Kingsford Concert Chorale performs for Golden K Club

Logan Galindo directs the Kingsford Concert Chorale — from left, in front are Ashley Branam, Emily Hoh-Everett, Taylor Jean Tersip-Headtke, Noel Myers, Natalie Joski, Madison Harteau, Cassandra Pace, Maddison Steinbeck, Bianca Amundson, Delany Harris and Olivia Oliver; in back are Nicholas Luker, Matthew Keebaugh, James Cain, Evan Rittenhouse-Witynski, Chris Maynard, Dayton Kuehl and Jacob Lobner.

KINGSFORD — The Kingsford Concert Chorale almost beat the seniors to the First Presbyterian Church in Kingsford on Monday morning.

As the Golden K members got settled and Bill Roberts rang the bell, about 20 very sharply dressed students from the Kingsford High School entered the hall. The young men, dressed in black suits, blue shirts and gold ties, complemented the girls in their long blue dresses. They were accompanied by their director, Logan Galindo. The group got right to business, bringing everyone to their feet singing “God Bless America.”

The Golden K seniors were more than ready to sit back, relax and enjoy the selections these students came to share. Galindo wasted no time getting the group to fill the hall with their beautiful voices. Beginning with a four-part harmony on “Down to the River to Pray,” followed with their rendition of “Danny Boy,” it was clear this group was giving members a performance to be proud of. Merging two songs into one — “Save the World” and “Don’t You Worry Child” — and singing acappella, they blended their voices perfectly, complementing both their director and their talent. And this was just practice for them?

They are busy preparing for the Kingsford Music Boosters Spaghetti Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Kingsford Middle School gym. There will be entertainment from the high school and middle school students, a drawings, prizes and food. The event is for the entire family. Tickets are needed for the dinner. Cost is $10 per person or $30 for family.

As always, these students leave the Golden K with a feeling of pride in the youth in this community.

During their general meeting, the group also welcomed guests Joanie Oliver and daughter Oliva Oliver, who came to enjoy the musical performance. Happy birthday wishes to Barbara Verrette on Jan. 24. Lorraine Luba gathered up the winnings from the 50-50 drawing and started making plans for a lunch.

Chairman Bill Roberts, in remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr., read one of the many MLK quotes, “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish as fools.”

The Golden K will meet Monday, with Lennie Walters as guest speaker. He and crew have been busy preparing the Pine Mountain Ski Jump.

Golden Throats will sing Feb. 5 at Victoria Pines in Iron Mountain.