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Colchester High School To Host Spring Band and Choral Concerts

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The Colchester High School (CHS) band program will hold its spring concert on Thursday, March 24 at 7 pm in the CHS Theatre. The CHS choral program will hold its spring concert on Wednesday, March 30 at 7 pm in the CHS Theatre. Both performances are free and open to the

public.

The CHS concert band will play a medley of George Gershwin pieces and will have CHS Principal Amy Minor as a guest conductor for John Philip Sousa’s “Manhattan Beach March.” The jazz band will be playing “Peg” by Steely Dan, Freddie Hubbard’s “Red Clay,” an arrangement of Gershwin’s “The Man I Love,” featuring vocalist Ize Bertoni, and an arrangement of a Snarky Puppy song called “Shofukan.” There will also be several chamber groups playing arrangements of pieces such as Lennon and McCartney’s “Yesterday” and Elfman’s “Theme for the Simpsons.”

 The Choral Concert will feature performances by all five vocal ensembles:  Freshmen Chorus, Concert Choir, Chorale (select ladies ensemble), the Testostertones (CHS all-male group) and Chamber Singers.  This concert will feature music from around the world and will include performances by senior vocalists.

 Each concert is expected to last a little over an hour.

About Friends of Colchester Music:

Friends of Colchester Music was formed in 2005 by a CSD music teacher and parent volunteer who recognized the need for a music booster organization in the school district. Their objective was to support the student musicians of Colchester and bring together those who felt that supporting strong music education programs was as critical to the schools as supporting academic and sports curriculums. For more information, visit http://www.friendsofcolchestermusic.com/.

For more information, contact:

Marie Bouffard, FCM Chair

Email: friendsofcolchestermusic@gmail.com

 

CMS choral students wait for their turn to perform during the CSD choral concert held on March 4.
CMS choral students wait for their turn to perform during the CSD choral concert held on March 4.