LMS band to join Pennsylvania bands in exhibition concert

The Liberty Middle School Band will travel to Pennsylvania on Tuesday, Feb. 6, to join with the Western Wayne Middle School and Western Wayne High School for a one-of-a-kind clinic and exhibition concert sponsored by the KHS America Academic Alliance.

After working on the festival music in their own schools, band students from the two districts will meet for the first time as a band early in the morning and spend the day getting to know one another through music. Under the baton of clinician Dr. Peter L. Boonshaft, the students will have the opportunity to collaborate and learn festival rehearsal techniques to take back to their schools.

Boonshaft, director of education for KHS America, is the author of “Teaching Music with Passion, Teaching Music with Purpose, and Teaching Music with Promise.” He was honored

by the National Association for Music Education and Music For All as the first recipient of the “George M. Parks Award for Leadership in Music Education,” and was selected for the Center for Scholarly Research and Academic Excellence at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, where is professor emeritus of music.

The culminating exhibition concert is free and open to the public. The concert will begin at 4 p.m. at Western Wayne High School Veterans Memorial Auditorium, at 1970 Easton Turnpike, Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania. Doors will open at 3:30 p.m.

For more information on KHS America and the Academic Alliance, visit https://academicalliance.com/