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Area vocal festival to be held in Lake George

The Lake George Elementary School students participating in the upcoming All-County Vocal Festival include:  Owen Snyder, Julia Dickinson-Frevola, Colin Fitzpatrick, Case Prime, Andrew Schiavo, Sydney Daniger, Charlotte Holding, Grace Hatin, Spencer Catlin, and Liam Larsen.

The Lake George Elementary School students participating in the upcoming All-County Vocal Festival include: Owen Snyder, Julia Dickinson-Frevola, Colin Fitzpatrick, Case Prime, Andrew Schiavo, Sydney Daniger, Charlotte Holding, Grace Hatin, Spencer Catlin, and Liam Larsen.

— Ten Lake George Elementary School choral students will join 90 other 5th and 6th grade music students from neighboring Washington County schools on Nov. 4 and 5 as they perform in the annual Vocal All-County Festival.

The event, sponsored by the Washington County Music Teacher’s Association, will be held Friday and Saturday Nov. 4 and 5 at the Lake George High School.

The festival concludes with a public concert at 3 p.m. Saturday Nov. 5 in the high school auditorium.

For years, the festival has been an eagerly anticipated tradition amongst the top vocal students from the region, according to Lake George Vocal Music Director Kenneth Schenk. The participating students are auditioned for the festival, Schenk said, noting he enjoys seeing the students’ musical skills grow through the process.

“The students not only gain valuable musical knowledge, but many develop lasting friendships with students from other districts,” he said.

One of his students illustrated his point.

“I loved being in All-County last year because we sounded so great, we had a great director, and I made new friends who love making music,” said Intermediate student Sydney Daniger.

Tickets for the festival’s concert will be available at the side auditorium entrances prior to the performance. Ticket proceeds provide summer music lesson scholarships to the 11 participating schools, as well as one scholarship to a senior enrolled in a college music program.

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