by Kaitlyn Kozalla, staff writer
As the year is winding down, the abundance of yearly accomplishments for musically and artistically inclined students will be showcased at the annual ‘Arts and Academics’ night. This event will be held on Thursday, May 31 and doors will open at 6 p.m.
Every year, this event showcases the work of students in 7-12 grade, and top works in each category will be placed first, second or third. Senior high categories are graphite, charcoal, ink, painting, batik and thrown pottery. Junior high categories are grid drawings, illuminated letters, shaded still life and ceramic mugs.
The annual music concert will begin at 7 p.m. From 6 – 8 p.m., there will be a coffee and dessert bar in the cafeteria. Cost is donation, and the proceeds will benefit the marching band. There will also be displays of student work in the cafeteria, including a slide show of the seniors sharing what they are grateful for as they prepare to graduate. The concert will be live streamed to the cafeteria for any overflow from the auditorium.
The junior high chorus will perform “This Is It” from The Bugs Bunny Show, “Step In time” from Mary Poppins, and “When I Get My Name In Lights” from The Boy From Oz. Senior high chorus songs are, “Seize The Day” from Newsies, “Journey to the Past” from Anastasia (soloist Jane Hetrick), “Singing in the Rain” from Singing in the Rain, “New York, New York” from New York, New York, and “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel combined with “Climb Every Mountain” from Sound of Music (Soloist: Olivia Hoffman). Chamber singers will perform “Light in the Hallway,” “Gloria Fanfare,” and “Earth Song.” All songs are from Broadway musicals, excluding the chamber singers numbers.
The junior high band will perform “Mama Mia” from Mama Mia, “No One is Alone” from Into the Woods, “Beauty and the Beast” from Beauty and the Beast, and “Feed the Birds” from Mary Poppins. The senior high band will perform “Give my Regards to Broadway” from Give my Regards to Broadway, “Summertime” from Porgy and Bess, “West Side Story” from West Side Story, and “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Miserables (Soloist: Madison Morgan). Combined bands will play “My Favorite Things” from Sound of Music.
In addition to taking in all the art displays and music, ladies in attendance are encouraged to check out the newly renovated ladies restroom in the Panther Hallway. A recent beautification project is being unveiled and the artists honored.
The music program is under the direction of Mrs. Susan James, and Mrs. Heather Papinchak teaches art. The Panther Press will announce winners in the art categories via Twitter on Friday, June 1.