Orion Fine Arts Festival

Orion High School band director Lauren Heiberger, left, has Bobby Carlson, winner of the Most Improved Band member award, sign the Golden Shoe that commemorates the award.
Socially distanced and masked to reflect COVID-19 protocols, the Orion Treble Chamber Choir sings “I Will be Earth” by Gwyneth Walker during Orion High School's Fine Arts Festival on Tuesday, May 4.

With musicians socially distanced and appropriately masked, Orion High School held its first concert with a live audience on Tuesday, May 4 in the gymnasium.

Director Parker Haley divided the Orion Chamber Choir into two parts to give the singers room to spread out. Girls sang in the Treble Chamber choir and boys in the Tenor/Bass Quartet.

Orion Concert Choir also performed.

Lauren Heiberger directed the Orion Concert Band.

The directors and art instructor Connie Jensen presented awards.

Jensen announced Daunte McDowell as the Artist of the Year.

The Three Rivers Conference held its annual art show virtually because of COVID-19 protocols.

Four Orion students won awards. In the Sculptural 3-D category, Nickie Kettler and Weston Ferry were honored for their altered books. Kettler was second for “Dragonflies and Flowers” ​​and Ferry third for “Swing.”

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