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Athletics and Activities Update March 26th

Outstanding Ratings for the Choir, Orchestra and Band!

Choir and Band Director: David Paulson
Orchestra and Jazz Band Director Jeff Engholm

On March 13, the Prep Concert Band and Orchestra traveled to Melrose to compete in the Minnesota State High School League instrumental large group competition. Both Band and Orchestra competed in category 1 where the groups must perform music from the most difficult list.  Both groups received three “superior” ratings, which is the highest rating possible.

On March 20, the Concert Choir traveled to Melrose to compete in the same MSHSL competition but for choral groups. The Concert Choir also competed at the Category 1 level and received all Superior ratings from the judges. One even gave them a perfect score! All the judges commented afterward about the high quality the choir displayed and how impressed they were.

Les Miserables

Director Br. Paul Vincent-Niebauer, OSB
Associate Director Br. Aidan Putnam, OSB
Music Director Jeff Engholm
Assistant Music Director Audrey Kristufek
Costume Designer Kirstin Franzen
Technical Director Br. Richard Crawford, OSB
Choreographer Leigh Dillard
Lighting Designer Noah Anderson
Stage Manager Gabriel Curnutt ’18

Saint John’s Prep presented Les Miserables March 23-25 at the Paramount Center for the Arts in St. Cloud. This outstanding production was seen by 2,400 people during the sneak preview and three main stage shows. 42 cast student members played 132 roles. 22 students performed in the orchestra and 13 students served on the stage crew. Congratulations on a great weekend of shows!


Gabriel Woodard, Mitchell Brown, Grace “Genesis” Knoblach, Caleb Thompson, Emma Henning, Megan Mahowald, Christian Brenny  Olivia Schleper, Caitlin Skahen, George Vedder, Jack Rogers, Carlos Borgert, Sophia Bostrom, Noelle Buehrer, Kelsey Christensen, Maura Cofell, Cullin Egge, Hannah Fremo, Hanna Haeg, Maria Hart, Sam Hoover, Emily Huang, Katie John, Lizzy Kolb, Courtney Larson, Kallie Larson, Emma Leighton, Miranda Louis, Tyler Mahowald, Liam Rogers, Clara Schleper, Ellie Schleper, Jack Skahen, Evelyn Slater, William Taft, Jeremiah Weber, Avanthi Wijetunga,  Nivanthi Wijetunga, Kincade Wilson and Valeryia Woodard  



Gabriel Curnutt, Mariah Bruner, Elizabeth Wolff, Levi Posch, Margaret Heroux, Caroline Schwieters, Oliver Hennen, Benjamin Martin, Joel Kissela, Cooper Emmerson, Samantha Severnak


Regan Mies, Anna Zheng, Lucy Cheely, Sophia Kapoor, Alexis Akre, Miranda Puerta-Curnutt, Adrienne Gefre, Andy Moen, Libby Pfannenstein, Annie Ellis, Reid Nydeen, Anna McNamara, Shi Feng, Tina Chen, Magali Seymour, Alana Brenny,  Nate Salzl, Grace “Genesis” Knoblach, Nick Foss, Audrey Kristufek, Catie Sikes, Owen Miller