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Bessemer vocal program sees big rise in single year


December 21, 2019

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

MEMBERS OF ADJ's senior choir sing "Carol of the Bells" at the Friday Christmas concert of Washington Elementary School. Although junior and senior high school students already gave their own concert on Dec. 7, they were invited to perform a couple numbers at the elementary concert as well. The WES concert was held in the ADJ gym.


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BESSEMER - When Sandra Genisot accepted a position last year from the Bessemer Area School District, it was not a random decision.

"I knew I was supposed to do this," said the Wisconsin native who was hired to start a choir program at the A.D. Johnston Junior and Senior High School in Bessemer.

She also teaches vocal music to students in kindergarten and grades one through six at Bessemer's Washington Elementary School.

When Genisot first assembled her high school choir, there were only 11 students, but word got out that singing was fun, and that nu...

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