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MUSIC & VISUAL ARTS

Westport Public Schools, Westport CT
The Westport Youth Concert February 2020
"Music of China"

 Striving to develop each student's artistic literacy & global awareness

 

The Westport Music & Art Department's vision is to develop each students' artistic literacy and global awareness by developing their ability to create, perform/produce and respond to diverse music and art at the highest level in a safe and nurturing environment.

Long Lots Music Groups Go to All-State!

The Long Lots Chamber Orchestra and Grade 5 Chorus, the Long Lots Singers,  have been selected to perform at the 2020 CT All-State Festival in Hartford. They submitted concert recordings in November for review by a panel of music educators and were the only elementary groups chosen. Their performance is tentatively scheduled for Friday, April 3rd at the Connecticut Convention Center at 10:40 am. 

Westport Youth Concerts Feb 4 & 6

The Westport Youth Concerts return to SHS in 2020:  

Feb. 4 - 9:45am Students Grades 5 & 6  Feb. 4 - 7pm Community Concert

Feb. 6 - 9:45am Students grades 3 & 4

This year's concert theme, Music of China, features Staples High School musicians, the Middle School Percussion Ensemble and special guests from the New York Chinese Cultural Center

The Westport Youth Concert began as an opportunity to enrich Westport students' global awareness by building their understanding of diversity and uniqueness of global cultures. In alignment with the Westport Public Schools mission statement, the Music Department has served as an integral component in the development of a context for a global entrepreneurial initiative. The concert has evolved into a cross-curricular, collaborative event involving not only music, but visual art, foreign language and outside organizations such as the Westport Library, WestPAC and PTA Cultural Arts.

ABOVE: WestPAC traveling Learning Gallery featuring Chinese art. TOP RIGHT: Elementary students work on Ming Dynasty Vase art in preparation for the Youth Concert. FAR RIGHT: Saugatuck Elementary media display. RIGHT: Chinese lanterns created by Elementary students.

GFS Mood Meters featured @Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

Westport Music Department Recognized Among Best Communities Nationally for Music Education

For the seventh straight year, the Westport Public Schools Music Dept. has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from the NAMM Foundation. Recognized for its outstanding commitment to music education, Westport joins 623 districts across the country in receiving this prestigious award for 2019. The recognition is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.

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FEB 4  Westport Youth Concert

9:45am: Grades 5&6 / 7:00pm: Community Concert

Staples High School 

FEB 6  Westport Youth Concert

9:45am: Grades 3&4

Staples High School 

FEB 8  HS All-State Auditions

North Haven High School​

MAR 20-21  MS Western Regional Music Festival

Wilton High School 

MAR 26  Night of Percussion Concert

7:00pm, Staples High School 

MAR 31  LLS All-State Preview Concert

7:00pm, Long Lots Elementary School​

APR 2-4  All-State Festival

CT Convention Center, Hartford

APR 22  SHS/BMS Jazz Concert

7:00pm, Staples High School ​

APR 29  SHS Grade 11/12 Symphonic Band & Orchestra Concert

7:30pm, Staples High School ​

APR 30  BMS All Band Concert

7:00pm, Bedford Middle School​