Cincinnati Elementary Music
The 2nd Cincinnati Elementary Music Festival was the evening of Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at
Dater Montessori. We are proud to have been asked to help out again and will be funding four-time Grammy
nominee Greg Abate's Jazz Sextet as the supporting
band again this year.
On Saturday, March 12, 2011, the 1st annual "Cincinnati Elementary Music Festival" was
produced at College Hill Fundamental Academy in their newly remodeled
auditorium. 70+ students were selected from many Cincinnati Public Schools elementary schools to train with
world-renowned music educator Dr. Marvelene
Moore and a professional ensemble that we arranged and funded, then perform with
them. World-renowned jazz sax artist Greg Abate graciously agreed to perform alto sax with the all-star ensemble we arranged.
CCM professors Phil
DeGreg (piano), Marc
Fields (trombone) and Art
Gore (drums) were joined by Phil Bowden (bass), Wade
Baker (trumpet), Steve Magas (trumpet), Sean
Fitzpatric (trumpet), Randy
Villars (tenor sax), Ben Walkenhauer (tenor
sax), Eric Campbell (trombone), Maurice
Tompkins (trombone) and vocalist Bekah Williams.
A nine piece horn section
Dr. Marvelene Moore conducted the entire
Students performed in a variety of xylophone and marimba
Bekah Williams sang a duet with one of the
The Grand Finale !!!
And the packed house went wild
This event was the concept of Tim Fuchtman, a music teacher at
College Hill Fundamental Academy. He also arranged to have the event video'd and a DVD produced.
You can email Tim to purchase a copy
The Cincinnati Enquirer did a really nice article on the festival the day of the