May Arts Week in Upper Perk

The second week in May is a great time to check out the wonderful art and music of the students in the Upper Perkiomen School District. Bands and choirs from Hereford and Marlborough Elementary Schools, the Upper Perk Middle School, and the Upper Perk High School will take the stage in the auditorium at Upper Perkiomen High School (UPHS, 2 Walt Road, Pennsburg, PA) while art by students from all four schools will be on display in the auditorium lobby and in the gymnasium (which will look like an art gallery, with art ranging from collage to paintings to sculpture to mixed media and beyond).

The May Arts Festival begins on Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 with a performance by the UPHS Jazz Band at 6:30 p.m., followed at 7 p.m. by the  Elementary Schools Band and the  Middle School Band.

The Arts Displays in the gym area open to the public on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 6 p.m. The UPHS Jazz Band will be performing in the gym at 6:30 p.m. this night. The Art Displays will be open on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday evening.

At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, the Elementary Schools Choir and the Middle School Choir will take the stage in the UPHS auditorium.

The Elementary Schools and Middle School Orchestra plays on Thursday, May 12, 2016, while the Upper Perkiomen High School Band and Orchestra play on Friday, May 13, 2016 – both concerts begin at 7 p.m.  There will be a high school vocal and instrumental recital beginning at 6 p.m .on Friday, May 13th in the auditorium, before the band and orchestra begin their concert.

And don’t forget to mark Saturday, June 4th on your calendar, if you ‘d like to catch the award winning Upper Perkiomen Choirs in their final concert of the school year, beginning at 7 p.m. in the UPHS auditorium. The high school choirs (“A” Choir, Uptones, Women’s Choir,  StepUP Show Choir) won the Grand Champion Award at the Nashville Music Festival in April. The award is for the highest combined score of all choirs in all 4 divisions, plus the highest singular score at the competition including all ensembles; “A” Choir had the highest score.

The UPHS Marching Band and String Orchestra also attended and competed in the Nashville Music Festival. Here are the rest of the results:

  • Marching Parade Band, Division I – First Place
  • String Orchestra Division – Silver Medal
  • Concert Choir Division II – “A” Choir – First Place
  • Chamber Choir Division II – Uptones – First Place
  • Treble Choir Division II – Women’s Choir – First Place
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