Students on the Killdeer band and choir got a break from a North Dakota summer in June when they traveled to Northern California.
But it was much more than that.
According to school music director Abby Oase, the group performed at the Six Flags amusement park in nearby Vallejo, and visited the John Muir Woods in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
During their stay, the Killdeer students also visited Chinatown and the former prison known as Alcatraz on an island in San Francisco Bay.
While there, the students also watched a performance of the Broadway show “Hamilton.”
“They (the students) were amazed by the magic of the Broadway show,” she said. “The students became closer as friends and as a music family (during the trip),” she added.
According to the music director, the band, choir members wanted to join in thanking the businesses which sponsored the trip to California.
The businesses sponsoring the trip were: Benz Oil Company, Bosch Lumber, Dunn County Fair Board Association, Hilltop Home of Comfort, Heinrichs Supervalu, Lariat Liquors, Nana Lil’s and Superheaters.
Oase said that she wanted to also thank the school for its support and the adult leaders on the trip and who helped to return the students safe and sound.