Talented Students Perform at MSS Winter Concert

Talented Students Perform at MSS Winter Concert

Main Street School held its annual winter concert before an audience of parents and family members on Jan. 25 in the theater on the middle/high school campus. The concert featured performances from the talented members of the fifth-grade band, chamber ensemble, fifth-grade chorus, Main Street School singers and orchestra.

“The students worked diligently to prepare for the concert,” Principal Joyce Chapnick said. “They were excited about sharing their music accomplishments.”

Members of the orchestra performed “Fancy Fiddles,” “Sword Dance” and “Into the Sky!” while the fifth-grade band performed “Fanfare on Ode to Joy,” “Cango Caves” and “Let’s Go Band;” and the chamber ensemble performed “Allegro in G Major” and “Rondo.” Following the intermission, the fifth-grade chorus – accompanied by pianist Dr. Jonathan Fairman – performed “Jubilate Deo,” “Mary Had a Little Blues” and “Ubuntu.” Members of the Main Street School singers performed “Upside Down” with Brady Kadro on guitar. They also performed “I’m Still Standing/Set It All Free” with Kai Johnson on drums, and “Dream Keeper.”

The winter concert was made possible thanks to Main Street School faculty, staff and custodial staff; theater technicians Stephen DiGiovanni and Gina Maher; members of the middle school and high school custodial staff; and Irvington Middle School Honor Society Adviser Paul Scattaretico.

“The music department gratefully acknowledges the Irvington Education Foundation, who generously provided the funds donated from members of the Irvington community to purchase much of the sound equipment used at the concert,” Chapnick said. “We are proud to be part of its mission: to enrich our children’s lives and worldview.”

Under the direction of fifth-grade chorus director Janet Gillespie, orchestra director Alan Goldberg and band and Main Street School singers director Megan Hannon, the students also presented an in-school concert for their classmates on Jan. 24.