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Artist Spotlight: Steppin' Out String Band

Four dynamic and talented female musicians have joined forces to form this high energy band of instrumentals and close harmony vocals. Concert programs include swinging jigs, reels, polkas, hornpipes, airs and waltzes, folks songs, ballads and traditional American patriotic music. Steppin Out String Band is a favorite with audiences of all ages at Festival Stages, Concerts and Parties. Members include Kathleen Cappon (washboard, button accordion), Barbara Jablonski (hammered dulcimer), Cathy McGrath (guitar, flute, penny-whistle), and Becky Schneider (bass, banjo, mandolin).




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For almost 55 years, Young Audiences of Rochester (YA) has been the premier provider of arts learning experiences in the Greater Rochester region. One of 30 self-supporting affiliates in the national Young Audiences, Inc. network, YA is the catalyst and connection to practicing, professional teaching artists that deliver artistically excellent, academically relevant and educationally effective art programs.


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