WESTFIELD, NJ — The Fine Arts Department of the Westfield Public Schools invited the public Monday to attend any of its 30 musical events scheduled for this spring. About 2,500 students in kindergarten through high school will perform district-wide this season.

“Studies have shown that young people who participate in the arts for at least three hours, three days a week for a year are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement, three times more likely to be elected to class office within their schools, and four times more likely to participate in a math and science fair,” said Linda King, Westfield supervisor of visual and performing arts.

“In Westfield, we give children every opportunity to succeed in the arts and I thank the community for its continued support. We make sure they are getting their fair share of arts education, which can also lead to children becoming more well-rounded individuals. We invite you to enjoy a concert and take pride in the accomplishments of Westfield’s children under the guidance of our wonderful teachers/directors,” she said. 

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 All concerts are free and begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.  The dates and locations for the spring concerts are:

March 24:  Westfield High School Madrigal Dessert – 7:30 p.m.

April 14: Washington Elementary School Fourth and Fifth Grade Band

April 20: Franklin Elementary School Advanced Band

April 22:  Jefferson Elementary School Band and Chorus

April 23:  Franklin Elementary School Intermediate Band

April 23:  Tamaques Elementary Fourth Grade Band – 6:45 p.m.

May 1:  Westfield High School  and Edison and Roosevelt Intermediate Schools Jazz Night at WHS – 6 p.m.

May 6: Westfield High School Orchestra – 7:30 p.m.

May 7:  Tamaques Elementary School Fifth Grade Band and Chorus

May 14 Westfield High School Band – 7:30 p.m.

May 16:  Westfield High School May-Hem

May 19:  Westfield High School Chorus – 7:30 p.m.

May 26  Franklin Elementary School Chorus

May 26  McKinley Elementary School Band and Chorus

May 26:  Washington Elementary School Chorus

May 27:  All Elementary Intermediate Strings at Edison Intermediate School   

May 28:  All Elementary Beginner Strings at Edison Intermediate School         

June 1:  Edison Intermediate School Concert - Sixth Grade Strings and Seventh Grade Chorus – 7:30 p.m.

June 1:  Roosevelt Intermediate School Concert – Concert Bands and Jazz Ensembles

June 2:  Edison Intermediate School Concert – Sixth Grade Band and Chorus – 7:30 p.m.

June 2:  Roosevelt Intermediate School Concert – Instrumental Chamber Music Night

June 3:  All City Festival (select students from each elementary school) – 7:30 p.m. at WHS Auditorium

June 5:  WHS Jazz and Percussion – 7:30 p.m.

June 8: Edison Intermediate School Concert – Seventh Grade Band and Strings, Eighth Grade Strings and Chamber Strings – 7:30 p.m.

June 8: Roosevelt Intermediate School Concert – Sixth and Eighth Grade Chorus

June 8: Roosevelt Intermediate School Concert – Sixth and Eighth Grade Orchestra — 8 p.m.

June 9: Edison Intermediate School Concert – Eighth Grade Band and Chorus, Broadway Singers and Jazz Ensemble – 7:30 p.m.

June 9: Roosevelt Intermediate School Concert – Seventh Grade Chorus and Sharps and Flats

June 9: Roosevelt Intermediate School Concert – Seventh Orchestra and Early Morning Orchestra – 8 p.m.

June 11: Lincoln School Celebration 9:30 a.m.; 10:30 a.m.; 1:15 p.m.; and 2:15 p.m.

For school addresses, visit www.westfieldnjk12.org