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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Student ensures the band plays on as she preps for graduation


Marc Lutz/Wrangell Sentinel

Paige Baggen works with fifth-grade band students on March 28 to help inspire a love of music and inspire them to keep playing.

As she prepares to enter the adult world, Paige Baggen is leaving behind a noted legacy at Wrangell High School.

The 17-year-old is working with fifth-grade band students, specifically the clarinet players, to learn a song for this year's spring concert. Not only is it her senior project but she's doing it out of a love for music.

Baggen has been playing music since she was in kindergarten, when Tasha Morse began teaching her to play. She's played clarinet since the fifth grade, so she knows the frustrations that can come with trying to learn something new.

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