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First year for local Bluegrass Camp for Kids


Orin Pierson

Performing on the stage at Wright Auditorium put big smiles of the facesd of the kids participating in the bluegrass camp.

Bluegrass music could be heard all around town over the last week during the first Bluegrass Camp for kids in Petersburg.

Orin Pierson

Camp instructors including Mathew Pustina, Emily McLaughlin, Jack Dwyer, Kalie Yeagle, Angela Oudean, and Garren Volper present Carrie Martinsen with a bouquet of flowers at the close of Friday’s recital.

“I have taken my kids to a couple of camps such as this before,” Camp Coordinator Carrie Martinsen said. “I thought it would be a perfect fit for Petersburg.”

Approximately 40 kids participated and the levels of knowledge ranged from beginner to advanced musician.

“The kids have all worked really well together,” Martinsen said. “It has just been amazing and they have been so excited about the whole program.”

The kids in the camp performed at various businesses around town on Thursday afternoon and the camp concert was performed Friday afternoon at the Wright Auditorium.

“They hold these camps in Juneau,” Martinsen stated. “They were not hugely successful, but we have such a great young music scene here I just knew it would be a great fit.”


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