1st Annual Music Achievement Performances Festival

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Troy Grindle conducts the East Hampton High School orchestra at the May 24 school concert. (A. hinkle photo).
Troy Grindle conducts the East Hampton High School orchestra at the May 24 school concert. (A. hinkle photo).

A night of outdoor music on the lawn will be presented at East Hampton High School as part of the First Annual Music Achievement Performances (MAP) Festival. The event will be held on Thursday, June 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. and celebrates the school’s music and drama programs with awards and unplugged performances by students.

This festival will feature primarily senior performances and represents the community’s last chance to see these students showcase their talents. The festival will also acknowledge and thank the school’s two retiring musical giants, band director Marilyn Van Scoyac and choral teacher David Douglas. Additionally, Achievement Awards for Music and Drama will be presented.

MAP Festival attendees are encouraged to bring beach chairs, blankets, and a picnic dinner (alcohol is prohibited on school grounds).
Admission to the festival is $5 per person ($20 maximum per family).

About the MAP Festival:

The Far East Fiddle Club (A. Hinkle photo).
The Far East Fiddle Club (A. Hinkle photo).

The festival is an initiative spearheaded by parents of students in the school’s music and drama programs and funds raised from the event will be used as seed money in the formation of a Music & Arts Booster Club at East Hampton High School.

East Hampton School District was recently designated one of the 2016 Best Communities for Music Education and was one of just 476 districts across the country to be recognized. The Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) program is a signature program of the NAMM Foundation that recognizes and celebrates schools and districts for their support and commitment to music education.

In addition to the school orchestra, band and chorus, East Hampton High School offers a number of specialty music groups for students including “The Manly Men” (a men’s vocal ensemble, “Bella Voci” (a women’s vocal ensemble) and “Camerata” (a mixed vocal ensemble), as well as the Chamber Ensemble, Jazz Band and The Far East Fiddle Club.

For more information on the festival, contact Elizabeth Genovesi at lizgen@me.com or (631) 786-5556.

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