School kids get music lesson at the Garde

Children from schools across the region attend the second of two Young People's Concerts featuring the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Toshiyuki Shimada, at the Garde Arts Center in New London Thursday, November 14, 2013. Over 2,200 students from Groton, Montville, Norwich and New London attended the two concerts on the theme "The Orchestra Loves a Parade" featuring marching music and concluding with Stars and Stripes Forever accompanied by dancers from the Eastern Connecticut Ballet.
Children from schools across the region attend the second of two Young People's Concerts featuring the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Toshiyuki Shimada, at the Garde Arts Center in New London Thursday, November 14, 2013. Over 2,200 students from Groton, Montville, Norwich and New London attended the two concerts on the theme "The Orchestra Loves a Parade" featuring marching music and concluding with Stars and Stripes Forever accompanied by dancers from the Eastern Connecticut Ballet. Sean D. Elliot/The Day Buy Photo

Toshiyuki Shimada conducts the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra for children from schools across the region Thursday in the second of two Young People's Concerts at the Garde Arts Center in New London. More than 2,200 students from Groton, Montville, Norwich and New London attended the two concerts on the theme "The Orchestra Loves a Parade," featuring marching music and concluding with "Stars and Stripes Forever," accompanied by dancers from the Eastern Connecticut Ballet. The concerts were funded by a grant from the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut with further funding from Charter Oak Federal Credit Union.

Dancers from the Eastern Connecticut Ballet wait outside their dressing rooms for their call to take the stage for the final number in the second of two Young People's Concerts featuring the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Toshiyuki Shimada, at the Garde Arts Center in New London Thursday, November 14, 2013. Over 2,200 students from Groton, Montville, Norwich and New London attended the two concerts on the theme "The Orchestra Loves a Parade" featuring marching music and concluding with Stars and Stripes Forever accompanied by dancers from the Eastern Connecticut Ballet.
Dancers from the Eastern Connecticut Ballet wait outside their dressing rooms for their call to take the stage for the final number in the second of two Young People's Concerts featuring the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Toshiyuki Shimada, at the Garde Arts Center in New London Thursday, November 14, 2013. Over 2,200 students from Groton, Montville, Norwich and New London attended the two concerts on the theme "The Orchestra Loves a Parade" featuring marching music and concluding with Stars and Stripes Forever accompanied by dancers from the Eastern Connecticut Ballet. Sean D. Elliot/The Day Buy Photo
Toshiyuki Shimada conducts the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra for children from schools across the region Thursday in the second of two Young People's Concerts at the Garde Arts Center in New London. More than 2,200 students from Groton, Montville, Norwich and New London attended the two concerts on the theme
Toshiyuki Shimada conducts the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra for children from schools across the region Thursday in the second of two Young People's Concerts at the Garde Arts Center in New London. More than 2,200 students from Groton, Montville, Norwich and New London attended the two concerts on the theme "The Orchestra Loves a Parade," featuring marching music and concluding with "Stars and Stripes Forever," accompanied by dancers from the Eastern Connecticut Ballet. The concerts were funded by a grant from the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut with further funding from Charter Oak Federal Credit Union. Sean D. Elliot/The Day Buy Photo
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