BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- The Briarcliff Manor School District celebrated Music in Our Schools month by organizing a special concert for fifth-grade students at Todd Elementary School.
The elementary schoolers ventured to Briarcliff High School, 444 Pleasantville Road, to watch the high school's band, chorus and orchestra perform a number of classical and popular songs.
According to a statement from the school district, the concert aimed to show the younger students what type of musicians they can become if they choose to pursue an instrument or choral instruction.
“Not only was it a delightful opportunity for the children to hear live music, this trip was a chance for the fifth-grade students to see and hear the progression of what they may sound like on their own instrument,” said Kate Stocker, the orchestra director at Todd Elementary.
After the concert, the fifth-graders had the opportunity to ask questions of the older students and the band, chorus and orchestra directors.
The younger students were interested in many aspects of the high school music program, including whether a private music teacher was necessary and whether balancing school work with practice was easily accomplished.