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Pelham Music Festival, in 21st year, offered opportunities for young musicians to gain recognition

When it comes to exposing the community of Pelham to young musical talent, the Pelham Music Festival never ceases to deliver.

On Jan. 20, the annual music festival was hosted at the Pelham Country Club. This year, the festival celebrated its 21st anniversary.

Rose Hall, who has organized the event since 2015, said she was ecstatic to have 19 local school ensembles performing. Overall, the festival was a hit, with the Pelham Memorial High School jazz band closing out for the night and leaving attendees on their feet waiting for next winter.

When walking through the huge wooden doors and hearing the musicians getting ready for their performances, there was a feeling of wonder. With the crowd slowly moving to the main room, staff scurrying about for last minute checks and the acts politely waiting in their chairs, one could not help but be intrigued by what was to come.

Leo Garcia, one of the leaders of the Acapelicans as well as another of the musical acts, said the Pelham Music Festival meant to him “definitely the spread of creativity.” He said the event was effective in exposing the general public to young musical talent and that the individual artists and the big orchestras demonstrated promising talent in such different ways.

This year was the second time the PMHS Band attended, with members describing the mood as “very chill.”

The festival is receptive of donations and open to signing up volunteers, according to its website.

Hall and her crew are always happy to accept great and talented musicians.


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