"The hills are alive with the sound of music," sings Maria Rainer, played by Lily Pickett in Farnsworth Middle School's rendition of the Rogers and Hammerstein classic. Maria, who loves the Austrian hills, leaves her abbey to care for the seven children of the widowed Captain von Trapp. The Sound of Music will be performed March 7 and 8 at 8 p.m. and March 9 at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $8, or $30 for four. The school is located at 6072 State Farm Rd. in Guilderland.