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Arts and culture reporting on news and community topics. Arts and culture coverage is occasionally submitted by community members.

Last Monday, December 11th, the Unalaska Band directed by Kerry McNamara had their annual Winter Band Concert. The event featured the 6th Grade Brass Band, the Junior High Band, and the High School Band.

The 6th Grade Brass Band played eight songs, from classical excerpts like "Ode to Joy" composed by 

Beethoven to Christmas songs like "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" and "Holiday Sampler."  The 6th Grade Band only meets for a quarter of the school year so it is especially impressive that they were able to play this variety of music.

Berett Wilber/KUCB

Unalaska’s Camp Qungaayux celebrated its twentieth anniversary this year.

The Museum of the Aleutians is honoring that milestone with an exhibit on the history of the island’s culture camp.

Before you check out the opening this weekend, KUCB’s Laura Kraegel has the story from this summer’s Camp Q, where tribal leaders were already looking ahead to the next 20 years.

It’s a clear day at Humpy Cove, and dozens of kids are chattering along the shore. Their careful eyes are trained on the water.

“Bring those kids over here!” says Vince Tutiakoff Sr.

Brian Conwell

Unalaska’s annual Poetry Out Loud competition took place last Tuesday at 6 pm in the high school auditorium. Poetry Out Loud is a nation-wide competition in which students pick a poem, memorize it, and recite it in front of judges and an audience. The competition is based on a student’s thorough and accurate memorization of the poem and their personalized and dynamic recitation.

PCR Hosts Annual Holiday Event

Dec 7, 2017
Brian Conwell

The Unalaska Department of Parks, Culture, and Recreation (PCR) hosted their annual Christmas Event last Saturday, December the 2nd. At the event, community members shopped at the Christmas bazaar, took pictures with Santa, and listened to Christmas stories read by Karen Kresh of the library.

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

Designers are closing in on a final renovation plan for Unalaska’s public library, and they’re looking to give readers a lot more room to maneuver.

This week, architect Brian Meissner presented a handful of redesign options to the community and the Unalaska City Council.

His goal is to address the 18-year-old library’s biggest drawback.

“You’re short on great places to read — and places for people to interact for studying or otherwise," said Meissner, of ECI Alaska Architecture. "Very short for a library and a population of this size.”

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