Katelyn Kautch, 7, plays the cello at the “instrument petting zoo” following Sunday’s concert. (Photos by Clint Riese)
The Forest Lake High School music department and the Tri-M Music Honor Society hosted a first-time event Sunday, to scary-good reviews. The Halloween Hauntcert featured music from the Sinfonia Orchestra, Symphonic Winds and Cantorei choir. Afterward, costumed attendees mingled with costumed performers at an instrument petting zoo.
Hannah Anderson, 11, plays clarinet with help from senior John Hagen.
Ava Heikkila, 3, plays the marimba while her mom, Kari, and brother, T.J., look on.
Lucas St. George, 5, tries the alto sax under the eye of Micah Ison.
Members of the high school ensembles dressed for Halloween. Perhaps Gandalf also uses his wand to herd sheep. The wizard, portrayed by junior Mark Herman, poses with a sheep and shepherd. Sophomore Alexis Olson played the role of the sheep, along with sophomore Madelyn Smith (not pictured). Madelyn Jents, also a sophomore, dressed as the shepherd.
McKenzie Klein, 10, and Jenny Peterson attended the show. Klein wanted to go after hearing about it through a flyer given out at her elementary school. She earned candy for taking part in the instrument petting zoo.