Tonight I attended a free concert. It was at the Mount Sinai High School, and it was members of the high school's Chorus, Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble. Now, I attended because my son is a senior at Mount Sinai High School and plays the tenor saxophone in the Symphonic Band. However, I have long thought that these concerts might be of interest to our 55+ community who just want to hear some good music. It's free, it's local and it's played in a professional manner.
Just like the local libraries, you are paying school taxes, so why not enjoy some of what the schools have to offer. The high school puts on about three concerts a year. You can access the information regarding them at the high school's website here. The next one is in May.
Tonight's selection included, amongst others, the Concert Choir/Chorus performing an Armed Forces Salute. This started the concert off and included "Anchors Away" and the "Halls of Montezuma" (just to name two). The Symphonic Band played selections from "West Side Story" to celebrate the 50th anniversary - they did a fabulous job. The Jazz Choir/Chorus had "The 59th Street Bridge Song" and "In My Life" (also just two of the four in the program); and finally, the Jazz Ensemble performed "Pressure Point" and "April in Paris".
Because the Mount Sinai School District has such a strong music program, with music a part of their school work starting in fourth grade, these "kids" sound like professionals. You can't beat the schools' concerts for an entertaining evening of music. I highly recommend it.
Kathy Passarette, and Creative Home Expressions, is based on Long Island, New York, and offers interior decorating, home staging, interior redesigns and color consultations. You can visit our website at www.creativehomeexpressions.com.