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Suzuki strings wrap up busy season

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012 12:43 p.m. CST
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Front row, from left: Erin Templin, Emma Fredericks, Reilly Farrell, Olivia Uplegger, Georgia Harrelson, Tyler Benson. Middle row: Shiloh Smilth, Alyssa Leston, Eliza Bowers Chen, Ella Uplegger, Luke Malecki. Back row: Blake Scheller, Chantel Davis, McRaye Scheller, and teachers Karen Weckerly and Ann Montzka-Smelser.

The NIU Suzuki Strings spent the summer playing, practicing and performing in Wisconsin, St. Louis, and DeKalb.

The violinists performed the national anthem at the Cubs/Cardinals game at Busch Stadium on July 22 and many attended the American Suzuki Institute, an intensive music camp in Stevens Point, Wis., in early August. A performance on the Corn Fest community stage, pictured, on Aug. 26 capped off the summer for these dedicated players.

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