Nearly 400 young musicians performed in front of their peers at the Fifth Annual Appoquinimink School District Band Festival on April 1.

Nearly 400 young musicians performed in front of their peers at the Fifth Annual Appoquinimink School District Band Festival on April 1.

The event, held at Appoquinimink High School, is intended to provide students from schools throughout the district with an opportunity to see each other perform while encouraging ongoing participation in band.

“We believe this experience will encourage the 8th graders to continue their music education through the high school years,” said Louis L. Redding Middle School Instrumental Music Director Kathleen McGrath. “Personally, I love having the opportunity to see and hear my previous students perform. It’s a very exciting day ... one of my favorite days of the year.”

Bands from Alfred G. Waters Middle School, Everett Meredith Middle School, Louis L. Redding Middle School, Appoquinimink High School and Middletown High School performed at this year’s festival.

Check out our photo gallery from the event by clicking on the link to the left.

And be sure to support your local school’s band by attending the following evening concerts:

May 6 – Redding Middle School

May 6 – Meredith Middle School

May 7 – Bunker Hill Elementary School

May 8 – Middletown High School

May 12 – Appoquinimink High School

May 14 – Bunker Hill Elementary

May 15 – Alfred G. Waters Middle School

May 15 – Meredith Middle School

May 15 – Redding Middle School

May 19 – Brick Mill Elementary

May 21 – Old State Elementary

May 22 – Townsend Elementary

May 22 – Silver Lake Elementary

May 27 – Olive B. Loss Elementary

May 28 – Cedar Lane Elementary