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THE KALONA NEWS, THURSDAY, MAY 4, 201,7 KID SCOOP PAGE 7B Grandparents Day Kalona Elementary held Grandparents Day on Friday. Above is a grouping of third to fifth graders. The grandparents went to the classroom first to see student projects. After the songs in the gym/lunchroom, they were treated to coffee or lemonade and cookies in the library. There was another grouping of grandparents for the K-2 students who saw the students program followed by coffee and classroom visits. Each classroom had different activities ranging from May Day baskets in first-grade classrooms to making birdhouses in a fifth-grade class. On Saturday, April 22, four students from Mid-Prairie at- tended the 2017 SEIBA Elemen- tary Honor Band. This year there were two bands, one for players with less than one-year experience, and a second for those with one year of experi- ence. The first year band was conducted by Kevin Makin- ster, director of fifth-grade bands at Linn-Marr Commu- nity Schools. The program was: "Bell Canyon March" by John O'Reilly; "Bossa Blue" by Barrie Gott; "Pirate's Cave" by Mark Williams; and "Rock-A- Saurus" by Tom Molter. Comments from Mid-Prairie honor band members: Maddie Kleckner: "Honor band was so fun. I got to meet a lot of new people from other schools: ! loved being in band with people who were as good as me at playing an instrument. I was used to just hearing my part, but when all of the parts were put together the music sounded really cool. The audi- torium was awesome and the sound projected a lot different Elementary honor band members from Mid-Prairie were, from left, Nile Noah Freeman on percussion, teacher Norman Brooks, Maddie Yoder on trumpet. there than in the band room. My overall experience was the best experience yet in my life. Latcham on trombone, Kleckner on clarinet and Henry I want to thank Mr. Brooks for Henry Yoder: "I really en- putting me on the list to get joyed the honor band. I met into honor band", some really cool people there. One of them was named Char- lie. I also met a kid named El- liot. When we had lunch I got a kick out of Mr. Brooks' hat. It was one of the fancy chef hats. I felt like the performance went well, we sounded awesome. Overall I had a great time. Thank you for nominating me, Mr. Brooks." Noah Freeman: "Honor band is worth going to, even though you never get to go out- side. It was very fun, and you get to meet other people who play the same instrument as you. The band directors will teach you some of the stuff that they learned when they were in band. The experience is astounding and is something that you don't hear every day". Nile Latcham: "SEIBA honor band was very exciting. The auditorium there (in Wash- ington) was very, very nice. I really enjoyed going to honor band for a second time. I was more prepared for this honor band because I'd already done it once, and I kind of knew what the routine was going to be". better water, pure and simple Pat Kroerner I Culligan of Washington 116 East 3rd St. Washington, IA 52353 Ii INTERNATIONAL OPTIMIST Proud Sponsors of Youth Golf Lessons & Tournament at the Kalona Golf Course. Enjoy some food at the Optimist Concession Stand during Youth Ball games at City Park. Ask about how you can have a flag with the Community of Flags All proceeds raised by the Optimist help fund youth activities. Club of Kalona PO Box 483 Kalona, IA 52247 where there's a helpful smile in every aisle Open Daily 5:00 AM - 11:00 PM 528 South Highway.1 Washington, IA 52353 319-653-5406 Located on Highway 1, just south of the intersection with Highway 92