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Letter: A bravura performance

Bravo and thank you to the Anchorage Youth Orchestra organization for a memorable concert evening May 8! The concert was dedicated to Mr. Linn Weeda upon his retirement from AYO after 31 years of dedicated conducting and service. The students of the orchestra gave a wonderful performance.

Thank you to Denise Chythlook, Executive Director, Jennifer Bundy Cobb, Board President, members of the AYO board, Sheila Miller, Stage Director, Ron Miller and Gary Chythlook.

In addition, special thanks to the AYO Coaches’ Orchestra: Zack Akins, Nina Bingham, Katie Wasko-Link, Dawn Lindsay, Elise Mitchell, Marie Nielson, Eunice Kang, Nancy Darigo, Koree Guzman, Linda Ottum, Brett Lindsay, Dr. Bruce Wood, Matthew O’Connor, Heidi Herbert-Lovern, Laura Koenig, Emily Weaver, Colin Roshak, Kyle Noonan, Brian Adamsky, Lupe Marroquin, Jason Edwards, Bill Klemm and Kade Bissell.

Special thanks to the audience and to AYO “Audience Boosters”: Dean and Cindy Epperson, Joel and Marcia Stratman, Dan and Mary Flaherty, Mari Hahn, Margaret David, Beverly Beheim, Kathryn Hoffer.

The flowers on stage from Uptown Blossoms were beautiful!

— Mary Weeda

ASD and ASO musician


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