Bemidji College recently announced that Tristan Jacobson, Samuel Urban, Duane Strong and Dalton Barry are the Fine Arts Students of the Month.
Seventh-year student Tristan Jacobson has been playing the trombone in groups since April last year and has been taking private lessons this summer. He chose to start playing the trombone because a friend of his wanted to play it too. Tristan also plays in a jazz band and wants to continue to improve as a musician, according to a statement.
Eighth grade student Samuel Urban decided to join the choir because singing is so much fun. Sam loves the choir because the class laughs a lot. Besides playing music, Sam also enjoys listening to music. In the future, Sam would like to continue learning to play the trumpet, guitar, piano and practice vocals, according to the release.
Eighth grade student Duane Strong is in 3D art class this year. Duane enjoys working with cardboard, popsicle sticks, and hot glue for his sculptures, and says he enjoys building things from scratch. Duane enjoys making art because it’s fun, according to the release.
Eighth-grade cellist Dalton Barry’s favorite type of music to play is classical music: Bach’s “Prelude”, Squire’s “Bourree” and Roberg’s “Sonata”. Currently, she plays Allegro for two cellos by Vivaldi. Dalton enjoys playing music because it is calming and beautiful to listen to, and it can be a lot of fun and uplifting. One of Dalton’s musical goals is to learn all the songs for the upcoming symphony concert in December and to improve his timing and sight reading skills, the statement said.