Rowan musicians win praise at fiddler's festival

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 5, 2008

Rowan musicians were well represented at the Ole Time Fiddler’s and Bluegrass Festival held May 23-25 at the Fiddler’s Grove Campground in Union Grove.
Two students of music teacher Carrie Webster entered a poster contest and won free tickets for themselves and their families to attend the festival. These students were Benjamin Cavalier, age 7, and Mikayla Beatty, age 10. Their posters were on display at Fiddler’s Grove.
Other students who competed in the Junior Bluegrass Fiddle Division were Elexa Phillips, 6; Chloe Ward, 7 and Molly Ward, 10.
Another of Webster’s students, Anna Childers, performed with her family’s gospel band in the bluegrass band competition.
Webster performs with Dry Run Bluegrass Band which placed third in this year’s bluegrass band competition.
Samantha Snyder of Lexington won the top award at the festival this year. She is only 9 years old, making her the youngest musician ever to win the coveted title.