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Bemidji Middle School announces fine arts students of the month

Bemidji Middle School recently announced Tanner Johnson, Charlie Sherwood, Addyson Yanish and Nicolas Settle as fine arts students of the month.

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Bemidji Middle School students Tanner Johnson, Charlie Sherwood, Addyson Yanish and Nicolas Settle were recently named fine arts students of the month.
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Bemidji Middle School recently announced Tanner Johnson, Charlie Sherwood, Addyson Yanish and Nicolas Settle as fine arts students of the month.

Eighth-grader Tanner Johnson says he loves being in band because he gets to hang out with his two best friends and make music before, during and after school. Johnson also loves learning more about the saxophone every day and hearing the improvement. Part of the reason Johnson chose the tenor sax was because of listening to songs like “Baker Street” and “Who Can It Be Now,” which both feature amazing sax solos that sound so good. Another reason was that “tenor” is similar to “Tanner,” which has been a joke in band since sixth grade. Johnson wants to be the best tenor sax player that he can be and would like to keep it a part of his life in the future. He also hopes to learn many other different instruments, a release said.

Seventh-grader Charlie Sherwood chose to be in choir because he enjoys music. What Sherwood enjoys most about choir and music is how it makes him feel and that it is all-around fun. One of his future goals in music is to be able to perform. Sherwood recently played the lead role of Amahl in the opera “Amahl and the Night Visitors” at Bemidji State University. Along with singing and choir, Sherwood also is an accomplished guitar player. He hopes to continue with music and wants to become a better guitarist, the release said.

Eighth-grader Addyson Yanish said that her favorite media to work with are pencil and pen. Yanish said that for something to be art, you just have to put your emotion or heart into it. It can be anything that you’ve made that you are proud of. Yanish makes art because it helps her express herself, it helps her feel like she is good at something, and it makes her feel like an artist, the release said.

Eighth-grader Nicolas Settle plays violin, “the best instrument” in the eighth-grade orchestra. His favorite music to play is a piece that tells a story. What Settle loves most about music is when we finish a song and it all comes together. He also says that he is fortunate enough to have the best music teacher at BMS. Settle's musical goal is to learn how to play “Roundtable Rival” by Lindsey Stirling, as it is his favorite piece. Settle was chosen for his hard work and determination to play his best and lead his section, the release said.

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