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Each of the East Greenbush elementary schools were visited by six classically trained musicians from the Bridge Arts Ensemble Program recently. The musicians performed concerts and led workshops with specific instruction to small groups.

The program was offered to East Greenbush Central School District for free through the Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES and funded by an anonymous donor.

The Bridge Arts Ensemble included two vocalists, a pianist, drummer, cellist and saxophonist.

“We are so fortunate to have the Bridge Arts Ensemble visit us and perform for our students here in East Greenbush,” said Genet music teacher Megan Scolaro. “The enthusiasm and excitement they exhibited throughout the day motivated and encouraged students of all ages. The concerts and workshops organized by the ensemble fully engaged each student by presenting musical concepts in a fun and innovative way. The high quality musical performances inspired audience members to really listen to music that is around them and to appreciate all that music brings to our lives.”

The Bridge Arts Ensemble Program will be returning in the spring to work with Columbia High School and Goff Middle School students.