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On March 22, 2017, 38 students representing the Oslo and Storm Grove Middle School Orchestras travelled to Winter Park, Colorado to participate in the 29thAnnual Winter Park Ski Music Festival.  The students performed on March 23rd for the three professional adjudicators and were immediately praised for their performance as well as receiving many comments from the staff and volunteers for their professionalism both on and off stage.  At the awards ceremony on March 25th, the Oslo and Storm Grove Middle School Orchestra was awarded 3 trophies – the first for their Superior Rated Performance, the second for Best in Class, and the third for being chosen as Grand Champion Orchestra for the 2017 Winter Park Ski Music Festival.  The students and parents were so proud of this achievement especially since we were a middle school orchestra from Florida competing against middle and high school groups from around the United States.  Besides performing in the Festival, students also enjoyed 4 days of ski, snowboard, and non-ski activities in the Winter Park Resort… playing in the snow and enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Continental Divide.  These are memories and experiences all of these students from Florida will treasure and I, as their director, am so proud of them for their performance and for representing Oslo and Storm Grove Middle Schools as well as Vero Beach, Indian River County, and the Treasure Coast in such an outstanding way.  More information can be found at www.osloorchestra.org and anyone interested in information can contact Richard Ballinger at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 772-564-3952.

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