Secondary Chorus Festival Delighted Audience on April 4
The Rush-Henrietta District Music Festival is an annual event that features a different aspect of the music program every year. This year, the Secondary Chorus Festival brought together 450 singers in grades 7-12 to perform for a delighted audience on April 4.
The festival is a large learning experience that teaches music students in ways that a classroom experience cannot. It takes the classroom experience and puts it together with parallel groups from other schools in the district. Students see and hear their peers in other schools; learn to listen carefully to them, and to trust their teacher and their own voices or instruments to join together and produce a quality sound.
It also presents an opportunity for the audience to hear how the difficulty of music learning develops as students grow and the repertoire matures, along with their musical skill. Students get to see where the road leads with continued practice and commitment, culminating in the pinnacle of our district with our high school performing groups. And just when the awe from that moment subsides, we mix it all up again as we put ALL of them together to play or sing!