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Members of the Concert Choir perform under the direction of Gael Berberick and featuring accompaniment by Kristine Langello. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth High band, chorus spread musical cheer (photos)

Portsmouth High band, chorus spread musical cheer (photos)

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School Music Department concluded the second part of its Winter Celebration Concert Series Monday night with performances by the Vocal Ensemble, Concert Choir and Symphonic Band. The singers and musicians got the capacity crowd into the spirit of the season with performances of songs such as “Sleigh Ride,” “All I Want

PHS band members play “For Portsmouth” at the start of the parade in Common Fence Point Friday night. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Band leads Halloween parade in Portsmouth (photos)

PORTSMOUTH — Before they went trick-or-treating, wizards, princesses, cowboys, superheroes and even a banana paraded around Common Fence Point this evening. The parade featured members of the Portsmouth High School marching band and alumni leading kids and families members in an around-the-block march. It was part of a Halloween celebration at the Common Fence Point Improvement

Lauren McKone (center), dressed as Robin, leads the band at the start of last year’s Halloween parade in Common Fence Point. This year’s parade is set for 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Get spooked at Halloween parade in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Once again, some monsters, witches, superheroes and pirates will be parading through the streets of Common Fence Point to celebrate Halloween. A Halloween Celebration starts at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at the Common Fence Point Improvement Association Hall, 933 Anthony Road. There will be crafts, music and fun for all ages inside

Elementary school children act as “oomph loompas” during the Portsmouth High School Marching Band’s “Willy Wonka”-themed halftime show. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Portsmouth celebrates big night on new turf field

PORTSMOUTH — The new turf field at Portsmouth High School has been open for a few weeks, but it got its official christening Friday night before the varsity football team’s season opening win against island rival Rogers High School. The evening started with the PHS Gridiron Club hosting a helicopter golf ball drop to raise money

Flutist Caitlin Wirth performs with the PHS symphonic band at Faneuil Hall in Boston Saturday. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Gallery: Portsmouth High musicians invade Boston’s Freedom Trail

PORTSMOUTH — In their last public performance of the school year, members of the Portsmouth High School band and chorus traveled to Boston Saturday to visit a well-known stop on the Freedom Trail. The school’s chorus, concert and symphonic band played before hundreds of family members, friends, tourists and shoppers at Faneuil Hall. Getting there was

Shannon Craft holds the check presented to her by Rhode Island Lottery Monday morning.

Portsmouth lottery winners: It pays to buy local

PORTSMOUTH — If you need yet another reason why you should shop local, turn to Ralph and Shannon Craft. They’re both regular customers of the locally owned and operated Patriot Petroleum at 3302 East Main Road. “We always like to buy local to support those businesses, and that’s what we teach our kids. The big companies

Trumpeters Matt DePamphilis, Patrick Aheasy and Jake Elmslie perform with the PHS Symphonic Band Thursday night.

The show goes on in Portsmouth (photo gallery)

PORTSMOUTH — They didn’t have their lead director, but the Portsmouth High School concert and symphonic bands still made a lot of music-lovers happy Thursday night. Assistant band director Donna Valente took the baton in place of Ted Rausch, whose father died Wednesday. “We’d like to dedicate tonight’s performance to Mr. Ed Rausch Sr.,” said Ms.


Portsmouth High marching band plays at McCoy (photos)

PAWTUCKET — The Portsmouth High School marching band made its annual appearance at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket Saturday night, playing a few tunes during the pre-game show before coming back to perform The National Anthem. Band members stayed to catch most of the game, which the Pawtucket Red Sox lost to Indianapolis, 4-3, despite a ninth-inning