By Angelica Oommen
The elementary winter concert was a major success due to the hard work and effort of students and teachers. On February 23, family members and faculty poured into the sanctuary to enjoy the sweet medleys of the students.
The night started off with a performance by the Concert Band, led by Mr. Boris Salgado. These middle school students performed three songs: “Summit March,” “At Daybreak” and “The Great Locomotive Chase,” which imitated the sounds of a train.
This year, the third grade students were invited to play their recorders at this year’s concert. Under the direction of Mrs. Nicole Kelly, the ensemble included the songs, “The Old Chuckwagon” and “Pineapples Are Juicy.”
Following this was a beautiful performance by Soul Strings, a beautiful symphony of string instruments. Led by Mrs. Eve Troiano, they played the songs: “Twinkle Twinkle,” “Carnival” and “Come Thou Fount,” with soloists Caleigh Mahoney and Madison Castro.
After a period of offertory, led by student Victoria Skyer, the Symphonic Band, led by Mr. Boris Salgado, took their places to perform. They played the songs: “Merrily We Roll Along,” “Au Claire de la Lune,” “Go Tell Aunt Rhody,” “High Adventure,” “Evening At The Symphony” and “Barnyard Bagatelle.”
Last but not least was a performance by Rejoice!, led by Mrs. Nicole Kelly. The beautiful blend of harmonies and melodies wowed the whole room. They sang the following songs: “Do-Re-Mi,” “ This Ol’ Man,” and “This Little Light of Mine,” with soloists Julia Giarratano and Jasmine Caridad.
Students, faculty, family members and friends are all looking forward to the next concert in the Spring. Many are anticipating what the students will bring to the table next.