Rochester Memorial School Band Plays at Martha’s Vineyard!



The Rochester Memorial School 5th and 6th grade band traveled to Martha’s Vineyard on Wednesday,  June 3rd to play with the Martha’s Vineyard Band.  The children took the ferry over to the Vineyard and then walked up to the hill to the school to play with the band.  The Martha’s Vineyard band consisted of children from Oak Bluffs, Vineyard Haven and Tisbury.  They all gathered at the school to play with the Memorial School Band.

The children had never played together but they had all practiced the same songs separately and then practiced together before the concert at 1:00PM.  They sounded great!  You would never know that they were not one cohesive band that had played together previously.

he band teachers from each school took turns leading the band for a total of eight songs.  The children enjoyed playing together and today, Friday, June 5th, the Martha’s Vineyard Band will travel to Rochester Memorial School in Rochester, MA to play together once again for the Memorial School.

This exchange is a tradition and occurs every two years so everyone in the band is able to experience it for 5th or 6th grade.

The kids had about an hour after the concert to walk around Oak Bluffs and take in the sights.  Ice Cream was a popular place where most of the kids stopped and then had some fun playing ball in the park before they headed back to the ferry and home.  The weather cooperated and a good time was had by all.  Chris Williamson and Sue Ellis headed the trip along with parent chaperones.  What a nice day!

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