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By Dan Rudy 

Classical concert raises money for music program


October 26, 2017

Dan Rudy

Odile Meister, Tasha Morse, George Benson and Alice Rooney perform baroque music for a fundraiser at the elementary school October 19. Bearing a pumpkin on its head in the background is a seasonal little reminder of the group's "bear-oque" theme for Octoberfest.

A group of local musicians banded together to raise funds for the school music program, performing at the elementary school last Thursday evening.

Dubbing themselves the Wrangell Bear-oque Players – a portmanteau of bear and baroque, referencing past appearances together at Bearfest and the musical style – the ensemble was actually divided into two groups for the evening. A woodwind and strings set performed pieces of classical music, while a brass quintet played jazz.

The evening was organized by Mike and Mary Kurth, former teachers who have returned to Wrangell after a stint in Ketchi...

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