More than 900 middle school sixth-graders participated in the all-Fairfax county choral festival on Saturday, April 26. The festival featured 120 schools in the county. With so many students, the auditorium at Hayfield Secondary School was filled to capacity.
Fairfax County sixth grade students sang spiritual songs such as "I Will Rejoice" and "The Light that Shines in Me" as well as traditional songs "Hush! Somebody's Callin' My Name," and "Walk Dem Bones." There was even a little French thrown in with the piece "J'entends le Moulin." The concert ended with a rousing "This is My Country" by Dan Raye and arranged by Al Jacons and Roy Ringwald.
The choral festival co-chairs were Lee Larsen and Marian Schultz and the concert was sponsored by the Fairfax General Music Educations Association.