Grade School Choir Banned From Singing PATRIOTIC SONGS At Utah Freedom Festival
School district officials in a small-town, southern Utah county have canceled a plan to send a fifth-grade choir to sing patriotic songs at a local festival because some local parents oppose the politics of the event and of its organizers.
The one-day gathering now bereft of a fifth-grade choir is the Western Freedom Festival in Cedar City (pop: 28,857), reports The Salt Lake Tribune.
On Friday, school district officials and festival coordinators announced that fifth graders from surrounding Iron County will not croon a scheduled set of patriotic songs collectively called Hope for America. It was a mutual decision.