Making music: Martha’s Vineyard students take the stage

Making music: Martha’s Vineyard students take the stage

The Junior High Band, pictured playing at the Great East Music Festival, plays on Thursday evening.

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.