Cuthbertson High School will host the fifth annual “Unison” Music Festival Saturday, Feb. 25. Performances start at 4pm, featuring some of the county’s most talented fifth graders in chorus, recorder ensemble and Orff instrument ensemble.
Participating students are chosen by their music teacher in recognition of their talent, dedication, and passion for music. Teachers and students work together to prepare the music, and on the day of the festival it all comes together. The ensembles meet for eight hours of rehearsal time when the final touches are completed. Then, at 4pm, they perform.
This year’s performance will feature Rebecca Vickers from Sun Valley Elementary School and Christine Wilson from New Town Elementary School directing the Orff ensemble. Paula Yurkovich from Wingate Elementary School will be directing the recorder ensemble. Choral conductors will be Lisa Andrews from Marvin Elementary School, Deanie Griffin from Fairview Elementary School, Melissa LoPresto from Sandy Ridge Elementary School, Amber Mattatal from Union Elementary School, and Jodi McConkey from Sardis Elementary School. Piano accompaniment will be provided by Kristin Hinds from Stallings Elementary School and David Wieland from Rocky River Elementary School.