Alaska Day marked by solemnity, celebration, history
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(From left to right) Gov. Sean Parnell, Lt. Gov. Craig Campbell, State Sen. Bert Stedman, State Rep. Peggy Wilson pause to pay respects after laying a wreath in Sitka National Cemetery.
Children catch candy thrown from a float.
A four-legged participant in Sunday's parade gets a closer look at the Raven News camera.
The 9th Army Band plays after the raising of the American flag on Castle Hill.
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Staff cuts next year may be a foregone conclusion, as the Sitka School Board wrestles with an uncertain financial future. But board president Lon Garrison says, "We are not going to slash and burn." more
From February 13 - February 15, 2015, music director Sarah Martensen brought students from Sitka High School to the NAfME Biennial Northwest Division Conference in Spokane, Washington. According to the one of the students, Misha Bekeris, the conference was an opportunity for accelerated music growth over one weekend with new teachers and players. Downloadable audio.