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St. Peter Interparish School students Aubrey Morff, left, Katie Farr, right, and Sophia Schepers watch the projection screen and follow along as they play a variety of instruments.

St. Peter Interparish School students Aubrey Morff, left, Katie Farr, right, and Sophia Schepers watch the projection screen and follow along as they play a variety of instruments. Photo by Julie Smith.

Ian Kilgore subtly bounced his upper body in tempo to the computer-generated music as he read the notes on the SMARTBoard, playing the corresponding fingerings on his recorder.

The songs were familiar, as they were the same as what he earned his “music belts” for in fourth-grade, too.

Cedar Hill Elementary School music teacher Terri Lloyd sang along as she moved the cursor for Kilgore’s classmates to follow the notes.

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In the front row, Lizzie Cremer’s recorder was tied with multiple colors of yarn — her belts from last year. Using the Recorder Karate program, students receive a “belt” as they successfully play incrementally more difficult music.

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