LEWISTON – String players from the fourth through 12th grades will fill the stage at the Montello School cafetorium Wednesday evening, March 23, for the Lewiston Public Schools fifth annual Fiddle Concert and Family Dance.

Presented under the direction of Greg Boardman, the free event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public. Boardman directs the string music program for Lewiston public schools.

An orchestra of up to 100 student violinists, along with a handful of cellists and string bass players, will perform a spirited program of traditional jigs, reels and waltzes.

The youngsters hail from all six of Lewiston’s public elementary schools – Montello, Pettingill, Farwell, McMahon, Longley and Martel – as well as Lewiston Middle School and Lewiston High School. They range from 9-year-olds who first picked up a violin last September, to teens with several years of musical experience.

Local folk dance teacher Cindy Larock will be on deck to lead attendees in some fun and easy dances from French Canada and the British Isles. No prior dance experience is required to join in and all ages are welcome.

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