Mid-York Concert Band Gears-up For "Blame It On The Movies"

By: Grady Thompson

Mid-York Concert Band gears-up for "Blame it on the Movies"

NORWICH – As the weather’s getting warmer, the Mid-York Concert Band – along with music director Mark Sands – have been busy preparing for their 2017 spring concert: “Blame it on the Movies.”

The program – which is slated to take place in the Norwich High School auditorium on Sunday, May 21 at 2 p.m. – will feature two guests vocalists: Norwich High School student Aria Maholchic, and Oxford High School Vocal Teacher Michael Moren.

It’s reported that Aria will be performing “Let It Go” from the Disney animated feature film “Frozen,” and Mr. Moren will be performing “Armed Forces, The Pride of America” – a tribute to the men and women who have served, or are currently serving, in the various branches of the United States armed forces.

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Aria is a ninth grade NHS student who’s roots in music are ever-growing. She recently portrayed Morticia Addams in the NHS production of “The Addams Family.”

In 2015, she appeared on the NHS stage as Jane Banks in “Mary Poppins.” For several summers, Aria has appeared on stage at the Glimmer Glass Opera in Cooperstown, having portrayed Amaryllis in “The Music Man” a few years ago.

Michael Moren teaches pre-kindergarten to fourth grade general music, conducts the high school chorus, and directs the high school musicals in the Oxford Academy and Central School District. He also directs the Broad Street United Methodist Church Choir in Norwich.

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