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Preparing all students

to reach their full potential

as lifelong learners

and socially responsible contributors to our global community


Westport Public Schools, Westport CT
The Saturday night performance of the 2018 Candlelight Concert

 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.

Listen to Candlelight LIVE on WWPT 90.3FM!

If you can't make the concerts this weekend, you can listen to Candlelight LIVE at WWPT 90.3FM. Staples High School award winning Wrecker Radio broadcasts news, views, music & sports.

The live recording will also be posted on the WWPT soundcloud Saturday Morning. Go to https://soundcloud.com/wwpt-90-3-fm-westport to listen.

     CANDLELIGHT LIVE  (Click on CANDLELIGHT LIVE link and hit the player icon)

Annual Candlelight  Concert Dec. 13 & 14  SOLD OUT

The practicing and planning for the 79th Candlelight Concert is under way!  Three performances will be offered at Staples High School on Dec. 13 at 8pm and Dec. 14 at 3pm & 8pm. Ensembles performing at all three  performances will be choral

groups Bella Voce, Treble Chorus, Choralaires, Anima Cantorum, all Staples Bands and the 11/12 Symphonic Orchestra.

Ticket sales will open to the general public Nov. 25 at 9am and can be obtained online at the Staples Music website at staplesmusic.org.

BMS All-City Concert Dec. 5

Select Westport Middle School musicians will perform Dec. 5 at 7pm at Bedford Middle School at the Annual All-City Concert. Conducted by BMS music teachers Anthony Granata and Lou Kitchner, this extra-curricular ensemble has prepared weekly after school since the beginning of the school year. The participating musicians were  chosen based on their achievements and outstanding contributions to the music program. 

In addition, this outstanding group was selected to perform at the Danbury Fair Mall on Friday, December 6th. 

International Dot Day @ GFS!

International Dot Day is Sunday 9/15/19 and GFS staff and students in many ways in honor of the book, The Dot, by Peter Reynolds. The day was all about "making a mark and seeing where it takes you." Risk-taking, pure, honest, creative energy and encouragement made this celebration an especially fun one. 


In recognition of Dot Day, GFS artists from Ms. Robinson's class created and displayed dot art.

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.


DEC 10  BMS Choral Concert (6/7/8)

7:00PM  Bedford Middle School

DEC 11  BMS Band Concert (6/7/8)

7:00PM  Bedford Middle School


DEC 13  Candlelight Concert

8:00PM  Staples High School

DEC 14  Candlelight Concert

3:00PM & 8:00PM  Staples High School

DEC 16  BMS Orchestra Concert (6/7/8)

7:00PM  Bedford Middle School Gym

DEC 18  BMS Specialty Concert 

7:00PM  Bedford Middle School 

DEC 19  GFS Grade 5 Orchestra & 4/5 Choral

7:00PM  Greens Farms Elementary School