5th Grade Advanced Strings And Band Celebrates “Music In Our Schools” Month With Special Concert

WILMINGTON, MA — March is nationally known as “Music In Our Schools Month” (MIOSM) to celebrate and promote music education classes in schools all across the country.

Wilmington is extremely fortunate to be able to offer a wide array of music classes at every level, including general music, chorus, strings, and band.

The 5th Grade Advanced Strings and Band students presented a MIOSM concert to the North Intermediate on Friday, March 9. It was the students’ idea to share what they have been learning in lessons and rehearsals with their classmates and teachers.

The concert opened with the Advanced Band performing “Miles Ahead” by Jay Taylor. The Advanced Strings performed “Clog Dance” by Eliot del Borgo. For the grand finale both ensembles united to play a catchy tune, “Twinkle, Twinkle, Rockin’ Star.”

Some of the greatest highlights of this concert were the tremendous number of students who volunteered to perform solos between the ensemble selections. Selections included “Happy Birthday,” “Pop Goes the Weasel,” “Hedwig’s Theme,” “Ode to Joy,” “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” “Prelude Suite,” and “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” The students all performed beautifully to a rapt and attentive audience of their peers and teachers.

(NOTE: The above press release is from Anita DiLullo.)

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