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Consign: Fri. Sept. 14 (4-7pm)

Buy: Sat. Sept. 15 (8:30-11am)

The MPA will conduct its annual Used Musical Instrument Sale on Sat. Sept. 15, 8:30am –11am.  Bring in your musical instruments to sell and set your price on Fri. Sept. 14, 4-7pm.

Consignee (the seller) receives 70% of the sale price; the remaining proceeds will benefit the Fairfield Public Schools music programs. This event takes place at FWHS (Melville Ave. at Knapps Highway) in the small gym. Consignee need not be present at the sale; MPA handles transactions.

Orchestra and Band instructors will be on hand at the sale to help buyers make appropriate selections. Upgrade or find a first-time instrument. Cash and checks only. Instrument donations are welcome too.

Questions? Email: or


At the FLHS May 3 Concert, awards were made to the following students:


John Philip Sousa Band Award: Michael Garbarino

Patrick S. Gilmore Band Award: Nicholas Fech

The Director’s Award for Band: Teresa Noonan

The Director’s Award for Band: Lauren DeWitt


National School Orchestra Award: Leila Mishalani

The Director’s Award for Orchestra: Thomas Longo, Anders Ohn, Jeremy Page


Louis Armstrong Jazz Award:  Lauren DeWitt

Woody Herman Jazz Award: Sophia Bookas


National School Choral Award: Blaise Carter, Kieran Brown

The Director’s Award for Chorus: Logan Ciuci

Ludlowe Chamber Orchestra Selected to Play at CMEA Conference

Fairfield Ludlowe High School  Chamber Orchestra was selected as a Showcase Performance Ensemble for the 2018 CT Music Educators In-Service Conference in Hartford, CT.  All performing ensembles were required to submit three performance recordings which were then reviewed by a blind hearing committee.   Ensembles were selected based on a high level of performance for their age and strand, both technically and in regard to repertoire selection and were selected as a model for others around the state. FLHS Chamber was the only string ensemble performing at the conference.  They performed on Thursday, April 19. Click for larger image

National Recognition for Fairfield’s Music Education Program

Fairfield has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.

The Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. To qualify for the Best Communities designation, Fairfield Public Schools’ Music Department answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program, and community music-making programs. Responses were verified with school officials and reviewed by The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas.

This award recognizes that Fairfield is leading the way with learning opportunities as outlined in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The legislation guides implementation in the states and replaces the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) which was often criticized for an overemphasis on testing-while leaving behind subjects such as music. ESSA recommends music and the arts as important elements of a well-rounded education for all children.

As Fairfield finalizes its 2018-2019 budget, The NAMM Foundation’s Best Communities for Music Education Award and the state level implementation of the federal ESSA law bring attention to the importance of keeping music education part of curriculum offerings and available to all students. It also highlights music’s vital role in students’ overall success in school and the personal benefits of making music.

For complete press release click here.


See Fairfield District Concert Calendar 2018-19 here.
See the Members of the MPA Board here.
See the NEW NEWSLETTER (October 2018) here


  • Oct. 24   FWHS Fall Concert – 7:30 pm
  • Nov. 8    FLHS Veterans Concert – 7:30 pm
  • Nov. 10  Western Regional Auditions
  • Nov. 13  MPA Board Meeting – 7:00
  • Nov. 13  WARDE/Summer Camp Panel – 7:30 pm Library Classroom
  • Nov. 14  FWHS Fall Concert – 7:30 pm
  • Dec. 6    FLHS Winter Concert – 7:30 pm
  • Dec. 11 MPA Board Meeting – 7:30 pm LUDLOWE
  • Dec. 18 FWHS Carillon – 6:30 & 8:30 pm
  • Dec. 19 FWHS Carillon/FLHS Candlelight – 8th grade shows
  • Dec. 20 FLHS Candlelight – 6:30 & 8:30 pm

 Ludlowe's Close Harmony Performs at FTC

Fairfield Ludlowe High School's Close Harmony A Capella group performed A-ha's 1984 "Take Me On," with lead singer Jack Owens, as part of their concert at Fairfield Theatre Company, May 23. Below is a 45 second clip from a longer video that you can see here.

Jazz Dinner and Dance, May 18, 2018

The MPA held its 2018 Jazz Dinner Dance at the Inn at Longshore on May 18, 2018, featuring the jazz ensembles of Ludlowe and Warde High Schools.

Here are Kieran Brown, Aleksandra Suvorova, Kai Martelli and Thomas Holtz singing "Lullaby on Broadway" with the jazz band, conducted by Sam Eckhardt.

Below is a video of the beginning of the song

For the complete video click here.

Later in the evening: