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All-County is a musical showcase for local students

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 8 February 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers – Adam Foley conducts the elementary all-county chorus today during a concert at Holley. The group is singing “Do, Re, Mi.”

HOLLEY – About 650 people packed the Holley High School Auditorium this afternoon for the 2014 Orleans All-County Music Festival.

Today’s concert included the top elementary student singers, the best in the middle school band programs, and the leading singers in the high school choruses for the five school districts – Albion, Holley, Kendall, Lyndonville and Medina.

This is the 60th anniversary of the Orleans County Music Educators Association. Carrie Kozody, a middle school chorus teacher at Albion, is the group’s current president.

Retired Albion band teacher Dale Smalley leads the all-county junior high band during today’s performance in Holley. The band is playing a selection from “Les Miserables.”

Stuart McLean conducts the all-county high school chorus. They are singing “Zion’s Walls.”