'One, The Concert, set for May 19

Warwick Valley senior is bringing together musicians from 10 high schools for this unique performance

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  • Brooke Nilson is one of the musicians who will perform at "One, The Concert," on May 19, at Warwick Valley High School. The concert will feature musicians from 10 high schools in Orange County.

  • Lillian Nicholson rehearses for "One, The Concert," that will take place on May 19 at Warwick Valley High School.

— Imagine for the very first time high school students from all Orange County uniting one night in a benefit concert for their community.

This unique event will take place on Saturday, May 19, at Warwick Valley High School.

“One, The Concert” will feature talented musicians and vocalists collaborating in concert with all proceeds going to the Orange County Arts Council.

High school students from Monroe-Woodbury, Newburgh, Middletown, Goshen, Chester, Minisink Valley, Washingtonville, Pine Bush, Warwick Valley and Cornwall will join together, develop new friendships, sharing their talents instead of competing against each other.

It’s an opportunity to collaborate as a community of students showcasing their talent and bonding over what they have in common, a love for music and Orange County.

Students will be formed into bands performing music across genres to please an audience of all ages.

Partners in the artsThe Orange County Arts Council is a private 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to meeting the growing need for local arts advocacy and serving as a county-wide arts resource.

Dawn Ansbro, the arts council's executive director, has partnered with Colleen O’Brien, a senior at Warwick Valley High School to bring “One, The Concert” from dream to reality.

“I’m so excited to hear the students perform together, Ansbro said. "We have so many exceptionally talented students in the county. Music has always been the universal language and the Orange County Arts Council is proud to be part of an event that uses music to make connections and bring people together."

Sponsorships neededThe stage has been set and the students are excited to be a part of this special event, but what is needed is community support and sponsorships.

Sponsor opportunities are welcomed at a variety of levels with promotional and marketing partnerships to match.

"If you believe in the students of Orange County, if you’d like to support their desire to contribute to the community, if you support building a stronger Orange County arts community, and you believe music can be a uniting force, please consider joining in this effort to do so," Ansbro added. "If you can’t make it in person-please consider making a donation to Orange County Arts Council to support the arts in our community."


Dawn Ansbro at (845) 469-9168 or dawn@ocartscouncil.org

Colleen O’Brien at obrieneicolldan@gmail.com.

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