June 10, 2014 at 9:06 PM
MILLBURN, NJ - The annual Elementary Spring Festival of Music was held on Tuesday night in the Millburn High School Auditorium. Fifth grade student musicians from all five elementary schools came together in this annual end-of-year concert that included the Town Wide Orchestra, Fifth Grade Chorus, and Fifth Grade Band.
The concert featured a world premiere piece by guest conductor and composer Rob Grice. Thanks to an Education Foundation grant, Mr. Grice composed “Academie Musicale” specifically for the 5th grade town wide orchestra. In April the Townwide Orchestra, which consists of the fifth grade string players from all of the elementary schools, had the opportunity to work with Mr. Grice and learn how to perform this special pieceThe fifth grade orchestra practices together weekly each Friday before school at Millburn High School.
On Tuesday morning students presented an additional assembly program for the entire fourth and fifth grade population of the Millburn Schools.