By Betty Vanderwielen

Sunset School's holiday program was all music


December 23, 2021

Betty Vanderwielen, Pathfinder

Music Teacher Matthew Nord (right) leads the Sunset School students during their holiday program, Dec. 16. Pictured (L-R): Sera Benton, Lucas Nygard, Rowan Burckhard (front), Sam Welch, Adam Wilson, Catherine Wilson, Sophia Mendenhall, Hudson Skelton and Lily Kihara. Jadesa Stevens and Sydney Nygard are playing the xylophones. Each of the older students played the xylophone for one song.

GREENOUGH – Matthew Nord of Tangled Tones Music Studio in Missoula drives up once a week to teach music to the students at Sunset School. On Dec. 16 the students presented their holiday program for proud parents and friends.

The singing began with John Denver's famous "Country Roads," accompanied by Nord's guitar. However, the students substituted a few more familiar locations. Instead of West Virginia they sang of "West Montana" as "almost heaven." Likewise, the Blackfoot River took the place of the Shenandoah.

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