Night of the Living Guitars Features PPSD Students


The Providence Youth Guitar Ensemble, along with Feinstein/Sackett Street students in grades 3-5, performed at the 11th Annual Night of the Living Guitars concert at the Wheeler School in Providence on January 30.

The students performed “superbly,” according to Wayne Kilcline, music teacher, and were the largest group ensemble at the event.

Students from Alvarez High School, under the direction of Brianna Leach, also performed, along with ensembles from Wheeler, Mt. Hope High School (Bristol) and Rhode Island College. The event finished with a solo performance by local guitarist Jon Wiening.

On January 29, the Providence Youth Guitar Ensemble performed for the annual Rhode Island Music Education Association Winter Meeting at the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School.

The Providence Youth Guitar Ensemble is comprised of students in grades 5-12 at Lillian Feinstein and Anthony Carnevale elementary schools, Gilbert Stuart, Nathanael Greene, Roger Williams and DelSesto middle schools, and PCTA and Classical high schools, along with two out-of-district students.