IMS Spring Concert Series
IMS BAND CONCERT
Irvington Middle School held its annual spring band concert on May 9 when the talented members of the sixth- through eighth-grade bands and jazz band performed before an audience of peers, teachers and parents.
“The students have developed a true sense of pride and dedication to the music program,” said band teacher Paul Scattaretico, who conducted the concert. “They are open-minded and creative. They are willing to step outside of their comfort zone and try new musical ideas.”
The concert opened with members of the sixth-grade band, who performed “Any Way You Want It,” “Antiquitus,” “Fight Song” and “Hand Clap.” The jazz band performed “Billie Jean,” “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” “Alligator Bogaloo” and “Don’t Stop Believin’.” The combined seventh- and eighth-grade bands performed “Adrenaline Engines,” “Semper Fidelis,” “Gimme Some Lovin’,” “Trumpet Shout-Out” and “Shape of You.” The concert concluded with a performance of “Sweet Caroline” by the combined bands of the middle school.
"It’s a magical experience when all the groups get together,” Scattaretico added. “It’s a culmination of spirit, energy and emotional expression. It’s that special feeling that is common across all the art forms and almost impossible to explain.”
For photos, click on: http://www.irvingtonschools.org/pages/Irvington_UFSD/News/Student_Talent_Takes_Center_St
IMS CHORUS & ORCHESTRA CONCERT
Irvington Middle School held its annual spring concert on May 17, when it treated audience members to outstanding performances by the talented members of the middle school chorus, orchestra and chamber ensemble.
During the concert, members of the orchestra performed “Red Pepper” by Jeffrey Bishop, “Dance of the Tumblers” by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov, and selections from “Mamma Mia” by ABBA. Members of the chamber ensemble performed “Inverno (Winter)” by Antonio Vivaldi and “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” by Wolfgang A. Mozart.
“The students did a wonderful job,” orchestra teacher Alan Goldberg said. “Their energetic playing was joyfully received by the audience. The favorite orchestra piece, by far, was ‘Mamma Mia.’”
Members of the chorus performed “Hey Brother” by Avicii, “Don’t You Worry ’Bout a Thing” by Stevie Wonder, “Grow, Little Tree” by Andrea Ramsey, “Waving Through a Window” from “Dear Evan Hansen,” and “Mr. Blue Sky” by Electric Light Orchestra. The evening also included a joint performance of “Viva La Vida” by Coldplay by all members of the choir and orchestra.
“The students performed professionally and artistically,” chorus teacher Stephen DiGiovanni said. “The audience was truly impressed and overjoyed by their enthusiastic singing. The favorite choir piece was ‘Mr. Blue Sky.’”
For photos, click on: http://www.irvingtonschools.org/pages/Irvington_UFSD/News/Chorus__Orchestra_Students_Del
BULLDOG FAMILY FUND SPRING APPEAL
A world of thanks to the many of you who made a donation in response to our BFF appeal letter!
See the letter here: BFF Spring Appeal Letter
Make your tax-deductible donation here: Bulldog Family Fund
Thank you in advance for your generosity and
for helping us care for our community.
SPECIAL NEEDS COMMITTEE YEAR-END CELEBRATION
Friday, June 8
Join the PTSA Special Needs Committee for an end of year celebration!
When? Friday, June 8, at 7:00pm
Where? A private home in Irvington, address provided upon RSVP
Who? All parents with students in the Irvington schools. Preschool parents welcome. Adults only, please.
Why? To eat and drink and celebrate
How much? FREE, but please tell us you’re coming: http://www.irvingtonnyptsa.org/snc-year-end-celebration.html
PTSA ANNUAL MEETING
Tuesday, June 12
Please join us for our PTSA Annual Meeting.
Tuesday, June 12
9:15am – 10:15am
Dows Lane Multi-Purpose Room
Agenda items include:
--Presentation of 2018-2019 PTSA budget and vote.
--Presentation of Executive Committee nominees and vote.
--Vote to appoint replacements for the upcoming Executive Committee Assistant Treasurer and MSS VP vacancies.
The Nominating Committee has selected candidates for open 2018-2020 Executive Committee positions. To see the candidate slate, please click on: 2018 EC Slate. The election will be held during our annual meeting on June 12, 2018.
Hope to see you there!
Please donate by Friday, June 15
If you were not able to attend the PTSA Spring Luncheon, there are still ways you can help. Please consider donating to our Schools’ Giving Trees.
The Giving Tree is a joint effort between the PTSA and administration to help fund “wished-for” items that will further enhance school initiatives.
A contribution, no matter the size is welcomed and appreciated.
Thank you for your continued support of the PTSA and our Schools.
Make your tax-deductible donation today: Giving Tree Donations
Join us in our work to bring out the best in Irvington schools.