2017-2018 Open Board Positions

To maintain the viability of our group, we need a full Board of Directors!  Please consider stepping in for the 2017-2018 year.

This is a great way to get involved in your child’s school music education—which we know has many benefits: https://eastchestermusicboosters.wordpress.com/why-music-education/

Our dynamic group is seeking volunteers for the following 2017-2018 open positions:

  • Hospitality Chair – Organizes refreshments for all general meetings and events, as needed.
  • PTA Council Representative – Attends PTA Council meetings as the EMB Representative.
  • OTHER Contribution – Do you have an idea, skill or connection you would like to share or contribute? Please contact us!

To volunteer or for more information:  Email EastchesterMusicBoosters@gmail.com

Don’t see a position you’d like, but would still like to get involved?  Just tell us your interests and/or ideas!  EastchesterMusicBoosters@gmail.com


Music News

Minutes from March 7th meeting have been posted.

Music Boosters at Waverly – April 20th   The Waverly PTA + Music Boosters invite you to Making Music at Waverly with Waverly Music Teacher, Mrs. Katherine Ness.

Experience a Waverly music class and learn how we create a solid music foundation for our youngest students.  April 20th, 7:30pm, Waverly Cafeteria.

Tap your sticks, move your feet, Sing a song, feel the beat. Please join us, it will be a treat!

Upcoming Events – For all upcoming music events in our schools, you can always refer to our Upcoming Events page. Something missing? Email Us!

Congratulations!  EMS 6th grader Aidan Hartenstein received a bronze in the Golden Key Music Festival and placed as an honorable mention winner in the American Protégé International Piano & Strings Competition. The winners recital for American Protégé is at Carnegie Hall on April 22.

Cancelled 3/15 Trip to Lincoln Center – Since the Philharmonic cancelled the 3/15 performance, the HS Music Department will have the option of scheduling another rehearsal or getting a refund.  Families who had tickets will be notified by the Music Department when a decision is made.

Have a news item? Send to: eastchestermusicboosters@gmail.com

Parade Update

O’Dear All, 

We have a lot of spirit but not enough marching bodies to properly represent the dynamic members + mission of the Music Boosters this year, so we will be on the sidelines cheering, but not participating in the parade on Sunday.  Stay tuned for more news and exciting events happening this spring + summer. 


Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

The Eastchester Music Boosters

Local Competition for Student Composers

Calling All Student Composers!  Deadline: March 1st   

HEAR IT LIVE! at Concordia Conservatory
What is it?
Hear it Live! is a showcase concert hosted by Concordia Conservatory for student composers & songwriters in elementary, middle and high school. All composers will receive a recording of their work and the concert is free and open to the public. The concert will take place at the Sommer Center on the campus of Concordia College, in Bronxville, NY.
What are the rules?
Hear it Live! is open to composers and songwriters ages 8-18 in elementary, middle or high school in the greater Westchester area. Eligible pieces will be written for (1) the Hear it Live ensemble (piano, flute, two violins, viola, & cello), or (2) your own performers. Composers and songwriters must plan to attend the concert at Concordia College on May 19, 2017 at 7:00 PM.
How do I enter?
Submit a composition either (1) Utilizing the 2016 Hear it Live Ensemble (piano, flute, two violins, viola, & cello), in any combination of 1-5 performers or (2) A composition for which you can supply your own performers. Works should be submitted by March 1, 2017
Fill out the application online at  https://goo.gl/qZC2J7
And then submit an mp3 recording (if you have one) and a score and/or lyric sheet (as a pdf) to Matt Van Brink via mvb@concordia-ny-edu. Chosen works will be selected for the performance.
What are the prizes?
A prize of US$75 each will be given to the most accomplished composition in each of two categories (1) elementary school and middle-school aged composers, and (2) high school-aged composers. The prizes will be adjudicated by a panel of established composers and teaching artists.

For more information…
Contact Dr. Matt Van Brink, Head of Composition & Songwriting
914-395-4507 / mvb@concordia-ny.edu