Wednesday, May 8, 6:00PM

Marshwood High School Auditorium
260 Dow Hwy, South Berwick, ME 03908

Join us at Marshwood High School's auditorium on May 8th at 6pm for the Somersworth Spring Spectacular! Featuring student choirs, concert bands and jazz ensembles from grades 6 through 12. Directed by Devin DiBernardo, Miles Burns, and Neil Larson. 

Middle School Chorus

directed by Devin DiBernardo

"You Belong with Me" – Taylor Swift, arr. Mark Brymer

"That’s What Makes You Beautiful" – One Direction, arr. Ed Lojeski

"I’m Just Ken" – Ryan Gosling, arr. Mac Huff

Preview Performance:

"My Shot" – Lin Manuel Miranda, arr. Roger Emerson

High School Concert & Select Choirs

directed by Miles Burns
Accompanists: Derek LaBrie, Kathy Fink, Miles Burns

Concert Choir

"Little Shop of Horrors" – Howard Ashmen & Alan Menken, arr. Jay Althouse

"Defying Gravity" – Stephen Schwartz, arr. Roger Emerson

Hailey German, Soloist

"Found/Tonight" – Lin-Manuel Miranda, Justin Paul & Benj Pasek, arr. Jacob Narverud

"Taylor Swift in Concert" (Medley) – Taylor Swift, arr. Alan Billingsley

Select Choir

"What Was I Made For?" – Billie Eilish, arr. Jennifer Lucy Cook

"At the River" – Aaron Copland

Concert Choir

"New York State of Mind"Billy Joel, arr. Steve Zegree
Riley Quist, Soloist

"What About Us" – Pink, arr. Mark Brymer

Lilah Marshall, Soloist 

"My Good Lord’s Done Been Here" – Traditional, arr. André J. Thomas

Ciara O'Hare, Soloist

"Let the River Run"Carly Simon, arr. Mac Huff

Evelyn Tjoa, Soloist

Middle School Jazz Ensemble

directed by Neil Larson
student assistant & guest musician: Kezia Mawikere

"Cantina Band (Star Wars)" – J. Williams, arr. Michael Kamuf
Debut Performance!

"Breakout" – Original (N. Larson)
Debut Performance!

"Messin' with the Kid" – Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, arr. N. Larson


High School Jazz Ensemble

directed by Devin DiBernardo & Michael Marrone


"Caravan" – Dule Ellington, arr. John Wasson

"Unleash the Chicken" – Kris Berg

"Make Me Smile" – James Pankow, arr. John Wasson

6th Grade Concert Band

directed by Devin DiBernardo

"Blizzard Rock" – Francois Dorion

"Deluge" – Michael Oare

"If It Ain’t Baroque…"arr. Timothy Loest

7th & 8th Grade Symphonic Band

directed by Devin DiBernardo

Three Pieces to Be Selected from the Following:

"Whirling Novas" – Jack Wilds

"When Summer’s in the Meadow" – arr. Randall Standridge

"Cataclysm" – Robert Sheldon

"Excelsior" – James Curnow

"The Ruins of Tulum" – Jack Wilds

High School Wind Ensemble

directed by Devin DiBernardo

Four of our Honors Band Concertos & Selections:

"Windsong" - Jay Chattaway
Sophia Jeffries, Flute

"Gabriel’s Oboe" - Enmio Morricone, arr. Robert Longfield
Brooke Tuthill, Clarinet

"Persuasion" - Sammy Nestico
Kezia Mawikere, Alto Saxophone

"A Trumpeter’s Lullaby" - Leroy Anderson, arr. Philip J. Lang
Lukas Kelly, Trumpet

"The Great Steamboat Race" - Robert W. Smith

7-12 Band

directed by Miles Burns & Devin DiBernardo

"Rippling Watercolors"

"African Alleluia"


Thanks to SAU56 Superintendent Lou Goscinski & the Somersworth School Board for their continued support of music in our schools, and to Mayor Matt Gerding for proclaiming March as 'Music in Our Schools' month. Many thanks to our SMS and SHS building principals Jim Lampron, Jennifer Spector, Chris Tebo, Mike Blouin, and Katelyn Carrington. Thank you to Marshwood Music Director David Graichen, the Marshwood Music Boosters, and Marshwood High School - we appreciate you! Additional thanks to Dana O'Hare (Friend of Music) and Somersworth Elementary music teacher Michael Marrone for your continued support and commitment. 

...and special thanks to YOU!

Your donations help support the Somersworth Friends of Music, a 501(c)(3)-designated non-profit organization committed to supporting music-related programs, initiatives and opportunities at Somersworth schools. Your contributions not only help fund the purchase of instruments, but also help create a more robust K-12 musical curriculum.

Somersworth Friends of Music Officers:

Jen Riggio: President
Neil Larson: Vice President
Melissa Whiteman: Treasurer
Charlene DiBenedetto: Secretary

*Somersworth Friends of Music are always looking for new members!
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