By Dylan Grismer ’22
A sure sign the warm weather is coming, the talented and dedicated members of Chaminade’s various Glee Clubs, bands, and orchestras participated in our annual Spring Concert. These young men have worked tirelessly over the past few months in preparation for this exciting exposition of music. During the first week of April, students were able to watch a preview of the concert on Wednesday at an assembly, and the whole Chaminade Family was invited to performances on Friday and Saturday nights.
On Friday night, the Flyers Band, String Orchestra, Crimson Band, and Crimson Glee Club kicked off the musical weekend by putting on an enthusiastic performance. Looking sharp in their fresh tuxedos, all the musicians exceeded expectations. Members of the Flyers band highlighted their skills in the playing of four amazing pieces: “Marches of the Armed Forces,” “Entry of the Gladiators,” “Summer Takes Flight,” and “Sing.” Stephen Farrell ’22, a freshman, expressed his appreciation of the concert, saying, “I really enjoyed doing what I love, playing music in front of all my friends and family.”
The Crimson Glee Club, under the direction of Ms. Viktoria Khokhlova, brought the house down with their amazing vocal skills. “I couldn’t believe how good the bands and glee clubs were. My jaw hit the floor when I heard them start to play! Maybe I’ll think about joining band or glee club next year,” exclaimed Brandon Mosiurchak ’22.
Saturday night’s performance featured the Gold Band and Gold Glee Club. They showcased many signature pieces, and also performed a few surprise selections many in the audience had not previously heard. Upon the completion of the show, the room was immediately filled with cheers and applause from parents, grandparents, and fellow students. “The Spring Concert was a really great display of exceptional musical talent. It really made me appreciate the art of music on a whole new level.” added Noah Marotta ’22. The concert was a great way to show the families and student body how wonderful music can be.
The concerts here at Chaminade are an event that everyone in the school looks forward to. “This concert was a really great chance for the students to come together and work on fine tuning a piece of music, making it their own. The talent and dedication needed for a great performance are hallmarks of this year’s group of musicians, ” noted Mr. Declan Hart ’11, a former member and now one of the moderators of the band program.
Even though the musicians from the Class of 2019 will be departing for life after Chaminade, their final show stood as testament to their years of practice, dedication, and hard work. You can be sure that the seniors have left the Chaminade music program in capable hands.