Rosita Lee Music Makers Fill Typically Silent Rodgers Library with Sound

March 21, 2014

by AJ Dickinson

The Rosita Lee “Music Makers,” a young band consisting of some extremely talented 8-13 year olds, performed for the first time at the Rodgers Memorial Library this past Saturday, March 15.  The group of musicians, who has been practicing both individually and as a band since last September, took on the library performance as a way to prepare for their upcoming event at the New England Music Festival at the Hotel Marriott in Newton, Mass., on Saturday, April 5.

The hour-long performance, consisting of a combination of band and solo works, was made complete with such instruments as the accordion, drums, and keyboard, all of which were accompanied by the vocal stylings of Alexandra Suppa. The singer confidently controlled the large crowd’s attention with her unique voice and impressive use of eye contact.

Since opening in 1960, the Rosita Lee Music Center has not only instructed thousands of young people, but has also directed the “Showstoppers Orchestra,” which, for the past 43 years, has performed throughout the United States at such venues as Disney World in Florida and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.  The well-known orchestra has also played internationally in such countries as Italy, Ireland and Canada.  The students of this award-winning music program continue to this day winning top awards in music competitions throughout the United States.  For information about the music center contact its websites at and