Antonina Tortorello will have co-written and performed two original songs on a professional stage before she gets her driver’s license.
Antonina and 15 other Weedsport High School students are organizing MayFest, a music and arts event where those students will also perform. Taking place Friday at Auburn Public Theater, the event will feature more than 20 musical acts rocking out across three stages. Between 80 and 90 Weedsport students will showcase artwork, photography, robotics demonstrations and more, and food trucks will be set up as well.
Guiding students through this sprawling endeavor is Brian Franco, who teaches the artist and event management class where the event originated. This will be the event’s fifth year. The class is part of the school’s music industry program, a series of electives in which students can learn songwriting, how to play instruments and more.