Pat-Med musicians will be performing on Main Street this Saturday


Patchogue-Medford students are getting set for the inaugural Music on Main Street show that will run from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 10, in downtown Patchogue.

For almost two hours, people walking on the strip will be able to hear tunes from music groups whose ages ranging from elementary to high school age.

The show will be at the Capital One Plaza, located at 116 East Main Street.

Choirs, orchestras, the high school jazz band, and a French horn duet are all ready to play on Saturday.

“If we can expose the program to anyone who has never heard it, then they are going to be in for a real treat,” says the district’s director of art, music, and cultural arts, Mark Stuckey.

Stuckey, who is a Pat-Med graduate, remembered as a student that he would play in the streets. But there hasn’t been anything like that since.

“We used to play on Main Street to showcase the talent of our department,” he said.

With the help of the district’s extracurricular committee, Stuckey was able to formulate what he hopes will be a local tradition.

” [The show] is free, no donations,” he said, “we just want to share the love of music to everyone in town.”

Top: The Patchogue-Medford High School jazz band. (courtesy photo)