NORWOOD -- The Norwood Village Green Concert Series opens its 41st season on Thursday with the St. Lawrence County Pop Choral Stage Band Festival.
School groups from Potsdam, Norwood-Norfolk, Massena, Hermon-DeKalb, Canton, and Parishville-Hopkinton will perform.
The music begins at 4 p.m. and ends around 9 p.m. and will include 11 performing groups from across St. Lawrence County.
The Norwood-Norfolk Jazz Ensemble takes the stage at 4 p.m. directed by Sarah Towler and will be followed by the J.W. Leary Junior High Stage Band led by Dave Alderson at 4:30 p.m.
At 5 p.m. Don Cannamela leads a performance by the Parishville-Hopkinton Stage Band which precedes the select choir from Parishville-Hopkinton at 5:30 p.m. conducted by Andrea Ellison.
Musicians from the Hermon-DeKalb Rock Ensemble guided by Matt Gayle will be accompanied by the Hermon-DeKalb Jazz Band led by Jonathan Pabis for a joint-performance at 6:30 p.m.
The A.A.K. Showchoir from Potsdam directed by Laura DiMatteo will entertain at 6:30 p.m. followed by a concert at 7 p.m. by the A.A.K. Middle School Stage Band conducted by Kylie Stenger.
At 7:30 p.m. Jill Rubio leads the Potsdam High School Jazz Band to perform at 7:30 p.m. followed by an 8 p.m. performance from the Massena High School Stage Band headed by Jon Hunkins.
The final act planned is the Canton High School Jazz Band who will be guided by Tim Savage with a concert at 8:30 p.m.
All performances are held in downtown Norwood in the park. There is no admission fee.
The SLCMEA Festival is supported by the St. Lawrence County Music Educators Association, the Potsdam Rotary Club and many individual contributions.
For further information check the series web site: www.nvgcs.org.