Posted on 03/20/2023
(Plainville, CT) Music filled the gymnasium at Plainville High School on March 9th as Plainville Community Schools held its annual “All-Town Concert.”  
 This year, the performance  featured singers from all five Plainville schools. Each school presented a piece on their own, displaying the growth from elementary to middle to high school. At the end of the concert, all 440 students combined to perform local composer Robert Hugh's arrangement of the American folk song "The Cuckoo". The performance was held in the high school’s Wood Gymnasium, with an audience of over 1,200 spectators on hand.  
"After not performing in public for so long due to COVID, it was amazing to hear so many lifting their voice in song and have such strong community support for the student musicians of the Plainville Community Schools. We are fortunate to have an extremely talented music faculty in Plainville as well as support from administration and families to make great events like this one possible," said Instructional Leader for the Fine Arts, Todd Helming.
The All-Town concert, held for the first time since the start of the COVID pandemic, garnered much positive praise from attendees.
"This is a wonderful example of a Professional Learning Community working together. We are so fortunate in Plainville for our students to learn from such talented and dedicated musical educators," commented Plainville Board of Education Member, Foster White.
"I appreciate our incredible performing arts programs in Plainville, demonstrating another area in which Plainville Community Schools is the model. This unique concert  brought all of our district chorus performers together into one location. I appreciate our music educators, who invested significant time and effort into planning this student performance involving all five schools, and 440 performers! It was also great that our new grant-funded acoustical shells helped to project and improve the sound quality in the Wood Gymnasium before a packed crowd,” said Superintendent of Schools, Steven LePage.