The tradition in Port Chester is set to continue for a 68th year at .
The Music Department of the will present the showcase at 7 p.m., on Tuesday. Admission is free.
Following the National Anthem sung by Rosie Veltri, twirler, pom-pom, flag, dance and spirit groups from each elementary school will present two-and-a-half minute programs.
The fourth- and fifth-grade musicians from the four elementary schools will combine to form the “All-Elementary School” Band, which will be directed by Anthony Sabia and Mike Miceli. Their program will feature the songs “William Tell Overture” and “25 or 6 to 4.”
Port Chester’s middle school bands will be next; the Sixth Grade Band and the Seventh & Eighth Grade Band, both directed by Linda McDermott. The Sixth Grade Band’s theme is “American Salute”, while the Seventh & Eighth Grade Band’s theme is “Spies Are Us”.
The “Pride of Port Chester,” the High School Band, will conclude the evening’s presentation. They will be reprising their 2011-2012 field show “Civil War Suite”. A special grand finale to the High School show will light the skies with a patriotic fireworks presentation.
Robert Vitti is the PCHS Band Director.
The “Band Night Barbecue,” a fundraiser for the High School Band, will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the high school. The community is invited to arrive early and enjoy their dinner near the flag plaza, before viewing the show at Ryan Stadium.
Band Night is also the venue for the third annual Port Chester High School Community Expo, sponsored by the Port Chester Cares Community Coalition (PCCCC). Residents are encouraged to visit the numerous booths and learn about all the activities that are available to PCHS students.
Rain dates for the event will be Wednesday, June 6 and Thursday, June 7.
If you were at and local ceremonies on Monday, you were able to hear bands from Port Chester schools performing.