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3 schools team up for summer music fest

Contributed Story Posted 4 August 2015 at 12:00 am

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LYNDONVILLE – Lyndonville hosted the Summer Honor Music Festival concert last Thursday featuring 140 students in Albion, Lyndonville and Medina.

The Summer Honor Music Festival was started last year as Summer Honor Band. This summer a chorus was included in the festival.

Students entering grades 5 through 7 were chosen to participate by their music teachers. The students rehearsed from9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. for each group. There were about 140 students total, and many participated in both groups.

The two bands were directed by the elementary band teachers from the three districts: Jeanette Sheliga, Medina; Lindsey Fix, Albion; and John Bailey, Lyndonville. Chorus directors were Kathy Bleiler-Dick, Medina; and Jennifer Neroni-Trupo, Lyndonville.

Each band performed three different songs and the chorus performed five. The festival culminated with a combined performance with both bands and the chorus performing “America the Beautiful” together.

Lyndonville students wore orange, Medina students wore blue and Albion musicians had on purple shirts.