WEST NEWBURY – Superintendent Justin Bartholomew is pleased to share that the virtual Pentucket Music Conservatory Spring Recital will premiere live next week.
Wednesday, May 26, and Thursday, May 27, at 7 p.m.
The recital will be shared live on the district’s Pentucket Music Conservatory YouTube Channel here.
The two-day recital will feature more than 100 Pentucket Regional Middle and High School music students, featuring 55 performances in all. The recital will include solo and group performances including some original work. The faculty virtual rock band will perform the original Otis Redding version of “Respect,” subsequently made famous by Aretha Franklin.
The grand finale will feature the Pentucket Regional High School choir, orchestra, band and percussion virtual ensemble performing a Beatles medley titled “Can’t Buy Me Love.”
The recital also will include a senior tribute, award presentations, and student recognitions.
“Our students have remained as dedicated to their love of music and their education as ever, even in the face of the pandemic, and we are so excited for this opportunity to come together as a community, enjoy their music and recognize their accomplishments,” said Director of Jazz & Bands David Schumacher. “I encourage the community to tune in and celebrate their hard work.”
Earlier this school year, Pentucket Regional School District was honored by the NAMM Foundation as one of its 2021 recipients of the Best Communities for Music Education award. For the past 22 years, this honor has been awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.
The NAMM Foundation is a nonprofit supported in part by the National Association of Music Merchants and its approximately 10,400 members around the world. The foundation advances active participation in music-making by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs. For more information about The NAMM Foundation, please visit www.nammfoundation.org.