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Park High School senior Allyssa Phillips, 18, has played in the District 833 orchestra program since its 2006 inception. Phillips, of St. Paul Park, is among the crop of first graduating seniors who have played in orchestra since elementary school. (Bulletin photo by William Loeffler)

Crescendo coming: District orchestra program to mark milestone Sunday

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Park High School senior Allyssa Phillips was a fourth-grader at Pullman Elementary School when she began playing the violin in the District 833 orchestra program.

“I was already in choir and band and I just liked the challenge and it was something new,” said Phillips, who lives in St. Paul Park.

This spring, Phillips will be among the first group of graduating seniors who have played in the orchestra at every grade level since its inception.

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William Loeffler
William Loeffler is a playwright and journalist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He worked 15 years writing features for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He has also written travel stories based on his trips to all seven continents. He and his wife, Michelle, ran the Boston Marathon in 2009. 
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