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By Mark Hebert

Mr. Swingen's Swan Song


Mark Hebert

Malta Public School long-time music teacher Larry Swingen recognizes his wife, Barb, at the school's Spring Concert last Tuesday, Swingen's last concert at Malta, as he sets to retire.

From being scolded in kindergarten for humming years ago to being serenaded by his final high school choir class at his last high school choir concert last Tuesday, Malta High School's choir teacher Larry Swingen is always surrounded by music.

Tuesday, May 8, was the POP Concert at Malta High School, featuring both the MHS Concert Band, Jazz Band, Jazz Combo, all under the leadership of Erik Engebretson, and the MHS Swing Choirand Concert Choir, under the tutelage of Swingen in his last hoorah at the school.

In-between songs by the bands, Engebretson spoke about Swingen who is retiring from...

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