Mighty Musicians

Fran Riley Feature

GENESEO, Ill. (KWQC) – They are on Cloud Nine. A group of Geneseo Middle School students preparing to perform at America’s musical Mecca, Carnegie Hall in New York City.

The nine students are among an elite group of musicians selected to participate in the Honors Performance Series.

John Versluis is the Middle School Band Director. He said the students had to submit a recording. They were chosen from among thousands of student musicians across the country.

The nine Geneseo students will be among more than 100 nationwide and from Canada. They will perform in a concert under the direction of Conductor Jeffrey Grogan from the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.

The students will be in New York from June 24th through the 28th. They will play a total of five musical pieces during their performance. There will also be time for sightseeing in the Big Apple.

Student music makers. Soon to be in the spotlight. Surrounded by the aura of Carnegie Hall!

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