Kodiak, Rural School Students Performing This Week

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110427.concerts.jpgThe school district’s music specialist Catherine Tallino leads a rehearsal of the rural schools’ string ensemble in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. Jacob Resneck/KMXT photo

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Kodiak Island School District’s concert series continues this week with a performance tonight of students from rural schools performing on guitar and violin. The students from schools around the archipelago have been rehearsing via teleconference and are brought together under a single roof for a concert in Kodiak. As KMXT’s Jacob Resneck reports, the concerts will also be streaming live on the web.

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It’s just past lunchtime and the guitarists and violinists are rehearsing for the 7 p.m. show in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. Catherine Tallino, the district’s music specialist.

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The students from these isolated village schools are being brought together for the first time after rehearsing together via a digital link-up.

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These students are working the kinks out of the evening’s performance. The rural schools are just one of the acts on the program. There will also be fifth through eight graders and high school orchestra.

As the song wraps up one student points out he’d made a mistake midway through. Tallino counsels the students to keep playing and not falter.

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I’m Jacob Resneck

HOST OUTRO: Wednesday’s concert is at 7 p.m. in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. It’s free. And Thursday the student choirs will perform. The concerts will also be streaming on the web at tinyurl.com/kodiakmusic – there’s also a link on our website, KMXT dot ORG.

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