Schuylkill Valley holds district-wide dinner-concert

Item photo by Shea Singley Schuylkill Valley High School Jazz Band performs at the district-wide dinner-concert.
Item photo by Shea Singley Schuylkill Valley High School Jazz Band performs at the district-wide dinner-concert.

Music fans of all kinds were treated to a night of food and nine different acts performing at Schuylkill Valley High School on Saturday, March 8.

The bleachers in the gymnasium were packed and the hall outside was crowded as bands and choirs of the school district performed during the annual Schuylkill Valley Music Department District-Wide Dinner-Concert. Dinner began at 4:30 p.m. followed by free admission to see the different groups perform.

The student performers wowed the crowd with their performances and treated the audience to a one of a kind night while showcasing their talent.

Performing groups were the sixth grade band, fourth grade band and chorus, fifth grade band, fifth and sixth grade chorus, high school jazz band, seventh and eighth grade chorus and band, high school concert band, middle school jazz band and high school chorus.


Guests were encouraged to chat with family and friends, but were asked to be courteous to the performers by refraining from doing so while in the gymnasium during the performances. Even those waiting in the hall for a break in performances were fairly silent as they listened to the performers while chatting quietly.

Proceeds from the night benefited the students in the music department through the work of the Schuylkill Valley Music League.

Coming up for the music department is Panthers-On-Parade present Spamalot on April 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m.

To see videos of one of the performances, go to And follow The Item on Twitter @hamburgitem.

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Shea Singley

Shea Singley is the editor of The Hamburg Area Item. She grew up in Berks County and spent three years at the University of Arizona, Tucson, where she double majored in Creative Writing and English before transferring to Kutztown University where she majored in Professional Writing. Shea graduated from Kutztown University in 2012 and during that time completed an internship in the publication department of a non-profit organization in Washington, DC. She joined Berks-Mont Newspapers in March of 2013 and had enjoyed getting the chance to explore the Hamburg area and meet the readers. Reach the author at or follow Shea on Twitter: @hamburgitem.