Wood­land’s mu­si­cal mae­stros

The Compass - - EDITORIAL - LIT­ER­A­TURE

Stu­dents at Wood­land El­e­men­tary in Dildo took a cou­ple of min­utes to show off what they’ve learned this year in gui­tar, brass, fid­dle and ac­cor­dian classes with pro­fes­sion­als like Kelly Rus­sell, Ja­son March and El­iz­a­beth Philpott. The school was awarded $6,000 from Vale given to them in three in­stall­ments which helped them hire mu­si­cians to work with the stu­dents. Groups of stu­dents took their turn on the stage May 8 as they played both tra­di­tional and con­tem­po­rary tunes to the de­light of dozens of par­ents in at­ten­dance. Dur­ing the tra­di­tional pieces, it was hard not to tap your feet and clap along with the in­fec­tious melodies. Among the per­form­ers was a group of gui­tar play­ers — (l-r) Joshua Legge, Kaden Jones, Spencer Deer­ing and Ma­son Reid played along with in­struc­tor March (not pic­tured). Mean­while, a few young ac­cor­dian play­ers joined Rus­sell. The play­ers are: front (l-r) — Lillian Hef­ford, Bethany Pitcher and Chelsea Wool­frey-Vokey; back — Gabe Ardis and Kyle Pretty.

PHO­TOS BY NI­CHOLAS MERCER/THE COMPASS

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