County musical groups to be rated at festival

March 20, 2006

Washington County Public Schools will present the Western Maryland Large Ensemble Festival March 28 to 30 and April 4 at South Hagerstown High School.

The festival will start at 8:30 a.m. and conclude by 4 p.m. each day.

The festival will feature and adjudicate music ensembles from every secondary school and a few elementary schools across the county.

The festival is not a competition; every group is performing for ratings and/or comments.

The main focus of the festival is to provide a learning environment for ensembles and teachers.

From this experience, each group can learn techniques to improve and enhance their performance.

The ensembles also will have a chance to hear other ensembles perform.

The schedule is as follows:

  • Tuesday, March 28 - Orchestra festival

  • Wednesday, March 29 - High school band festival

  • Thursday, March 30 - Middle school band festival

  • Tuesday, April 4 - Chorus festival

Groups will be scheduled to perform throughout the day, and will take buses to and from their home schools.

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