Pops concert combines classics with modern hits

Mar 8, 2019

Students musicians presented everything from the classical to the modern at Dartmouth High’s annual Pops Concert on March 7.

The concert featured performances from Dartmouth High’s orchestra, chorus, stage band, percussion ensemble, concert band, and the Harmonix group.

A wide array of music was featured, from Romanian folk dances to the NASCAR theme song to an orchestral version of the Dropkick Murphys’ “Shipping Up To Boston” to celebrate the Patriots’  Super Bowl win.

The event included honors to music teachers Susan Bouley and Charlene Monte. 

Bouley grew up with family members who played the piano and violin and began playing the viola when she was 8 years old.

She graduated from UMass Dartmouth in 1987, and began her teaching career shortly thereafter. For the past 10 years, she has been teaching general music, strings and chorus in Dartmouth schools.

Monte began playing the cello at age 8, and started her teaching career in New Bedford in 1976 before going on to teach in New Orleans, Miami, Acushnet, Somerset, Fall River, and now Dartmouth.

She is a part-time teacher at the Southeastern Massachusetts Youth Orchestra, and a part-time professor at UMass Dartmouth.