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Panhandle’s top, student musicians gather in Petersburg

More than one hundred and twenty of the top choir and band students from high schools around the Alaska panhandle convened on Petersburg this week. The community hosted the Southeast Honors Music Festival. After just over two days and evenings of intense practice as a group, the event culminated with a public concert Tuesday night. Matt Lichtenstein visited with the students and teachers during rehearsals and produced this sound portrait:
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Southeast Honors Band 2013

Southeast Honors Choir, 2013

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