Youth Orchestra of Bucks County Engages Healthy Competition While Fundraising for Healthy Meals


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On April 10, young musicians from across Bucks County will be displaying their talents at a benefit concert. The program is free, but audience members are encouraged to donate to the Bucks County Opportunity Council, an organization that helps the needy. 

The concert doubles as a competition for musicians across the area. A panel of judges will evaluate the players’ proficiency using submitted recordings. 

A group of teenage musicians from the Youth Orchestra of Bucks County (YOBC) are volunteering their time to combat food insecurity, according to Bucks Local News

In a normal year, YOBC students would come together to rehearse. But after being sidelined by the pandemic, YOBC replaced those sessions with classwork, including one on using music for public service. 

In response, Jennifer Wang and Ezra Greenberg (Pennsbury High School) and Lilly Johannan and Elly Uritsky (Central Bucks High School) created “Meals from Music,” a project based on using music to fight food insecurity. 

“When we started to think about how we could use music to help our community, we quickly thought of the problems from the pandemic and food insecurity,” said Greenberg, “We’re really looking forward to holding this concert to help those in need.” 

More information on accessing the concert by Zoom is available from Meals from Music. Donations to help local food insecurity, as well as other information on YOBC, can be found on Bucks Local News

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