The Valley Children's Choir, under the direction of Dr. Sara Hagen, practices for a spring concert. (Back row from left); Rebecca Montecuello; Sarah Montecuello; Katie Clark; Heather Fischer; and Jade Oksendahl. (Front row from left); Jonathan Redfearn; Noah Kauffman; Christian Hanson; and directing is Dr. Hagen;
Not pictured are: Monroe Adams; Presley Curtis; Maggie Oberlando; Jacob Jenness and pianist Sarah Rhyan, senior music major.
The Valley Youth Choir, under the direction of Dr. Sara Hagan, has been rehearsing for its spring concert which will be held in April.
The choir, part of the Valley City State University Community School of the Arts, is made up of 12 youth between third and eighth grades. The children, who come from all over the surrounding areas, gather for weekly rehearsals where they learn to work together, get voice training and gain appreciation for the music.
"We're a team, we work together," Hagen said.
Other music programs available through the VCSU Community School of the Arts include private lessons as well as a civic orchestra and Valley Voices adult choir.
For more about the Valley Youth Choir read Monday's Times-Record.