The Edison High School campus is alive with the sound of music during three upcoming concerts in May.
The Edison Jr. High Band will present its spring concert on Tuesday, May 9 at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. Festivities will feature the seventh- and eighth-grade bands as well as the junior high jazz band performing myriad melodies.
Band Director Marc Sansone said the seventh-grade band will play such tunes as “The Liberty March,” “A Thousand Years” and “Carpathia” while the eighth-grade band will perform “Crystal City Overture,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” and “The King of Rock’N’Roll.” The jazz band’s playlist includes the classic “Georgia on My Mind” and “25 or 6 to 4.”
Meanwhile, the senior high band will take the stage on Tuesday, May 16 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. The performance will include “How to Train Your Dragon,” “Grease,” and tunes from Meat Loaf and The Beatles. The senior high jazz ensemble will feature “Hocus Pocus,” “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing),” and “Pick up the Pieces.”
Sansone said both concerts are free but any donations made will benefit the music program or Jack Moorehead Memorial Scholarship Fund.
The EHS Vocal Music Department will also hold a free choir concert on Friday, May 12 at 6 p.m. at the outdoor amphitheater at the rear of the school. Director Gregory Hofmeister said the event will include solos, duets and dance numbers and will be a celebration of the school year.
“The focus will be family and music,” he said. “The goal is to promote singing for students.”
Hofmeister added that food trucks will be on hand for spectators.