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Our View: Community talents entertain year round

Editorial Board

Sheila Brennise: Community representative

Chris Thome: Community representative

Renee Campbell: Newspaper representative

Noelle Leavitt Riley: Newspaper representative

Sheli Steele: Newspaper representative

The amount of entertainment in Craig is vast, with most performances coming from talented middle and high school students who dedicate themselves to the craft of music — whether it be singing or playing an instrument.

On Tuesday, three choirs graced Moffat County High School’s auditorium with song, leaving many in their seats speechless, according to community members who attended the event.

The auditorium was packed to see the high school’s Concert Choir, Center Stage Choir and the talented a cappella group. The choirs have a new instructor this year, Grace Pomeleo, and students seem to love her. Her spirit and energy seem to excite and entice students, which was evident in Tuesday’s performance and in last fall’s high school play “Aladdin, Jr.”

At 7 p.m. next Tuesday, MCHS band will perform a spring concert under the direction of bandleader extraordinaire John Bolton. He, too, has a way of inspiring students to rise to the occasion of great work. At 7 p.m. May 19, the Craig Middle School band — also lead by Bolton — will perform their concert at the auditorium.

It’s amazing how good our student choirs and bands are under the leadership of great teachers. Bolton’s students perform amazingly well at the games, prompting visitors to comment on the impressive ensemble.

Additionally, Bolton organizes and leads a community band at the city’s big parades — VFW, Grand Olde West Days and Fourth of July. Great work, Bolton. You’re appreciated.

Craig’s talent doesn’t stop with our school district’s kiddos. Our local artisans, photographers and musicians provide residents and visitors with phenomenal art and entertainment throughout the year.

The annual Art Walk/Taste of Chocolate continues to grow in popularity, thanks to Craig’s talented and dedicated artists and the Downtown Business Association. We have an incredibly artsy community, and we appreciate our artists who work hard each year to showcase their works through the art walk and random pop-up galleries.

We also need to recognize those who organize the Connections 4 Kids Art Show that is spectacular.

Thanks to everyone who makes Craig a great place to live. As the Craig Chamber of Commerce says, “There is TOO something to do in Craig!”

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