Dust off those instruments and join our Beginner Band for
AC’s first-ever Side-by-Side Concert!
Friday, March 1st
Allendale Columbia School
Side-by-side concerts are opportunities for musicians of various ages and ability levels to get together and learn from each other, build strong connections through music, and celebrate learning and growth in a fun, low-stress environment. Parents, older siblings, grandparents, extended family and family friends are all invited. School faculty, staff, and administrators are also welcome to join in the fun.
One night and one night only
Here’s What’s Involved
Music: The music will be easy (appropriate for our band beginners). Once you sign up and tell us the instrument, we’ll give you the sheet music for your part in two band pieces. We encourage you to practice at home and with your loved one to extend the side-by-side experience!
Rehearsal: We will spend the late afternoon on Friday (4:25-5:15 p.m.) and the time between dinner and the concert (6-7 p.m.) rehearsing together, with students and adults sitting side-by-side. AC band directors Lynn Grossman and Gabriel Costanzo will lead the rehearsals and concert.
Food! All performers and family members who plan to watch the concert are invited to a family-style dinner Friday evening. We will provide pizza and light drinks, but you are welcome to bring your own dinner if you prefer.
Concert: At 7:00 p.m. sharp the band will perform the two pieces, showcasing our practice and the love of music that transcends generations. The performance will not be long, but it will certainly last for a long time in everyone’s memories!
Audience: Any members of our community who do not participate in the performance will play an important role as audience members! In addition to your presence, we would love for you to film the performance so that we can put together a video collage afterwards. Your unique view of the concert will capture the fun of the event!
After-School Plans: Between 3:00-4:25 p.m., there are a few options for student performers:
- If they normally attend Rainbow Room, they should go there until 4:25 p.m.
- They may also be picked up from school and return by 4:25 p.m.
- Students may also stay at school for a movie and a snack in the Band Room.
Choices should be indicated on the Sign Up form.