It was another jazzy Monday morning as the Dickinson area Golden K members gathered to hear the Norway High School Jazz Band entertain us. And entertain they did ... with gusto under the direction of Greg Hunt, NHS Band director. Golden K'rs always enjoy having the music students from area schools on the program.
Ken Schultz, GK April chairman, welcomed the band, G K members and guests.
All the way from Salem, Ore., was the Davis family, Cheryl and David, and their young daughters, Mackenzie and Brooklyn. Their proud grandparent are GK'rs, Al and Phyllis Galeazzi. Also present was RSVP director Kristin Sommerfeld.
The Welcome Song was sung for the guests. Singing of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" was put away for the winter while Bruce Stuart was gone and is back singing his favorite with the GK singers.
Bruce was the day's program chairman and introduced the NHS band director who introduced his students. One of the young men happened to be the grandson of proud grandfather Bruce.
The very jazzy songs played so well by the band included: "Dancing Men," "Higher Ground," "Afro Blue," "Sunflower,' theme song from "Law and Order," "Lester Leaps In" and "Count Bubba." There was a lot of applause and toe tapping from the audience.
This is a talented group of young musicians under the direction of Greg Hunt.
Happy Thoughts were read by Harlan Walters, from many of the Golden K members. Everyone was glad to welcome Vernel Gendron back.
The Trudells are happy for Mondays at Golden K. It's always fun.
Judy Metzing was happy for April Showers, and the jazz band to start the week.
The chairman for the month of May is Richard Metzing. The next meeting of Dickinson Area Golden K is Monday, May 7, at 10 a.m. at Presbyterian Church. Program chairman will be Paul Ward who always has a special program in store for members and visitors.
The Golden Throats will be singing at Manor Care at 2 p.m. on Wednesday May 9, with talented local business man Scott Furlow on the keyboard.
Golden K is a happy group of retired volunteers from around the Dickinson area, including Spread Eagle, Florence, Aurora and Niagara, Wis. who enjoy doing community service.