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Enterprise High School graduate returns to lead music department

By Tracey Leong, tleong@krcrtv.com
Published On: Dec 24 2013 06:28:46 PM CST
Updated On: Dec 09 2013 02:00:00 AM CST
Enterprise High School graduate returns to lead music department
REDDING, Calif. -

A holiday tradition at Enterprise High School is taking center stage this week and it is being led by a former student.

The school’s music department is hosting their 26th annual Victorian Christmas Celebration. For their music director, Alissa Aune, it is especially meaningful because she performed the same show 18 years ago. Aune was hired this year to lead the program.

“I graduated from Enterprise in 1996 and I am a very proud alumnus,” said Aune.

Music director Aune is excited to be back at her old high school to carry on a special tradition.

“Fun, very fun at the same time and sentimental,” said Aune.

This is Aune’s first major performance at Enterprise as a director. This is also the music department’s main fundraiser. There are about 250 students in the program and Aune admits it can be a lot of hard work. However, she says nothing brings her greater joy because it was always her dream to be the music director.

“It was about my sophomore year of high school when I realized I want to do this for a living and I haven’t thought about anything else since,” said Aune.

For the students, they couldn’t be happier to have Aune as their leader.

“I love her to death and she has become our family too and she is a great leader I really hope to be like her when I grow up because she is such a great role model for us,” said music department member Samantha Storrey.

For the seniors, like Samantha Storrey, it’s a performance they know they’ll never forget.

“Means a lot to us, to do this for her and we really want her to love it as much as we love it for her,” said Storrey.

Memories that Aune hopes everyone will cherish.

The play and four course dinner will be in the Enterprise High School cafeteria and will be presented December 10-14. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and dinner is at 7 p.m.  Tickets are $35.00 and can be purchased at the door. All proceeds will benefit the music department. For more information call (530) 222-6601.