Students, Parents, Public Invited to Eastman Community Music School's Annual Homecoming

November 24, 2009

More Information:
For Media Only: Helene Snihur (585-274-1057,
For The Public: 585-274-1400

Eastman Community Music School will hold its annual “Homecoming,” a tradition that began in 1998, on Saturday, Dec. 19, beginning at 9 a.m.

“‘Homecoming’ has grown into a popular event that showcases the incredible talent and musicianship in the Eastman Community Music School,” said Howard Potter, associate dean of community education at the Eastman School of Music. “The concerts are a wonderful opportunity for former students to reconnect with faculty and with each other while the public can enjoy a wide range of wonderful programming.”

A day packed with musical events, Homecoming features concurrent performances by Eastman Community Music School students and ensembles of all ages, including those made up of middle school and high school students as well as young adults and seniors, taking place in several venues on the Eastman campus. Current and former students, parents, and the public are invited to enjoy a day of performances.

All performances, many of which include holiday favorites, are free. The listing of concerts, locations, and times includes:

Eastman School Main Building, Main Hall
26 Gibbs St.

9 a.m.: New Horizons String Orchestra
9:30 am.: New Horizons Vintage Brass
9:45 a.m.: New Horizons Sine Nomine Flute Choir
10:05 a.m.: New Horizons Chorus
10:30 a.m.: New Horizons Brasso Profundo
10:50 a.m.: Hammered Dulcimer Class
11:05 a.m.: Krusenstjerna Flute Choir
11:25 a.m.: New Horizons Clarinet Ensemble
11:55 a.m.: Youth Chamber Soloists
12:20 p.m.: Youth String Orchestra
12:38 p.m.: Youth Violin Ensemble
12:50 p.m.: Youth Trombone Ensemble
12:58 p.m.: Community Chamber Singers
1:17 p.m.: Youth Trumpet Ensemble
1:32 p.m.: Musical Theatre Class

Eastman School Main Building, Kilbourn Hall
26 Gibbs St.

9 a.m.: Drum Joy and Marimba Journey
11 a.m.: Youth Violin Ensemble and Chamber Music
12:30 p.m.: Advanced and Adult Solo Recitals
2 p.m.: Advanced and Adult Solo Recitals
3:30 p.m.: Advanced and Adult Solo Recitals

Messinger Hall, Room One
10 Gibbs St.

10 a.m.: Eastman Youth Jazz Orchestra
Noon: Youth and Adult Guitar Ensembles
2 p.m.: Harp Studio Recital
4:30 p.m.: Youth Wind Ensemble

Eastman School Main Building, Howard Hanson Hall
26 Gibbs St.

2 p.m.: General Solo Recitals
3:30 p.m.: Adult Solo Recitals

The Eastman Community Music School offers an array of music instruction including private lessons, classroom studies, and hands-on musical training for youth and adults; high-quality pre-collegiate preparation; and numerous performance opportunities.

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