Montclair Orchestra

Culture in brief: Montclair Orchestra starts ‘Your-Rhythmics’ program for young children

The three sessions will be held at 10 a.m. on the following dates: July 22, July 29 and Aug. 5. 

An anti-racism reading list, from MPL

The Montclair Public Library supports the statement of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) in condemning racism; this is MPL's anti-racism resource list.
Harmony Concert

The Harmony Concert: online, doing good

The Harmony Concert, which is totally produced and organized by teens, will take place online on Thursday, July 16, at 7 p.m.

Video: Parents celebrate grads with music

David Greenbaum, working with Eric Bruggeman, Jerry Fried, made a musical video for MHS seniors, with performances by parents, teachers, coaches.

Traditional, futuristic Native American art of Virgil Ortiz

The art of Virgil Ortiz is rooted in Native American traditions, and also futuristic; MAM'S Native American art collection also received a grant.

Lily Vakili Band uses MHS images in video

Lily Vakili wrote "We Got Dreams" before COVID-19 hit, but after hearing her daughter say "Just normal would have been great," the band changed the video to include images of graduating seniors.
Pomp and Circumstance

Montclair Orchestra performs socially distanced “Pomp and Circumstance” for Class of 2020

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsWith graduations being disrupted for the Class of 2020, the Montclair Orchestra put together a special parting gift for Montclair’s high school...

Ken Cleerdin, beloved MHS theater mentor, retires

For many theater technicians, Montclair High's Ken Cleerdin is why they went into the profession. The beloved technical director is retiring.
fresh air

Fresh Air Montclair makes the town a gallery

Store windows all over town are displaying art as part of the Fresh Air Montclair, an ongoing public-facing art initiative. A fashion show and parade will be held Sunday, June 28.

Local writing: ‘Could All This?’ by Maya Gutierrez reflects this time

Maya Gutierrez, 14, wrote her poem 'Could All This?', about this time, for a school assignment, as she was about to graduate from Buzz Aldrin Middle Schoo.