The Paul V. Moore High School wind ensemble, percussion ensemble and brass ensemble performed for all the third graders across the Central Square School District in what is known as the “Third Grade Demonstration Concert” recently.
The purpose of the concert is to showcase the many instruments that are available, giving the third graders the opportunity to hear each instrument before selecting one to play in the coming years.
“The concert gave our high school students an opportunity to be leaders and impact our future musicians,” said Tom Colabufo, Central Square executive director of elementary instruction and personnel.
The students who show an interest and aptitude for a given instrument will have the chance to take lessons and enter the fourth grade band program this fall.
The event was made possible through the cooperative effort among the high school staff and all of the elementary music staff, building teachers and administration.
Ron Haldeman, Central Square K-12 music area specialist, said, “The third graders receive the benefit, but the high school students who are performing are also able to pass on to their younger peers a little bit of what they have experienced during their elementary, middle and high school career. Peers demonstrating for their own peers has a positive influence.”
Wind ensemble director Craig Elwood conducted the performance. The group performed the “Charlie Brown Theme Song,” the “Star Wars Theme Song, “Mambo No. 5” and others.