WEST NEWBURY — Superintendent Justin Bartholomew and Fine & Performing Arts Department Chair David Schumacher invite the community to attend the annual series of holiday concerts and support talented Pentucket Regional School District musicians.
Here are the planned concerts:
- Elementary Band and Strings Concert: Wednesday, Dec. 14 (snow date Dec. 15), Middle High School Auditorium. The strings concert begins at 6 p.m., with the band concert following at 7:30 p.m. The Pentucket Music Boosters organization will be running its envelope fundraiser.
- Cafe Jazz: Friday, Dec. 16 (snow date Dec. 17), 7 p.m., Middle High School Dining Commons. The event features the Pentucket Regional High School Big Band and Jazz Combo.
- PRMHS Ensembles Concert and Arts Reception: Wednesday, Dec. 21 (snow date Dec. 22), 6 p.m.,Middle High School Auditorium and Dining Commons. Student visual art and video content will be on display in the Dining Commons, as part of a reimagined Arts Festival, starting at 6 p.m. The concert begins at 7 p.m., and will feature the Middle School and High School Choirs, Orchestras, Concert Bands, Percussion Ensembles, and Middle School Jazz Band. All groups will join for a special holiday sing-along grand finale.
Pentucket Regional High School students also will take part in theannual Ensembles Tour on Thursday, Dec. 22. Each year the High SchoolChoir, Concert Band, Orchestra, and Percussion Ensemble visit all three elementary schools to share in a celebration of the season, and to inspire students to join the music program. The Tour is not open to the public.
For the past two years, Pentucket has been recognized as a Best Communities for Music Education award recipient by the NAMM Foundation, nonprofit supported in part by the National Association of Music Merchants. This designation is the result of dedication by the Pentucket staff, and strong community support from the Pentucket Music Boosters.
Information on Pentucket Regional School District music programs and the Pentucket Music Boosters can be found at www.PentucketMusic.com.