All-County Arts Festival fills Big Green
Sunday, March 09, 2014 4:19 PM
COUNTY — In previous years, the
Putnam County All-County Band/Choir performance and All-County Art Show were held as two separate events. Sunday afternoon, Ottoville High School hosted the inaugural Putnam County Arts
Festival in which the two spectaculars were combined into one big attraction.
Members of the Putnam County All-County Choir perform the traditional Haitian "Peze Kafe´", an obvious group favorite. (Putnam Sentinel/Steven Coburn-Griffis)
The art show opened the day at 1 p.m. The show featured artwork in various mediums and as many themes as Putnam County youth could imagine. Then at 2 p.m., 104 students took to the floor of the school gymnasium for performances of the
All-County Choir and 82 students in the All-County Band. According to the Putnam County Educational Service Center, this
represents nearly 10 percent of all high school students in Putnam
The final piece for the
band/choir performance was a combined piece featuring both groups of
musicians performing a patriotic selection entitled “Salute to
Freedom”. Five military service organizations
were honored, with representatives from the local VFW participating as
Read Wednesday's Sentinel for more coverage and images of the March 9 celebration of the arts.