By Arwyn Rice
Peninsula Daily News
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Spring concerts and musical performances will showcase music students from kindergarten through high school as students in North Olympic Peninsula schools reach for their peak performances to end the school year.
Concerts are free unless otherwise noted.
Port Townsend's Blue Heron Middle School, 3939 San Juan Ave., will open the Jefferson County spring music season at 7 p.m. today with a seventh- and eighth-grade band and orchestra concert.
In Clallam County, Jefferson Elementary School, 218 E. 12th St., will kick off the Port Angeles spring music season at 6:30 p.m. today with the musical “Healthy,” which is performed by third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students.
The musical will be the 14th performed at Jefferson, said music instructor Dan Cobb.
“Healthy” will also be performed by Hamilton Elementary School first- through third-grade students at 6:30 p.m. May 28, at Hamilton Elementary, 1822 W. Seventh St.
Other scheduled performances by North Olympic Peninsula students include:
■ The Port Angeles All-City String Review will feature stringed instrument students from the fourth grade through high school at 7:30 p.m. May 15 in the Port Angeles High School Gym, 304 E. Park Ave.
Port Angeles High and Stevens Middle School orchestra director Ron Jones will lead his students in the concert and will be joined by elementary school strings instructors James Ray III and Sabrina Scruggs to direct the young musicians.
■ On May 30 and 31, PAHS music students will present a Las Vegas-style Perfect Blend Dinner Show, a fundraiser for the high school music programs.
Social hour begins at 6 p.m., and the show opens at 7 p.m. at the Port Angeles Elks Lodge, 131 E. First St.
Tickets for the dinner show are $30 per person and can be purchased from Diana Tschemperle at the PAHS school office.
Other Port Angeles student concerts include:
■ Franklin Elementary's kindergarten through second-grade students — 6:30 p.m. May 21 at Jefferson, 218 East Twelfth St.
■ Hamilton's fourth through sixth grade — 6:30 p.m. May 14 at Hamilton
■ All-City String Review — 7:30 p.m. May 15 at Port Angeles High School
■ Roosevelt Elementary Spring Music Review — 6:30 p.m. May 16 at PAHS
■ PAHS Wind Ensemble with Sequim City Band — 3 p.m. May 18 at PAHS
■ PAHS band — 7 p.m. May 20 at PAHS
■ Hamilton kindergarten performance — 6:30 p.m. May 21 at Hamilton
■ Jefferson kindergarten through second grade — 6:30 p.m. May 22 at Jefferson
■ Stevens Middle School Band — 6:30 p.m. May 29 at Stevens, 1139 W. 14th St.
■ All-City Beginning Band — 7 p.m. June 2 at Roosevelt, 106 Monroe Road
■ PAHS Orchestra — 7:30 p.m. June 3 at PAHS
■ PAHS Choir — 7:30 p.m. June 4 at PAHS
■ Stevens Choir — 6:30 p.m. June 5 at Stevens
■ PAHS Jazz and Percussion Ensemble — 7:30 p.m. June 5 at PAHS
■ Franklin and Jefferson sixth grade — 7 p.m. June 9 at Franklin
■ Sequim High School's three-week presentation of “The Sound of Music” will conclude this weekend, with performances at 6 p.m. Thursday and 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at Sequim High School, 601 N. Sequim Ave.
Premium seats are $12, adult tickets are $10 and tickets for seniors or students with student body cards are $8.
■ Sequim Middle School Band — 6:30 p.m. June 3 at Sequim Middle School, 301 West Hendrickson Road
■ Sequim High School Band — 7 p.m. June 10 at Sequim High School
■ Sequim High School Choir — 7 p.m. June 11 at Sequim High School
■ Forks Elementary kindergarten though second grade — 6:30 p.m. May 20 at Forks Elementary, 301 S. Elderberry Ave.
■ Forks Elementary third through fifth grade — 6:30 p.m. May 21 at Forks Elementary
■ Crescent School all-grades spring concert — 6:30 p.m. June 5 at Crescent School, 50350 State Highway 112
■ Blue Heron Middle School beginning band and orchestra concert — 7 p.m. tonight at Blue Heron, 3939 San Juan Ave.
■ Grant Street fourth and fifth grade band and orchestra — 6:30 p.m. May 21 at Blue Heron
■ Port Townsend High School band and orchestra — 7 p.m. May 28 at PTHS, 1500 Van Ness St.
■ Chimacum All Bands Concert — 6 p.m. May 28 at Chimacum High School, 91 West Valley Road
■ Chimacum All Choirs Concert — 7 p.m. June 4 at Chimacum High School
The Quilcene and Cape Flattery school districts do not have spring music programs scheduled.
Reporter Arwyn Rice can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5070, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.