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Freeport Public Schools Hosts Outdoor Peace Concert

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On Oct. 5, Freeport Public Schools held the district’s annual Peace Concert commemorating International Peace Day and International Day of Nonviolence. Members of the board of education, administrators, staff, students, parents and community residents joined together for a wonderful outdoor concert experience on the Freeport High School football field to celebrate and spread the message of peace. The path to the concert was lit by luminaria bags artistically decorated by Freeport students.

“Peace has been an essential theme of our schools and our community, particularly in the school community,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kishore Kuncham. “I am a big proponent of spreading peace.” Dr. Kuncham’s message of spreading peace within the community was accompanied by a bright outlook for the school district and the community. “We are seeing the COVID-19 numbers go down, we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, so the peace concert tonight is about the inspiration of what’s happening in the world. The inspiration that makes us care for each other.”

Director of Arts and Community Relations and the host of the Peace Concert Ruth Breidenbach spoke about the students’ dedication. “I am thrilled to introduce all the wonderful children and their teachers who worked so hard rehearsing and presenting tonight’s performance,” she said.

Throughout the concert, the audience was thoroughly entertained and inspired by the messages of peace presented by the students through their musical performances. Performances included the J. W. Dodd Middle School Select Chorus, kindergarten and fourth grade students from Columbus Avenue School and Bayview Avenue School, fourth graders from the Archer Street School, New Visions School, Leo F. Giblyn School, and the Jazz N’ Experience from Freeport High School.

It was a memorable evening for all in attendance and the messages of spreading peace within the community and beyond were an inspiration to all.