First Notes students to perform spring concert tonight
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What: First Notes Spring Concert.
When: 6 p.m. on Thursday.
Where: Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek.
Cost: $5 suggested donation.
More information: Visit http://www.vvf.org.
BEAVER CREE — Students in the Youth Foundation’s First Notes music program will help usher in spring on Thursday night at the Vilar Performing Arts Center, as student musicians from Homestake Peak School and Avon Elementary School join forces to present their annual First Notes Spring Concert.
“This combined show will be a wonderful opportunity to witness the progress these young students have made over the course of the winter semester,” said Melisa Rewold-Thuon, Vice President of Education for the Vail Valley Foundation. “First Notes is a tremendous program that is truly making a difference in the lives of our young people.”
Scheduled for a 6 p.m. start, with a $5 suggested donation, the First Notes students are slated to perform alongside classmates from their individual schools, with the Homestake Peak String Orchestra and Band kicking off with their renditions of a number of standards, including “Pop Goes the Weasel,” “Hot Cross Buns” and “Skip to My Lou.”
Avon Elementary students will also perform, with tunes including “French Folk Song,” “Banana Boat Song” and Auld Lang Syne,” with a special rendition of “When I’m Gone,” courtesy of fifth grade students.
In between student performances, the First Notes teachers will take to the stage for their version of “O Mio Babbino Caro” from Gianni Schicci. The evening will come to a rousing conclusion, with the First Notes awards and a combined finale rendition of “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” featuring every First Notes students and teachers.
The 2014 Spring Concert marks the first time that a First Notes performance has been held at the Vilar Performing Arts Center. The First Notes program now includes second through fifth graders at Avon Elementary School and Homestake Peak School.