BUCKFIELD — May brings a wide variety of music to Buckfield Junior-Senior High and Hartford-Sumner Elementary schools.

On Wednesday, May 15, seventh- and eighth-graders along with some sixth-graders will perform in the chorus, band and string ensembles at 6:30 p.m. at the high school. Much of the music will be bluegrass, country or Disney tunes. The concert is free and open to the public.

On Wednesday, May 22, the high school jazz band and the concert band will play a music from movies such as “Star Wars” and “Lord of the Rings” beginning at 6:30 p.m. The chorus will also perform. The concert is open to the public at no charge.

On Thursday, May 23, at the Sumner elementary school, the jazz, orchestra and concert bands and the chorus will present their annual spring concert at 6:30 p.m. Ethan Wright, music teacher at the junior-senior high school, said more than 100 children take part in one or more of the bands or chorus. The concert is free and open to the public.

Concessions will be available at all band and chorus performances.

Patriotic music will be the focus on Memorial Day, May 27, when about 40 sixth-through-12th-graders in the marching band will participate in the town’s annual parade. It will begin at the Buckfield Town Office and end at Damon Cemetery where a ceremony will take place. Wright said two school trumpeters will play taps.

One of the more popular community events, Wight said, is the annual Glee Club Cabaret Night, when members dress in costume and sing solos or duets of Broadway showtunes as they serve a variety of cheesecakes to attendees.

This year’s event is scheduled for Friday, May 31, in the high school cafeteria, which will be appropriately decorated.

“It’s like stepping into a restaurant,” he said.

This year’s menu selections includes candy-bar cheesecake and raspberry cheesecake, among others.

The cost is $10 per person, or $50 for a table of six. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Darcy Wiley at 336-2178. 

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