March is Music In Our Schools Month.
Music In Our Schools Month began as a single statewide celebration in 1973 and has grown over the decades to encompass a day, then a week, and then, in 1985, a month long celebration.
The purpose is to raise awareness of the importance of music education for all children and to remind the community that school is where all children should have access to music.
Music In Our Schools Month is celebrated by hundreds of thousands of students, friends, and families in communities worldwide.
During the month of March, more than 1,500 students in the Fulton City School District will be presenting numerous performances.
• March 15: G. Ray Bodley High School Jazz Bands at 7:30 p.m.
• March 16: Volney Band and Orchestra to perform at the Syracuse Crunch game
• March 19: GRB Choruses at 7:30 p.m. in the GRB auditorium
• March 20: Lanigan concert at 6:30 p.m. and Volney concert at 6:30 p.m.
• March 21: Granby concert at 6:30 p.m. at the Granby cafe
• March 22: Fairgrieve concert at 6:30 p.m. and GRB bands at 7:30 p.m. in the GRB auditorium
• March 28: Fulton Junior High School seventh grade concert at 6:30 p.m. and eighth grade concert at 8 p.m.
• March 29: GRB Orchestra concert in the auditorium at 7:30 p.m.
In addition to the various concerts, the Music In Our Schools Month celebrations include the annual production of the G. Ray Bodley musical. This year, the Quirk’s Players will be presenting “Damn Yankees” March 8-10. Performances will be held a 7:30 p.m. in the GRB auditorium, with an addition of a matinee Saturday at 2 p.m.