbon for performing in each area of their choice, from Baroque to Christmas hymns, longtime Sunnyside music teacher Marilyn Linde said.

Some accompanied group singing on the piano. Younger students participated in a session called “Music and Movement,” featuring action songs led by Rebecca Cook.

Linde said other musicians paired with siblings, friends and teachers to perform duets. Violinists and flautists had their own session of ensemble playing.

Students also shared their own compositions, creative art and crafts with a musical theme.

Teachers from the area presenting students were Cook, Linde, Kathryn

Furan, Emily Hulburt, Andrea Marks, Carmen Smith, Carmen Still and Sarah Wise.

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