Fiddles and food will make for a downhome Friday night at B.T Wilson when
Kerrville Independent School District orchestra students perform in the inaugural KISD Fiddle Fest this evening.
Students in grades fourth through 12th grade will perform six short programs beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the B.T. Wilson campus, 605 Tivy St. Events will take place in the parking lot and cafeteria.
There will be food served available from Conchita’s on Main, CiCi’s Pizza, Buzzie’s Bar-B-Q, Chick-fil-A and Kona Ice.
B.T. Wilson orchestra teacher Karen Billingsley had the idea to create the Fiddle Festival in Kerrville.
“We have been discussing ways to get all of our students together and get the community involved,” said Billingsley. “We don’t have room to invite them to regular concerts because of space, so this idea seemed like it would do both things for us.”
Attendees will be treated to classic fiddle tunes, including “Cripple Creek,” “American Hoedown,” “Fiddles on Fire,” “Rocky Mountain,” “Old Joe Clark” “Flop-Eared Mule,” “Irish Washerwoman” and “Old MacDonald” in fiddle style.
“I think the kids are getting excited, because we are dressing in Western wear and having food,” said Billingsley. “They also enjoy having a chance to play this kind of music. Our younger students are looking forward to seeing and hearing the ‘big kids.’”