Congratulations go out to 8th-grade singers Caitlyn Hilt, Brooke Bohnert, Emma Osborne, Hanna Mowrer, Katie Gartrell, Emily Rodgers, Abby Murren, Aryssa Wilson, and Kiara Rife. These nine young ladies represented SGAMS at the American Choral Director’s Association Festival, “Sweetsoundsations.”
This year’s festival featured 184 voices from twenty-two Susquehanna Valley Middle Schools. SGASD also had another connection to this festival – our guest director was Mrs. Jennifer Wagner, wife of SGASD Athletic Coordinator, Mr. Greg Wagner. Mrs. Wagner composed “An Old Cherry Tree” which was premiered at the festival Friday.
November is a busy time for middle school music festivals. This coming Friday, November 9th, SGAMS is hosting the first ever Pigeon Hills String Invitational. Friday, November 16th is the annual men’s choral festival, Boyz Noyz, held at Cedar Cliff High School. SGASD will have eleven representatives in grades 7-9 at that festival. Middle school band also has a festival held after the new year.
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