SPS Convocation 2017 [WATCH]

Watch the 2017 Springfield Public Schools Teacher Convocation below. The video will automatically begin playing once the event begins.

Click here to view the program for the event.

Alternatively, click here to watch the event.

a Focus Springfield production

Executive Producer: Stephen Cary
Producer, Engineer: Brendon Holland
Director: Josue Vazquez
Camera: Yesenia Almonte
Camera: Zulfiqar Manzi
Camera: Mimi Mgawe

SPS Convocation logo 2017

Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival 2017 [WATCH]

The official recordings from the 2017 Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival are available at this page. Thank you so much for your continued support of music & the arts in Springfield.

With questions or concerns, please email bholland@focusspringfield.com.

2017 Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival
Artists appear in the order that they performed.

1. Jeremy Turgeon Quintet

2. Community Grooves

3. Zaccai Curtis & Insight

4. Sarah Elizabeth Charles & SCOPE

5. Miles Mosley

6. Lizz Wright

7. Darryl Moss & Friends

8. Rebirth Brass Band

Video Production Crew:

Stephen Cary
Brendon Holland
Marc Rhinehart
Josue Vazquez
John Abbott
Yesenia Almonte
Zulfiqar Manzi
Alejandro Cameron
Chris Polanco
Bobby Markham
Tony Bass
Mimi Mgawe
John Vazquez


Springfield Jazz Festival Logo

Focus Presents @ Art Stop(s)!

Focus Springfield Community TV is proud to announce that we will be presenting a new video, titled “Acceptance Starts With You”, at the Springfield Central Cultural District’s Art Stop(s) event! Our piece will be located at 1441 Main Street on Wednesday, August 2 from 4:30p-6:00p. View event details here.

Acceptance Starts With You is a short theatrical piece filmed by Focus Springfield and created by Chestnut Middle School South Students with guidance from Enchanted Circle Theater Staff. Through multiple formats of communication, including spoken word, music, theatrics, and more, these students ask us all to find the best in ourselves and others and be accepting of those different from us.

We can accept and understand everyone in our lives, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, finances, family situation, or background. Make the positive choice – Acceptance Starts With You.

Read the artist statement here.

Watch the full video below, or click here.

Acceptance Starts With You!


Student Debt Town Hall

via HCC.edu:

“Holyoke Community College president Christina Royal will join state Sen. Eric Lesser, Springfield Technical Community College president John Cook, and students for a conversation about student debt, Fri., April 14, at STCC, moderated by Beth Ward, from WesternMass News.

The town hall talk will begin at 10 a.m. in the Scibelli Theater in Building 2 at STCC, 1 Armory Square in Springfield.

During the first part of the program, Ward will interview presidents Royal and Cook and Sen. Lesser about student debt, its impact on community college students, and legislation Lesser is working on that would reduce the financial burden students face.

The second part of the program will be a question and answer session.”

Student Debt Town Hall