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East Aurora school musicians take the prizes

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The fifth and sixth graders of Liza Schaffer’s Middle School orchestra won the first place “Grand Champion” trophy at the May 13 at the Darien Lake Music Festival with a 99 percent score for the piece “Kabuki Dance.” The winning streak continued Friday May 20 when the East Aurora High School jazz ensemble directed by Paula O’Connor took first place at the Springville Battle of the Bands.