The Ripon rhythm section includes, from front to back, David Lyke on piano, Daniel Zimmerman on electric bass, Andrew Rodriguez on upright bass and Ben Olson on drums.
The Ripon rhythm section includes, from front to back, David Lyke on piano, Daniel Zimmerman on electric bass, Andrew Rodriguez on upright bass and Ben Olson on drums.

   Twice the music, twice the fun.

   Young Green Lake choir and Ripon jazz band members came together for two musical performances last weekend in both cities.

   First, Green Lake’s Thrasher Opera House hosted the combined high school musicians last week Friday. Then, the high-schoolers headed to Ripon High School’s auditorium for a performance last week Saturday.

   The teens were accompanied by professional Chicago music couple Henriët Fourie, a soprano, and Andrew Thompson, a trombonist.

   While leading masterclasses and joining in the concerts last week, Fourie and Thompson were made to feel right at home. ...

   “What an honor it is for my wife and I to be here,” Thompson told the audience in Green Lake. “... And what wonderful people you are.”

   Read more and see more photos in the March 1, 2018 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.