Lake George Elementary School Students Will Perform at All-County Festival
Ten Lake George Elementary School Choral students will join 90 other 5th and 6th grade music students from neighboring Washington County Schools on November 4and 5 for the 2011 Washington County Music Teacher’s Association (WCAMTA) Vocal All-County Festival at the Lake George Junior/Senior High School.
The WCAMTA All-County Vocal Festival is a long-standing enrichment opportunity for the finest singers from regional participating schools as well as an anticipated musical tradition choral students wait eagerly for. The vocal music directors from each school select students through an audition process, which varies by district. “The most thrilling part of this process is observing the students’ musical growth during all stages of the experience, from rehearsals to the final performance.” says Lake George Elementary Vocal Music director, Kenneth Schenk. “The students not only gain valuable musical knowledge; many develop lasting friendships with students from other districts.” “All-County is only one of the many reasons why teaching music is such a joy and passion.” “Music may be the “hook” that some students need to succeed in school.”
“I loved being in All-County last year because we sounded so great, had a great director, and I made new friends who love making music”, added Sydney Daniger, an older Intermediate II student. This year’s Lake George Elementary School WCAMTA All-County students include: Owen Snyder, Julia Dickinson-Frevola, Colin Fitzpatrick, Case Prime, Andrew Schiavo, Sydney Daniger, Charlotte Holding, Grace Hatin, Spencer Catlin, and Liam Larsen. The culmination of numerous hours of practice and rehearsal will occur at the WCAMTA Vocal All-County Festival concert at 3 PM at the Lake George Junior/Senior High School. Tickets will be available at the side auditorium doors prior to the performance. Monies raised provide summer music lesson scholarships to the eleven participating schools (one per school), as well as one scholarship to a senior enrolled in a college music program.