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Vote for Cold Spring in B101 Finals

A Central Bucks elementary school could win a new piano and a chance to perform with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops.

Vote for Cold Spring in B101 Finals

Get your clicker fingers ready.

Voting begins at 7:15 a.m. and runs through 9 p.m. today (Thursday, Dec. 6) in the final round of the  B101 Christmas Choir Competition

Cold Spring Elementary's 6th grade chorus  won a semi-final round on Monday of the annual competition, sending them into the final round on Thursday. They will face off against Haverford Middle School and the third semi-finalist, which will be announced on the radio station's morning show around 7 a.m.

Visit  the station's contest website to vote for the local school; you may vote as many times as you like.

This week's division focuses on schools from kindergarten through 8th grade. Next week's competitions will feature secondary schools.

Cold Spring's entry is the song "Hot Chocolate," from the 2004 holiday movie, The Polar Express. Under the direction of music teacher Mike Gruver, the choir performed the song and recorded it at the  Middle Bucks Institute of Technology.

Chris Tully, who runs the Multimedia Technology program at MBIT, set up the recording at the school. One of his students, Connor Lepre, recorded and mixed the song.

First place winners from each division will win a new Cunningham Studio upright piano, with a retail value of $7,990, for their school's music department, courtesy of Cunningham Piano Company. They also get the opportunity to perform at the Kimmel Center with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops

The second place winner will receive a cash award of $2,000 and third place, $1,000.

This isn't the first time a local school has made it to the finals of the B101 contest.

In 2011, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel's chorus made it to the finals with their rendition of "Go Tell it on the Mountain," and Central Bucks South High School made it to the finals the following week in the secondary school division.

 

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  • OLMC Choir in B101 Contest Finals Thursday
  • CB South in Christmas Choir Competition

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