NEW YORK, NY- Sparta music students performed at the 43rd Tuba Christmas event at Rockefeller Center on December 12.  There were 17 Spartans and one Sparta alumni who joined band director Patty Curtis in performing Christmas carols. 

"They had a blast," Curtis said.  

Helen Morgan students Ben Dykstra and Drew Young were introduced as the youngest members of the 424 member group.  Former Spartan Brodie Coffin won the long-distance award for traveling from Texas.

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Sparta students that participated this year included:

Helen Morgan students: Ben Dykstra, Jake Panzer, Drew Young

Sparta Middle School:  George Criezis, Anthony Del Coro, Matthew Duffau, Thomas Dean, Heather Holick, Cole Luizzo, Colin Muller, Luke Simmons, Connor Snellings

Sparta High School:  Alex Hofgesang, Chloe Hand, Simon Levien, Zander Papandrikos, Robbie Whalen

Texas - Brodie Coffin