OC students participate in chorus fest

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Twenty-two students from Oil City Middle and High Schools participated in the first ever District 3 Jr. High Chorus Festival on Jan. 15 at the Barrow Civic Theatre. The event was sponsored by the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association. Students participating included Mason Stephens (front, from left), Claudia Vorse, Emily Gates, Lizzy Hoovler, Chloe Terwilliger, Ryan Retzer, Lillie Heise, Tori McClelland, Layla Hollis, Alex Dobson, Ariana Knox, Natalie Holloway, Alex Webster, Bailey McMahon, Sarah Fisher, Cassidy Webb, Ariela Swem, Hannah Krug, Nate Baker, Emily Downing, Haley Myers and Emily Bly. Guest conductors were Dr. Ryan Beeken and Dr. Craig Denison from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The festival was hosted as a joint venture between PMEA, Oil City Area School District (Martha Heise) and the Barrow Civic Theatre (Zach Covington). (Submitted photo)