Port Chester Schools Get Set for Annual Choral, Instrumental Concerts

Events involving hundreds of young musicians set for March 6 and 13.

There's lots of good music coming up at Port Chester's schools.

The Music Department is getting set for two District Concerts for the annual observance and celebration of “Music In Our Schools Month” during March.  The District Choral concert is set for Wednesday, March 6, and the District Instrumental concert is set for Wednesday, March 13.

 Both shows start at 7 p.m. in Port Chester Middle School’s Archie Jacobs Auditorium. And, the price is right: Admission is free. 

Leading the Choral program on March 6 will be the 100-member Select Fifth Grade Chorus, representing Port Chester’s four elementary schools and directed by Kristen D’Avanzo, Kristin Fleming and Michael Johnson. 

Next to perform will be groups from Port Chester Middle School, the Sixth grade Chorus, Seventh & Eighth Grade Chorus and Show Choir, all led by Mark Zizolfo.  Port Chester High School’s Concert Choir, under the direction of Linda Penney, will round out the program.

The theme for the concert will be the “Music from the Movies.”  Among the songs presented will be “Over The Rainbow,” “The Rose,” “Puttin’ On the Ritz,” “My Heart Will Go On” and “Up Where We Belong.”

All of the groups will combine to sing the finale, “Joyful, Joyful." 

The District Instrumental Concert on March 13 will feature several musical groups, including the Select Fifth Grade Band, led by Michael Miceli and Anthony Sabia, the Middle School’s Sixth Grade Band and the Seventh & Eighth Grade Band directed by Linda McDermott and the Symphonic Band of Port Chester High School, led by Robert Vitti. 

The bands will perform an eclectic mix of selections, including “James Bond Theme,” “Gettysburg,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “The Crown of Castile” and “Goddess of Fire.”

The Grand Finale will feature the combined talents of all 350 instrumental participants performing “America the Beautiful.”



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