NORWICH – Established in 1973, Music In Our Schools Month recognizes the significant role music plays in the education of children throughout New York state. Since 2000, the Norwich City School District Music Department has participated in the state-wide program with its annual Music In Our Schools Concert, to be held this year at 7 p.m. on March 1 in the high school auditorium.
Now in its 12th year, the concert will feature ensemble performances representing every level of the school district – from fifth-graders to high school seniors – including students from the Perry Browne Elementary, Middle and High schools, according to NHS Music Department Chairperson Mary Mayo.
This year’s program will mark a return to the concert’s original format, featuring both instrumental and vocal performances. In 2009, the concert focused on instrumental performances only, while 2010 spotlighted the district’s vocal ensembles.