October 23 is the first concert of the school year. The CHS bands and choruses present their Music Sampler Concert at 7:00 PM at Colchester High School auditorium. This first concert of the year, also the shortest musical event of the year, features each high school band (concert band and jazz band) performing one piece each. Each of the CHS chorus groups (freshman chorus, chamber choir, concert choir, chorale, and men’s ensemble) will also perform.The high school music programs continue to experience growth in their numbers each year thanks to successful band and chorus programs at Malletts Bay School and the Colchester Middle School. This year, the CHS band program has 87 students participating (66 in concert band and 21 in jazz band). This year’s choral program has more than 100 students participating, including 40 students in the freshman chorus!
This free event provides a great opportunity for the community to get a sneak preview of our high school’s music program and its many talented students.
Friends of Colchester Music is looking forward to another school year full of concerts, fund-raising, and support for our music students. Our music programs are still growing, and so is FCM! We are an active group of parents and music teachers who advocate and fundraise for all the music programs in the Colchester School District. We would love to have your support at our meetings and at music events. Please join us! mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org President: Marie Bouffard Secretary: Emily Desaultels Treasurer: Laurie Pike Public Relations: Sally Kieny Fundraising: Angela Zwonik Webmaster: Evan Soulia