And the Band Played On...

By: Nick LaFave
By: Nick LaFave

Band director, Carl Popowski says the concert was routine, and routine can sometimes help you deal with tragedy.

That was the logic behind the decision to go ahead with a scheduled Ovid-Elsie band concert after clarinet player Jessica Lindauer, her brother Steven and their parents are believed to have been killed in a house fire.

Principal Kirk Baese says they are a small school. And when tragedy visits a small school, they tend to come together like a small family.

Official identifications of the dead are still pending autopsy results, but investigators say the only four people who lived at the home were the Lindauers.


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