Education Through Music Festival to Showcase 27 Elementary and Middle School Bands, Orchestras, and Choirs

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The ETM Festival will take place at the Lehman Center for Performing Arts in the Bronx on June 6, and June 7

Students from the 2016 ETM Music Festival

We are excited to celebrate the accomplishments of our students at the annual ETM Festival...

Education Through Music (ETM) partner schools will perform at a free concert featuring 8 orchestras, 2 choirs and 17 bands from Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and Bronx inner-city elementary and middle schools on Tuesday, June 6th and Wednesday, June 7th at Lehman College. The National Anthem and performances will begin at 10:15 a.m. on both days.

Over 1,300 students will represent their schools’ ensembles in a professional performance venue. Students will celebrate their musical achievement, performing alongside their peers for a crowd of school and community supporters. Featured ensembles on June 6, 2017 and June 7, 2017 will include:

June 6, 2016
P.S. 87 Orchestra (Bronx)                                                
M.S. 529 Orchestra (Bronx)                                        
P.S. 169 Orchestra (Bronx)                                                
P.S. 175 Choir (Queens)                                                
P.S. 68 Orchestra (Bronx)                                            
P.S. 91 Orchestra & Choir (Bronx)                            
St. Ann Orchestra (Manhattan)                                        
P.S. 182 Orchestra (Bronx)                                            
M.S. 180 Orchestra (Bronx)                                        

June 7, 2016
P.S. 72 Band (Bronx)    
P.S. 42 Band (Bronx)
P.S. 103 Band (Bronx)    
P.S. 154 Band (Queens)
P.S. 43 Band (Bronx)    
P.S. /M.S. 89 Band (Bronx)
P.S. 369 Band (Bronx)    
M.S. 355 Band (Bronx)
P.S. 277 Band (Bronx)    
P.S. 48 Band (Bronx)
P.S. 39 Band (Staten Island)    
M.S. 180 Band (Bronx)
P.S. 359 Band (Bronx)    
P.S./M.S. 498 Band (Bronx)
P.S. 96 Band (Bronx)    
P.S. 76 Band (Bronx)
P.S. 195 Band (Bronx)    

“We are excited to celebrate the accomplishments of our students at the annual ETM Festival, our year-end performance showcasing our partner school students’ musical achievements,” says ETM Executive Director Katherine Damkohler. “It is so gratifying to witness the transformation of these students into confident musicians who have devoted themselves to learning their instrument and repertoire. The ETM Festival is the culmination of all their hard work on large-scale concert stage.”

Location: Lehman Center for Performing Arts                
                 250 West Bedford Boulevard West
                 Bronx, NY 10468

About Education Through Music
The ETM model currently serves nearly 27,000 students in inner-city schools in New York City, and our model reaches another 10,000 children through the work of our licensed affiliate organization in Los Angeles. ETM's comprehensive, sustainable music education network has garnered the support of corporations, public policy makers and foundations, including The Music Man Foundation, CMA Foundation, The Jerome L. Greene Foundation, Ford Foundation and D'Addario Foundation. For more information visit

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