Students from East Lyme and Salem schools collaborate in concert

The music departments of the East Lyme and Salem public schools present a district-wide band concert featuring over 300 musicians at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Students from East Lyme High School, East Lyme Middle School and Salem Middle School will perform, both as separate units and together, and the concert will take place in the auditorium at East Lyme High School.

"We have amazing student musicians, and we want to showcase their talents," says Karen Ciccone, a music teacher at East Lyme Middle School and one of the event's organizers.

Also coordinating the event are fellow music teachers Colin McCune (East Lyme Middle School), James Gerrard (Salem Middle School) and Angelica Fadrowski (East Lyme High School).

The program includes the East Lyme 5th Grade Band playing "Mustangs!"; the East Lyme 6th Grade Band performing "Rise of the Avatar"; the East Lyme 7th and 8th Grade Middle School Band's rendition of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"; the Salem 7th and 8th Grade Middle School Band doing "Counterbalance"; and the East Lyme High School Band's arrangement of "Galop."

Together, as the East Lyme and Salem Public Schools District Wide Band, the entire ensemble will present "The Star-Spangled Banner"; "In the Valley of the Ancients"; "Safari"; and "Batman Generations." 

The concert is free and open to the public. East Lyme High School is located at 30 Chesterfield Road, East Lyme. Call (860) 739-3966.

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