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Seven pupils from Frontier Elementary School in Largo have a new respect for recording artists.

The pupils and their music teacher Nancy Biringer traveled to a recording studio in St. Petersburg last week to record the official Frontier Elementary School song.

The song was written by children's entertainer, musician and composer Jack Hartmann, whose children, Graham and Lauren, attend the school. The pupils who recorded it are members of school choruses and were selected based on auditions.

"I worked them in groups trying to get the best blend of voices," Biringer said. "The studio only held so many so we had to limit the number."

It was the first experience any of them had with a recording studio, and at first it was exciting, Biringer said.

"They loved it! Then they started realizing that it can get tedious (singing) it over and over again to get it right. So they have a new respect for recording stars," Biringer said.

The song will be played every day during morning announcements and at assemblies "for the whole school to sing along. It's going to be our school song so all the children will learn it and be able to sing along with it," Biringer said.

Pupils participating in the recording session were Sara Branham, Victoria Hall, Barry Frioni, Camille Staggers, Ashley Vernon, Nicholas Vollentine, and Laura Wells. Charles Burgess also was selected, but couldn't participate due to scheduling conflicts.

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