On February 28, 2017, Pine Tree Academy Band and Pine Tree Coastal Winds collaborated on a pops concert for Febfest. The size of the two bands together, the selection of the music, and the camaraderie between community members and students made this a truly memorable evening.
FebFest is a moveable feast of arts and culture. Freeport, well known for shopping, has an amazingly rich -- albeit less visible -- array of arts offerings. Freeport FebFest aims to change that. Many arts and cultural organizations, artists, artisans, and craftspeople call Freeport home. Performances, workshops and exhibits happen throughout the year, and Freeport FebFest concentrates on this cultural treasure trove, including visual, performing, literary, culinary and fine arts. By focusing attention on this 'critical mass' of events at a time of year when people are looking to get out of the house and do something different, we can make great strides in raising the visibility of Freeport's thriving arts community.
Freeport FebFest is spearheaded by Freeport Players and is the brainchild of their Managing/Artistic Director, Elizabeth Guffey. February is a quiet month in terms of entertainment, but also a time when we really need to get out of the house. It seemed like a perfect time for the arts community to make a splash. Individually, arts events struggle for attention, but by working together in the festival concept, everyone's efforts multiply to reach a broader audience. In its first year, the festival received a grant from the Davis Family Foundation to bolster the Festival's efforts, raising the visibility of Freeport FebFest and with it, Freeport's arts community. Hundreds of people enjoyed and participated in the festivities. (information taken from www.freeportfebfest.com)
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