Music and entertainment filled the high school auditorium this past Tuesday, September 21 as elementary instrumental music teachers took to the stage to perform several short sets in a double header concert. The musicians, accompanied by Al Elefante Music and company played to a roomful of empty seats, as the concerts streamed live into elementary classrooms around the district. The recruitment concert performances, usually held live at each school, were instead offered virtually in keeping with health and safety guidance, and distancing protocols.
The Old Bridge elementary instrumental program begins in 4th grade where students are given the opportunity to begin individual lessons in school with periodic ensemble performances throughout the year. The recruitment concerts are held annually to offer students a way to learn about the program, the instruments and their teachers. Old Bridge School District has collaborated with Elefante Music for several years, resulting in a rigorous elementary program which affords students myriad opportunities as they progress through elementary, middle and high school. We are grateful for their collaboration and support each year.
If you missed the live stream, watch the recorded version here:
Parents can sign up their child via the links below or contact their elementary school instrumental music teacher.
Carpenter - Mr. Bell - https://forms.gle/hdum1uDRw9WL22H86
Cooper - Ms. Olivola Grade 4 - https://forms.office.com/r/p9iHeyu4gV
Cooper - Ms. Olivola Grade 5 - https://forms.office.com/r/EHcbY8R169
Grissom - Mr. Barnett - https://forms.office.com/r/LjFuWd2dDY
Madison Park - Mr. Barnett - https://forms.office.com/r/LjFuWd2dDY
McDivitt - Mr. Good - https://forms.gle/GDFEHiQAWMSsUFpq8
Memorial - Mr. Barnett - https://forms.office.com/r/LjFuWd2dDY
Miller - Mr. Bell - https://forms.gle/drK54Wxpg3HJcGaZ8
Schirra - Mr. Good - https://forms.gle/GDFEHiQAWMSsUFpq8
Shepard - Mr. Good - https://forms.gle/GDFEHiQAWMSsUFpq8
Southwood - Ms. Olivola Grade 4 - https://forms.office.com/r/p9iHeyu4gV
Southwood - Ms. Olivola Grade 5 - https://forms.office.com/r/EHcbY8R169
Voorhees - Ms. Olivola Grade 4 - https://forms.office.com/r/p9iHeyu4gV
Voorhees - Ms. Olivola Grade 5 - https://forms.office.com/r/EHcbY8R169
Old Bridge thanks Ms. Lauren Olivola, Mr. Anthony Good, Mr. Colin Bell and Mr. Daniel Barnett for sharing their talents with students and instilling a love of music. A special thank you to Al Elefante and his talented performers for all their support! And a special and great thank you to Mr. Steve Gajewski, Ms. Susan Walsh and their TV crew for all their help in putting this performance together.