Last week, the League School enjoyed two special days of musical performances from its students under the musical direction of Frank Fitzpatrick. The concerts were truly collaborative efforts with students also distributing the programs, greeting guests, doing the announcing of numbers during the programs, and even handling the videotaping of the concerts. And we also want to thank staff members who gave up their parking spots each day to insure that there were enough spaces to accommodate parents who attended the performances.
On Tuesday, the School’s Winter Concert was held. Students and staff members from each classroom performed – the songs ranged from classic favorites like Yankee Doodle Dandy to golden oldies like Let It Be. The concert concluded with a performance by the school’s Dance Club under the direction of Kerri Vetrano. It was a joyful afternoon, with countless students cheerfully displaying their singing and dancing prowess.
On Thursday, the program consisted of performances by The League School Chorus and The Rock Street Band. The former, featuring 19 League School students, entertained with a wonderful blend of seasonal holiday tunes that had the entire auditorium singing along with them. Blending traditional favorites like Jingle Bells with classic Beatles’ songs like Eight Days a Week, the chorus showed great range and enthusiasm in its efforts.
The chorus was followed by The Rock Street Band, a group of seven League School students who entertained attendees with an eclectic blend of songs that included Twist and Shout, Hound Dog, and an original 12-bar blues song, We Are the Rock Street Band.
Both concerts were memorable, wonderful afternoons of music, highlighted by enthusiastic performances and smiling faces, both on the performers and the audience. Thanks to all who participated and attended.