There are only two days left of this month to celebrate “Music in Our Schools Month”. Schools all over the United States have been doing a great job participating in this event.
March is “Music in our Schools” Month
According to the National Association of Music Education (NAME), March is music in our schools month. Along with a host of concerts in the coming weeks, many of our schools will be participating in the regional San Juan Music Educators Association (SJMEA) Festival at Western Washington University. This is an annual event with music adjudication and master teaching. Many schools hold preview concerts before they head to the festival.
The Central City Strings Concert, featuring Kulshan and Whatcom middle schools and Bellingham High School orchestra students, will take place Wednesday, March 4 at Bellingham High.
The Northside Strings Concert, featuring Shuksan and Whatcom middle schools and Squalicum High School orchestra students, will be held at 7 p.m., March 11 in the Squalicum gym.
Bellingham High School choirs will present their Choral Contest Preview Concert 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 17 in a free concert in the BHS theatre. Mixed Choir, Concert Choir, and Showstoppers will perform.
Bellingham and Sehome High choirs will sing with the Whitworth Choir at 7:30 p.m., March 21 at Birchwood Presbyterian Church.
The Squalicum High Band and Orchestra Concert will be held 7 p.m., March 23 in the Squalicum Forum.
The Whatcom Middle School Orchestra Concert will be held 7 p.m., March 18 in the Whatcom auditorium.
The Sehome Orchestra Spring Concert will take place 7 p.m., March 24 in the Sehome cafeteria.
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The Bellingham High School Band Concert will be held 7 p.m., March 24 in the BHS theatre.
The Squalicum High School Choir Festival Concert will be held 7 p.m., March 24 in the Squalicum Forum.
The Bellingham High School Orchestra Festival Concert will be held 7 p.m., March 26 in the BHS theatre.
The Shuksan Middle School Orchestra Concert will be held 7 p.m., March 17 in the Shuksan cafeteria.
The San Juan Music Educators Large Group Orchestra Festival will take place all day on Thursday, March 16 in the Whatcom auditorium. Sixteen area orchestras will be performing.
The Sehome High School Choir Concert will be held 7 p.m. on March 26 in the Sehome cafeteria.
The Bellingham High Showstoppers will tour to Bellingham High feeder schools on March 27.
Some Nights Performed by the Bellingham High Showstoppers
They have been busy! This is what I like to see since I am “jazzed” all the time about music.
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