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Parents, students protest orchestra teacher’s reassignment

A decision by Wellesley school district officials to reassign a popular high school orchestra conductor to the elementary level has struck a bad chord with local students and their parents.

Dozens of Wellesley’s student musicians and parents went to a School Committee meeting last week to protest the change in responsibilities for Mary Alice McCann, who has headed up both the middle school’s and high school’s orchestras for the past few years.

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