District Music Festival brings music community together

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Melanie Litwin

On Wednesday, April 24 the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School auditorium was filled with students of all ages, coming together for the District Music Festival. The concert brings together musicians from the high school, middle school and elementary level.

The night began with the McGinn fourth graders and the performances subsequently progressed through the grades with Park’s fifth graders, Terrill’s sixth graders, Terrill’s seventh graders and Park’s eighth graders. Between each group, high school jazz band Moonglowers and high school percussion ensemble Rhythmsense performed.
 
The last group to perform was the high school’s wind ensemble, followed by a finale with everyone from all grades playing together. The night was definitely inspirational for the younger students to see what the future has in store for them, and it was nostalgic for the high schoolers to look back at where they have come from.
 
“I think it’s really awesome that we have the District Music Festival because it’s a great way to see the growth that happens through the years of students participating in our music department,” senior Sara Barshap said. “We are very lucky to have a dedicated staff that promotes our program and helps students become better musicians.”
 
Based on the applause from the packed auditorium, it is safe to say the night was a success. To see more performances from the SPFHS musicians, be sure to check out the upcoming spring concert.