Swing Show a hit for 2021

Dylan Rohlfsen is suspended in motion during her solo dance performance titled “Happier” at the 2021 North Tama Swing Show on March 11. Rohlfsen also performed with the Dance Team and contributed choreography along with Megan Popelka for several other group numbers. Photo by Amy Lidgett/ Amy’s Images, LLC

North Tama high schoolers entertained audiences last week during the annual Swing Show fine arts exhibition.

A variety of performances were offered on the evenings of March 11 and 12 including those from the band and chorus, as well as dance numbers and short skits.

The 43-member North Tama Band under the direction of Channing Halstead and the 42-member North Tama Mixed Chorus under the direction of Terry Shay each performed three pieces that were spaced out throughout the evening.

Band numbers included “The Mandalorian”, “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” and “Disney at the Movies”. Mixed chorus numbers were “Hakuna Matata”, “The Bare Necessities” and the finale, “We’re All in This Together”.

The Bass Clef Vocal Group performed “Life is a Highway”, while the Treble Clef Vocal Group sang “I See the Light”.

Brooklyn Johanningmeier smiles to the audience moments after finishing her solo vocal performance of the Bob Dylan song “Make You Feel My Love” at the North Tama Swing Show. The song has since gone on to commercial success with renditions by Billy Joel, Garth Brooks and Adele. Photo by Amy Lidgett/Amy’s Images, LLC

Vocal solos were featured throughout the night and included performances by Haley Glaza, Brooklyn Johanningmeier, Madi Schults and Logan Kennedy.

Dance solos were performed by Dylan Rohlfsen and Grace Lidgett and the Dance Team performed a cheer-themed number titled “Get Your Head in the Game”.

The Percussion Group entertained the audience with a piece titled “Battle of the Drums”.

North Tama Band and Vocal Council President Logan Kennedy was the MC for the performances.

Grace Lidgett performs an acrobatic manuever during her solo dance performance titled “Me, Too” at the NT Swing Show on March 11. Photo by Amy Lidgett/Amy’s Images, LLC