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Possible reductions proposed: Orchestra at risk; students speak out

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This could be a pivotal year for the orchestra program at Perham schools.

With the program suffering from low enrollment, it’s back on the list – for the second year in a row – of things that may be cut in order to save the school district money in the future.


If not cut altogether, it could be combined with the district’s band program.

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Marie Johnson
Marie Johnson (formerly Nitke) came to the Perham Focus after several years as the Education and Arts & Entertainment Editor at the Herald-Review of Grand Rapids, Minn. She lives in rural Ottertail with her husband, Dan, and their spunky yellow lab, Louisa.
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