Ticonderoga A Ticonderoga graduate is coming home to perform a benefit for Moriah students.
Megan Walls, a graduate music student at Illinois State University, has organized a concert by the Snow Bones Trombone Ensemble.
The show will be Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Ticonderoga and will benefit the Moriah Central School women’s chorus, which is raising money for a trip and performance at Disney World this spring.
“The concert is free, but all donations will be going to help cover expenses for the trip,” Walls said.
Walls, who earned a bachelor’s degree in music at the College of Saint Rose and is now pursuing a master’s at Illinois State, contacted friends, organized the group and scheduled the performance.
“This year the ensemble consist of 12 trombones and a percussionist,” Walls said. “Five from the College of Saint Rose, two from the Crane School of Music (SUNY-Potsdam), two from the Eastman School of Music (University of Rochester), three from Illinois State University and one from the University of Southern Florida, who are majoring in music education, trombone performance, jazz trombone performance and music industry at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels. It's neat to have such a wide age span and that half the ensemble has never met each other before. It’ll be a good experience for the group to get to know each other and an opportunity to learn what is going on at other colleges.”
The Moriah Central School women’s choir has been selected to perform at Disney in Orlando, Fla., as part of the Disney Performing Arts Program.
The Moriah women’s choir features 25 students in grades 7 to 12 under the direction of April Reeder. As part of the Disney Performing Arts Program, the Moriah singers will travel to Disney World and perform on stage for visitors to the theme park.