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– PHOTO BY LINDSAY MELLOTT
Guest director Rachel Pollard, Fox Chapel Area School District, Pittsburgh, rehearses the 123- member PMEA (Pennsylvania Music Educators Association) District 4 fifth-grade chorus Friday afternoon for an evening concert at McConnellsburg High School. Forty-four schools participated in this year’s Chorus Fest, which was hosted by McConnellsburg Elementary vocal music director Cathy Richards. Richards said the evening concert was “very well attended” and that the fifth-graders learned a lot of vocal and breathing techniques from their “very upbeat” guest conductor. 8p1.jpg