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Variety Show

This annual event is a fundraiser for the concert band and concert choir’s spring trip which happens every two years, the year in-between is when the summer marching band takes their trip. The Variety Show also raises money for the two music scholarships that Buffalo High School gives out to a graduating male and female each year.

Jessica Herdkoltz and Jenna O'Flannagan earning big laughs with their performance of "I Got You Babe." Photo by Joel Morehouse.
Jessica Herdkoltz and Jenna O'Flannagan earning big laughs with their performance of "I Got You Babe." Photo by Joel Morehouse.

This show is made up of various musical/comedy acts done by students, with adults accompanying at times. This year there were 17 performances, split in half by an intermission in which concert band/choir students served pop and sugar cookies. This year’s show featured everything from “Rap” performed by Kelvin Orr and Seng Vang, to senior Mitchell Calstrom dazzling us to “Passacaglia” on the piano.

The evening was emceed by seniors Mandy Haggen and Bobby Person. They kept the audience laughing with their attempts at finding creative ways to introduce each act. They also both perfomed themselves,  Mandy singing a duet with her sister, and Bobby singing “The Impossible Dream.”

Benjamin Haseltine performing "Evaporated" along with Charlie Aldrish, Kevin Brainerd, and Michael Burgdorf. Photo by Joel Morehouse.
Benjamin Haseltine performing "Evaporated" along with Charlie Aldrish, Kevin Brainerd, and Michael Burgdorf. Photo by Joel Morehouse.

The Variety show took place on Saturday, October 10th, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. in the BHS Performing Arts Center. The cost was $7 for adults, and $5 for students (all money going to the trip/scholarship fund). If you were able to attend, thank Mr. Walsh and Mr. Liefert for helping prepare an awesome evening.  If you missed it this year, make sure to go next time!

Junior Kat Randall sang “God Bless the Broken Road” by Rascall Flatts, and was excited, but nervous before her performance.

“I’m so happy to have the opportunity to perform in front of my family and friends,” explains Randall.

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