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Wakefield-Marenisco cuts off school choir

WAKEFIELD — At the request of the district’s K-12 music teacher, members of the Wakefield-Marenisco Board of Education voted Monday evening to drop a grade 7-12 choir class in exchange for a new band option.

The decision came only after some board members objected to the loss of a choir offering altogether and requested at least a compromise.

Music teacher Isaac Boehnlein told the board that membership in the grade 7-12 choir program has been neither large nor strongly committed in recent years.

“I would say choir is a passion for two of them,” he noted of vocal students, adding that remaining...

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