Palm Springs Community Middle School Proudly Honors the Heroes of 9/11

The 69-piece Palm Springs Middle School Philharmonic String Orchestra will perform a remembrance concert for the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 Friday, September 9, from 8:40 to 9:05 a.m. in the school’s courtyard. Community members are invited to join, parents, faculty and students for this moving tribute. All are encouraged to bring their own flags and wave to the beautiful sounds of the String Orchestra performing the following:

 The National Anthem

 Amazing Grace

America the Beautiful                 

My Heart Will Go On                                                   

Pachelbell’s Canon in D

God Bless America

Taps and 


 Alejandro Jaramillo, 8th grade Violinist, will be the student Master of Ceremonies and selected students will share family experiences touched by the 9/11 tragedy.  The “Hope” Teddy Bear will be on display–the bear was  presented to Orchestra Director Diane Hope Float this summer in England. The “Hope” Bear is a British commemorative Teddy bear made for their television network’s “This morning America Appeal” after 9/11.

 The Remembrance Concert is the first in a series of eight concerts that the West Palm Beach middle school orchestra will present to the community this school year. The Orchestra Program has a total of 165 string students studying and learning to play in the classical style of Music of the Masters. Students do not have to audition to enter the Orchestra Program and is one of the many electives in the school’s Choice Arts Programs.

 There will also be a wonderful 10-foot visual display created by Phillip Mancusi  and his students depicting the names of everyone who perished during the 9/11 tragedy including the Twin Towers, Pentagon, and the four crashed planes. The commemorative display will be in the school cafeteria.

 For more information please contact Martin Weingart,Technology/Magnet coordinator, 561- 357-5019 or email –


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