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Highland View Academy, David Nino, Academy Hosts Music Festival, "Praise Him with Thanksgiving"

Highland View Academy Hosts Music Festival

Story by Rob Gettys

Under the leadership of David Nino, Highland View Academy’s (HVA) music director, the Chesapeake Conference music festival was recently held on the campus of HVA. More than 200 students from seven schools within the conference and several home school students attended the three-day event, themed “Praise Him with Thanksgiving.”

Clinicians were brought in to teach multiple areas, including handbells, choral instruction, band and orchestra. Throughout the event, students enjoyed learning new ways of how to improve their personal abilities to praise God through music. When asked about the festival, C. J. Daniel, a band clinician, responded, “We had great kids, practicing hard and ended up with great music.”

The event concluded on Sabbath afternoon with a Sacred concert, featuring the festival handbells, band, orchestra and the large choir. The gymnasium was packed with students, parents and community members, as God was lifted up.

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