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Elementary Students Selected to Perform at the AOSA National Conference

Sycamore Community School students have been invited to perform at a national music education conference. 

Fourth-graders from all four elementary schools were selected to perform at the opening ceremony of the American Orff Schulwerk Association National (AOSA) Conference on Thursday, November 8 at the Duke Energy Convention Center. Every year the AOSA Conference attracts thousands of elementary music specialists from across the country and around the globe. 

Students were selected by lottery to participate in the group that will perform. It is a big time commitment for all involved, including before and after school rehearsals and at home practice time. Students began rehearsing shortly after Labor Day.

"It is amazing to see the growth that is taking place," said Ben Schneider, Maple Dale Elementary Music Specialist. "It's truly an honor to work with our young talent for such a great musical experience."

The community is invited to see the group perform during a dress rehearsal on Wednesday, November 7 at Maple Dale Elementary. 

"As an elementary music staff, we could not be more proud of these students for their willingness to give so much of their time, energy, and talent.  We have a special village here in Sycamore that has come together to make this opportunity possible," said Schneider."