Gallery: Portsmouth musicians play songs for scholarships


PORTSMOUTH — The high school's talented crop of students made beautiful music for a good cause Tuesday night.

The Portsmouth High School Music Department hosted its annual Scholarship Concert that featured performances from the Concert Chorus, Concert Band, Symphonic Band and Jazz Band.

Watch a video of the Jazz Band performing here:

The concert raised money for the Portsmouth Music Boosters' various scholarships offered to graduating seniors.

The Joy Magliocco Music Scholarship is awarded to a student planning on majoring in music in college. It's named after the active band student at Portsmouth who died in a fatal sledding accident in 1974.

The Raymond W. Ainsworth Scholarship, named after the retired former band director, goes to a band student. First preference is given to students who plan to major in music in college.

Another scholarship is awarded to a member of the chorus, with first preference given to students who plan to major in music in college.

For more information, visit the Music Booster's website here.


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