Making Music in May

Five Sweet Home High School students attended the 2008 Music in May festival at Pacific University in Forest Grove. Students are chosen by audition for this well-known festival which celebrated its 60th year. The festival included 488 band, choir and orchestra students from Oregon, Washington and Idaho, five of them from Sweet Home. Band director Pat Johnson, in rear, at left, took the students to the festival May 22-24, where they studied music with world renowned conductor Anthony Maiello of George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. They performed in the Festival Concert for family and friends on Saturday, May 24. From left are Page Thomas, Katie Kinney, Sean Potter, Justin Wales and Jered Severns.