Music students shine in City by the Bay


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Bud Bergen proudly holds his prestigious Maestro Award, received at the Heritage Music Festival in San Francisco.

The San Francisco Bay Area has long fostered singers and musicians and last week Petersburg High School music students had a chance to experience the good vibes – and bring home two awards.

Music director Matt Lenhard, and five other adults escorted 46 Concert Choir, Concert Band and Jazz Band performers on a three-day, four-night journey to the Heritage Music Festival. There the students had an opportunity to perform and compete against about 800 students from seven other schools.

There were no other small schools represented, Lenhard said.

“The Heritage Music Festival is a great way...

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