ORRJHS Music Rings in the Holidays

The Old Rochester Regional Junior High School Music Department performed another wonderful concert for a full auditorium on Wednesday night, December 19. Congratulations were abundant for musicians in the Jazz Band, 7th-grade Band, 8th-grade Band, and the Chorus.

Angie Vaughn, the chorus director, maintained the high standard of performance that her musicians consistently achieve. Band Director Richard Laprise, now in his second year at the Junior High School, started off the evening with the Jazz Band which had everyone’s toes tapping.

The highlight of the night was when the 7th-grade and the 8th-grade bands were joined on the stage by local professional musician and educator Tobias Monte. Monte, a professor of music at UMass Dartmouth, gave clinics and performed two solos with the bands as part of a grant funded by the Tri-Town Education Foundation.

“It is rare for musicians of this age to get the opportunity to perform alongside a professional musician and they rose to the occasion,” said Laprise. “I am extremely proud of their hard work.”

Be sure to check out the FORM Choral Concert on March 5 and the FORM Instrumental Concert.

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