A Best Communities for Music Education recipient
Staples High School, Westport CT
The Westport Youth Concert February 2019,
"Music of India"
JAN 28 SHS Jazz Band Concert
7:00pm, Staples High School Cafeteria
JAN 31 SHS Winter Concert: Grade 9/10 Band & Orchestra
7:30pm, Staples High School
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
Upcoming Winter Concerts
Staples Jazz Bands will perform with "Jazz & Java" Jan. 28, 7pm, in the SHS Cafeteria. Enjoy a cup of coffee and listen to these talented musicians.
January 31, SHS 9/10 Orchestras, Bands & Chamber Orchestra will feature "Winter Passages" 7:30pm in the SHS Auditorium.
Westport Youth Community Concert February 4
The Westport Youth Community Concert returns in 2020 on Feb. 4, at 7pm in the SHS Auditorium. This year's concert theme, Music of China, features the SHS Chamber Orchestra, Orphenians, Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble, 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. In school Grade 3-6 performance will be held Feb. 4 & 6. Find out more about the WYC Initiatives.
Our special guest artists this year come from the New York Chinese Cultural Center. The NYCCC is a cultural and educational institution dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of Chinese arts in local and global communities since 1974. For more information about NYCCC, visit www.nychineseculturalcenter.org.
NYCCC musicians (l to r) Yang Wang playing the Erhu, Wei Sun by the Guzheng and Jiaju Shen playing the Pipa will perform at the Westport Youth Concert
For the seventh straight year, the Westport Public School's 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.
Westport Music Department Receives Best Communities for Music Education Award
The Westport Music Department’s Vision is to develop our students’ artistic literacy and global awareness by growing their ability to create, perform and respond to diverse music at the highest level in a safe and nurturing environment.