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Vancouver Pops brings generations together with music at Hockinson Middle School

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Hockinson: The Vancouver Pops made its annual visit in April to perform with the Hockinson Middle School fifth- and eighth-grade bands, and in doing so brought together generations of musicians ranging from age 11 to 90.
Hockinson: The Vancouver Pops made its annual visit in April to perform with the Hockinson Middle School fifth- and eighth-grade bands, and in doing so brought together generations of musicians ranging from age 11 to 90. Photo Gallery

HOCKINSON — The Vancouver Pops made its annual visit in April to perform with the Hockinson Middle School fifth- and eighth-grade bands, and in doing so brought together generations of musicians ranging from age 11 to 90. Vancouver Pops flutist Normalee Enevoldsen played alongside her great-grandson, Carter Castle, a baritone player. Hockinson Middle School Band Director Jennifer Ritenburgh also performed with her son, a fifth-grade percussionist. Three ensembles performed a medley from “Star Wars,” as well as featured music from “Sound of Music” and from the band Queen. The Vancouver Pops have performed with Hockinson students for more than 20 years. “(Playing music) is something you can do for a lifetime,” Vancouver Pops Director Pete Boule said in a news release. “That’s what’s cool about it.”

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