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A Spooktacular Strings Performance

Ghoulish Gang at White Oaks Elementary plays hauntingly familiar tunes.

The Ghoulish Gang performs spooky strings tunes for White Oaks Elementary School in Burke on Wednesday, Oct. 31.

The Ghoulish Gang performs spooky strings tunes for White Oaks Elementary School in Burke on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Photo by Eric Piccirelli

The melodies were haunting as musical ghosts and goblins performed during the 33rd Annual Spooky Strings Concert at White Oaks Elementary School in Burke on Wednesday, Oct. 31.

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Strings teacher, Stephanie "Transylvania" Trachtenberg, with performers Rachel Eom, Jasmine Gao and Katie Le in the 33rd Annual Spooky Strings Concert at White Oaks Elementary School in Burke on Wednesday, Oct. 31.

The concert featured the Chamber Strings playing scary songs for students in kindergarten through fourth grade.

Strings teacher Stephanie “Transylvania” Trachtenberg, who has been leading the concert for more than three decades, said the event is an annual favorite.

“Everyone has a wonderful time,” Trachtenberg said. “The Halloween-themed instrumental music concert featured seasonal, traditional music and entertaining narratives.” She said Kindergarten students, wearing storybook character costumes, took part in a parade prior to the concert.