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WOODBURY, N.Y. -- Some of the most promising instrumental students in the area performed before recruiters at the annual Hudson Valley Performing Arts College Fair.
Though not performing in this concert, Monroe-Woodbury High School junior Wayne Williams said he stopped by the fair to find out more about his college options.
"It’s really nice to be in a band," said Williams.
Since he started playing the tuba seven years ago, he said he wanted to pursue a major in music.
"Music just really calms me down," he said.
"He took to it like a duck to a water," said his his mother, Stacey Williams.
She said talking with recruiters Sunday afternoon helped with learning about about the colleges.
Amy Mertz, a recruiter from Syracuse University's Setnor School of Music said, the Hudson Valley has a wealth of performing arts students.
"There are a lot of really excellent music programs here, not just in Monroe-Woodbury High School but around in area," said Mertz.
This is the second annual performing arts college fair held in the Hudson Valley. Schools who participated in this years recruitment include top performing arts schools such as Manhattan School of Music and Julliard.
Dan Chester. the President of the Hudson Valley Performing Arts Foundation, said 18 schools attended the event.
"It's a great opportunity for them to meet students in this region who probably would not have this opportunity before we started this program," said Chester.
He said he hopes to introduce students to colleges and link the two in perfect harmony.