Winding Down

We’re coming to the end of another school year, and after a gorgeous weekend like the one we just had, summer’s so close you can almost taste it!  But, as I keep trying to explain to my kids (and remind myself), there’s still a month of school left, and still a few things to accomplish before we dive into summer vacation.  And a few things still to look forward to, like this week’s concerts:

On Tuesday, May 22nd at 7pm the Mt. Hope High School bands and choruses will present their Spring Concert in the high school auditorium on Chestnut Street in Bristol.  Performing will be the MHHS Concert Band directed by Robert Arsenault; the Chorus directed by Vicki Boyle and accompanied by Melissa Woolverton; the Vocal Ensemble; and the Symphonic Band directed by Christopher Lambert.  The combined bands and choruses will present “An American Songbook”, arranged by Douglas Wagner.  Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $5 for adults (free for children, students, and senior citizens).  Call 254-5980 ext. 3164 for more information.

On Wednesday, May 23rd at 7pm the Kickemuit Middle School 6th Grade Band, 6th Grade Chorus, and KMS Jazz Band will perform in the middle school auditorium on Child Street in Warren.  The 6th grade band and jazz band programs are directed by Jeffrey Brackett, and the choral program is directed by Andre Arsenault.  Songs featured in this performance will include “Clarinet Blues”, “Rock Around the Clock”, “Dynamite”, “Empire State of Mind”, and “Hey, Soul Sister”.

On Thursday, May 24th at 7pm the Kickemuit Middle School 7th and 8th Grade Chorus and the 7th and 8th Grade Bands will perform in the middle school auditorium on Child Street in Warren.  The choral program is directed by Andre Arsenault, and the 7th and 8th grade band program is directed by Melissa Labonte.  Songs featured this evening will include music that these groups will be performing at the Great East Festivals in Derry, NH on June 1st, such as “The Song That Nature Sings”, “Jubilate Deo”, and “As Twilight Falls”.  Ensembles will also perform music from the movies “Titanic”, “Star Wars”, “Raiders of the Lost Ark”, and “Beauty and the Beast”.

Donations to support the middle school music program will be gratefully accepted at the door.

2 thoughts on “Winding Down”

  1. I’m in the 6th grade and WOW the bands are both really really really good. If you really have nothing to do it is well worth your time plus it is free so if you’re looking for something easy and cheap to do then there’s an idea!!!!

    please come
    hope you enjoy!!!

    1. Thanks for commenting, Sarah! I hope lots of people will come out and support our young musicians, maybe even make a donation to keep these excellent programs strong! Our bands and choruses are really good, and it’s well worth marking your calendar and cheering on these young musicians!

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