Festival brings local musicians together
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SAUGERTIES, N.Y. -- The second annual Morse Rocks Music, Arts and Wiffle Ball Festival brought students from Morse Elementary School together with local musicians. Student performers had the chance to showcase their talents in a non-competitive, community festival on Saturday.
Blues musician Patrick Droney headlined the event. There were 17 acts in total, from sixth graders to adults, who performed a variety of music genres.
According to event organizers, Droney and other local musicians set a good example for the kids, and being able to talk and perform with them could help open the door for opportunity.
"A network of people in Woodstock, and all we need to do is reach out to them, and at a festival like this, we have a number of musicians from Woodstock and it's going to really help our Saugerties musicians in their career goals," said Joe DeFino, a special education teacher at Grant Morse Elementary.
Event organizers said they are proud to teach students things that they can't necessarily learn in the classroom.