Young Western New York Musicians Share Their Passion With Community

November 3, 2013 Updated Nov 3, 2013 at 12:01 AM EDT

By Hilary Lane

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November 3, 2013 Updated Nov 3, 2013 at 12:01 AM EDT

AKRON, N.Y. (WKBW)- In a society where music programs are being cut from schools nationwide, here in Western New York, local school districts are celebrating their young musicians.

Akron Central School hosted the 2013 New York State School Music Association Festival. Over 450 students from 55 school districts from Western New York were present.

Hundreds of family members and friends filled the auditorium to watch the young students.

Watch the video to see what the young musicians had to say about their performances.