Friday, April 26, 2013

Culture Club

It's that time of the year, when a school year's worth of work (or at least a semester's worth) goes on display.

In the coming days, the Pottstown school district will offer a number of opportunities to enjoy that work and a bit of culture, in the form of music and food.

(Just add wine and you've got most of what life's worth living for! ... sorry no alcohol at school district events.)

The first cultural event next week will be held Tuesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.

The school district's Diversity Committee  will host a FREE (yes, you read that right, we're talking free food and entertainment  people) "Flavors of the World event. 

Come sample food from other cultures prepared by the district's culinary arts students for Flavors of the World!

Enjoy multicultural entertainment from 5:45 p.m. to 6 p.m., which will include: 
  • African Dancers from Pottstown Dance Theatre from 6 to 6:15 p.m.;  
  • Latino Dancers from CCLU (Centro Cultural Latinos Unidos) from 6:15 to 6:30 p.m. 
  • Irish Dancers from Pottstown Dance Theatre starting at 6:30 p.m.
After "Flavors" visitors can stay and enjoy the PHS Band/Choir concert at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.

The free, open to the public concert featuring all of the Pottstown High School performing groups will feature the following high school performing groups:
  • Jazz Band; 
  • Flute and Clarinet Ensembles; 
  • Pop Vocal Ensemble; 
  • Concert Choir;
  • Concert Band. 
Mr. Vought and the Pottstown High School Jazz Band performed 
most recently at the Spaghetti and Jazz Band fundraiser at
the Goodwill Fire Co.
All senior musicians will be recognized at the end of the concert. 

And if that wasn't enough for you, lets add music and dance.,

The next evening, on May 1st at Pottstown High School, the school district will showcase its band students.

At 7 p.m. the night will start with the Beginner Band which is comprised of beginning fourth and fifth grade students from all five elementary schools. 

Following the Beginner Band is the Elementary Brass Quintet which has just returned from their performance in Harrisburg for Music in our Schools Month.

The night will not be complete without an appearance from the Elementary Jazz Band which will be playing four selections featuring some of the hardest working students in the elementary schools. 

Closing the night is the All-City Band which is made of second year musicians in fifth grade. 

These students will be playing two selections by world famous composer Robert W. Smith as well as a march that will get your foot tapping. 

If you are looking for a glimpse at future marching Trojans, here is your opportunity.

But wait, there's still more! 

If you're still hankering for more jazz band, or maybe you missed the very successful April 20 Spaghetti and Jazz Dinner, the Pottstown High School Jazz Band will be performing for your entertainment and for dancers at The Ballroom On High on Friday, May 10. 

Dance lessons begin at 8 p.m., dancing begins at 9 p.m., and the PHS Jazz Band will perform at 9:30 p.m. 

Admission is $12 for adults and $7 for full-time students. 

The Ballroom On High is at 310 East High Street in Pottstown. Come on out for a great evening of music and dancing from the golden age of "Swing". 

If you would like a preview of the skills on hand for the high school jazz band performance, check out this video of their performance at the Daniel Boone Jazz Band Festival in March, available to all on the great Pottstownbands You Tube Channel.

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