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With The Pride of Port Chester’s Parade Drum Major Thomas d’Esperies (front) setting an example on the edge, a line of musicians marches in place while running through the music of one of the “New World Symphony” movements.

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As a fourth-grader at King Street Elementary School, Kathleen Scarola spent several afternoons in her bedroom, practicing segments of Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9, often referred to as “New World Symphony,” as she was learning to play the flute. It was repertoire assigned by her music teacher at the time, Mike Miceli.

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