Singing Scouts!

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February 7, 2017 - 11:44am -- Jennifer Hunter

Working with Girl Scout organizer, Diane White, who represented the Saratoga/Schuylerville Girl Scouts, Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus helped 4th and 5th grade girls from Junior Troops 3039, 3082, 3119, 3203, and 3359 earn their Young Women in Harmony Girl Scout Activity Patch on January 30. The ALL IN quartet consisting of Cheryl Springer, Terry Bradway, Lisa Fedele, and Kimberly Van Orman demonstrated singing techniques and were assisted by the event’s organizers, Jackie Albanese, Wendy Camilli, and Sue Pidgeon. 27 girls participated in a Sweet Adeline International's music program consisting of 9 activities that were chosen from 3 categories: Discover, Connect, Take Action.

In the Discover activity, the Junior Troops learned about different styles of music. Singing rounds and understanding the beat of music was practiced in the Connect activity. The girl scouts exhibited how to Take Action by actually performing a round, and 4-part harmony for an audience of family and new friends. The scouts had an opportunity to hear Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus perform Barbershop music as well as sing a song with the entire chorus. Patches were presented at the end of the evening by Master Director, Nancy Faddegon.

Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus is an award winning women's a cappella group, singing four-part harmony. Performing everything from standards and jazz to ballads and contemporary songs the chorus has been entertaining under the direction of the talented composer/arranger/director Nancy Faddegon since 2008. Their musical performance is visually enhanced through characterization and choreography. Through the years, this musical group has delighted local audiences at many popular events and venues: Congress Park, Saratoga Race Course, and First Night.

Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus is a not-for-profit chartered chorus of Sweet Adelines International, a worldwide organization of women singers committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education and performance.

Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus rehearses Monday nights at the Knights of Columbus on Pine Rd. in Saratoga Springs. For more information. visit the website or Facebook page -