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March 20, 2017

Fauquier Youth Orchestra to compete in NYC

The Fauquier Youth Orchestra will compete in the Big Apple Classic Music Festival on March 25.
Sixty members of the Fauquier County Youth Orchestra will compete at The Big Apple Classic Music Festival in New York City, N.Y. on March 25.

Students in third through 12th grade will play with other school orchestras at the Staten Island College Center for the Performing Arts.

“Students have spent this past fall fundraising, practicing and working with other local teachers and performers to hone their skills to be able to compete on such a large stage,” said Fauquier Youth Orchestra Executive Director Diana Traietta.

Students raised almost $2,000 between Chipotle, Chick-Fil-A and other fundraisers to offset costs for the trip.

During this three-day trip, students will also tour New York City and learn about careers in the music industry.

Highlights include The Juilliard School of Music, Lincoln Center, Avery Fischer Hall, and back stage at “The Lion King” on Broadway.

Diana Traietta, Laura O'Konski and Laura Morgan conduct the string and band groups.

The group welcomes Fauquier County private and public school students involved in orchestra and band on all levels.

The Fauquier County Youth Orchestra, a non-profit educational organization, practices at Highland School. It provides a structured curriculum through the exploration of topics in music theory, history, teamwork, community involvement and performance.

For more information, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call Drum & Strum Music at 540-347-7484

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