Making music: Martha’s Vineyard students take the stage

Photo courtesy of Ruth Chapman

The Martha’s Vineyard annual Spring Bands Concert, featuring more than 200 band students Island-wide in grades 4 through 8, is this Thursday, May 15, at 7 pm.

Held at the high school’s Performing Arts Center, the concert opens with the seventh- and eighth-grade jazz band, followed by the beginners band, and the fifth- and sixth-grade band. The show culminates with the seventh- and eighth-grade gold medal award-winning band that won the gold on May 2 at the Great East Band Festival. Admission is free.