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By Ann Markusen
Community Columnist 

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March 29, 2019

Ann Markusen / Pine Knot News

Members of the Cromwell-Wright student ensemble listen to suggestions from judge Beth Wilson. Pictured, from left, are Katherine Libbon, Shaily Hakamaki, Andrea Pocernich, Daniel Belden, Drake Warner, Jaeger Goranson, Ben Anderson and guitarist MaryRose Varo.

It's been many years since I've been surrounded by students in their daytime setting, the high school. And I've only sporadically accompanied singers on the piano. In high school, I'd play the national anthem and school song at assemblies. But that was low-level compared to supporting soloists - nine of them - at the annual Minnesota State High School League Music Contest held earlier this month at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

It was a challenging role. Any mistake will be obvious both to judges and to the vocalist. The pieces our new Cromwell-Wright music teacher, MaryRose Varo, ch...



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