FWCS Celebrates Music in Our Schools with Free Concert

Record Number: 16358
Displayed from: Mar 23, 2017 , until: May 23, 2017

Fort Wayne Community Schools will celebrate Music in Our Schools Month with a daylong free concert event Saturday, March 25, at Northrop High School, 7001 Coldwater Road.

Musicians from 11 schools will perform from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., highlighting the musical talents in the FWCS middle and high schools.

“Fort Wayne Community Schools has never wavered in its support of music and fine arts education, and these students show that providing access to the arts gives them a meaningful way to express their interests,” said Bruce Schneider, Program Manager of “b” Instrumental, an FWCS program that provides seventh-grade students musical instruments that they can use until they graduate. “We are excited to offer the community an opportunity to hear high-level performances for free in what we hope will become an annual tradition.”

The schedule of performances is:




10 a.m.

Miami Middle School

8th-grade Band

10:20 a.m.

Wayne High School

Concert Band

10:40 a.m.

Lane Middle School

8th-grade Strings

11 a.m.

Snider High School

Wind Ensemble

11:20 a.m.

Kekionga Middle School

Kekionga Steel Drums

11:40 a.m.

South Side High School

Jazz Ensemble

12:40 p.m.

Jefferson Middle School

8th-grade Strings

1 p.m.

Northrop High School


1:20 p.m.

Northwood Middle School

Advanced Band

1:40 p.m.

Lakeside Middle School

Jazz Band

2:20 p.m.

Northrop High School

Allure Show Choir

3 p.m.

North Side High School

Chamber Choir


With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.