Schools Join Forces for Music in our Schools Month

By WBNG News

Schools Join Forces for Music in our Schools Month

February 21, 2012 Updated Feb 21, 2012 at 12:06 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) Students from Binghamton City School District and Susquehanna Valley School District are teaming up in March to celebrate Music in our Schools Month.

The West Middle School Stage Band, under the direction of Melanie Valencia, and Richard T. Stank Middle School Jazz Band, under the direction of SV’s Gail Markstein, will join forces in a joint performance at the Oakdale Mall at 5:15 p.m. on March 14.

The two ensembles will present individual programs and then collaborate in an ensemble performing four tunes. The evening will conclude with a 7:15 p.m. performance by the West Middle School Symphonic Band, also under Valencia’s direction, which will present a varied program of concert band selections.