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PCCI meeting its Mission Objective of providing educational opportunities to students
2023 Events
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Las Vegas powerhouse pop vocal trio, Divas3 (pictured front center), performed for Portsmouth Community Concerts on March 24, 2023 at Churchland High School. Earlier that day, they presented an outreach for the school’s chorus, band, and theater students. With 100 students plus teachers in attendance, the Divas (Crystal Alicia Garrett, Samantha Duval, and Charity Farrell) performed songs, shared one-on-one advice (“sing with a purpose,” “always be yourself,” “make a song your own and make it real for you”), and invited students to join in an acapella number (“Let It Go”). Students were thrilled when the Divas requested a group photo.
SouthSide Community Band at Christopher Academy & Portsmouth Catholic School
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SouthSide Brass Quintet at Portsmouth Catholic School
March 25. 2019
December 6, 2019


The Eric Mintel Quartet, led by Eric Mintel on piano, presented a Christmas Jazz Concert featuring “A Charlie Brown Jazz” Christmas with the music of Vince Guaraldi. The event also included the music of jazz legend Dave Brubeck. That afternoon, the quartet presented a MasterClass of “musical conversation” at Churchland High School attended by approximately 100 band and orchestra students as they introduced hands-on “Jazz Improvisation,” or “spontaneous, on-the-spot” techniques. 

Geoff Gallante Concert at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church
March 7, 2016
Boost Your Brain Power – Move! at the Edmonds Center
January 14, 2016
PCCI Master Class by Leon Bates
December 4, 2015
Nai Ni Chen Dance Company at Christopher Academy
‎October ‎23, ‎2015
PCCI Program for Portsmouth Preschool Kids
February 20, 2014
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