Copper Ridge music students perform at community event

Copper Ridge School’s sixth, seventh, and eighth grade band and orchestra students entertained the crowd at a community event.

According to a press release, students performed at the DC Ranch annual Merriment on Market Street event on Nov. 28, under the guidance of band director Carolyn Blackburn and orchestra director Vicki Love.

The middle school music students played a variety of songs including several holiday favorites, the release said. Copper Ridge band and orchestra students look forward to rehearsing and performing at Market Street each November, which is a five-year tradition.

“I look forward to gathering with all my friends in band and orchestra and playing beautiful music,” said eighth grade orchestra student Pierce Rainwater in a prepared statement.

“I really loved seeing the orchestra come together and play the music we’ve been working on for a while. Hard work pays off,” said Isabella Reese in a prepared statement.

The audience, full of community members and families, applauded the Copper Ridge Trailblazer performers for an “award-winning music program,” the release described.

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