Leadership in Music

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Shore Road and Reinhard students exhibited leadership, teamwork, persistence and musical skill during separate annual winter concerts held on Jan. 18 and 19.

Under the batons of orchestra director Kelly Brandstadter, vocal director Laura Laude and band director Jennifer MacVicar, student-musicians played and sang a variety of classical and popular tunes including Soon Hee Newbold’s “The Russian Music Box,” Imagine Dragons “Believer” and Brian Balmages’ “Fanfare on a Theme of Imagination.” 

Reinhard second-grade students took the audience on a “Musical Journey Through the Decades,” under the baton of choral director Randi Andersen. In addition to tunes stemming from the Ragtime era, various individual performances of music by Frank Sinatra, The Andrew Sisters, Spice Girls, Ella Fitzgerald, Chubby Checker and more entertained and excited audiences with renditions of celebrities from gone-by eras and today.

Reinhard Principal Patricia Castine said, “This concert is an opportunity for students to take a leadership role through narration and solo performance roles. It takes an enormous amount of dedication and persistence to prepare for a concert performance.”

Shore Road School Principal Patrice Matthews also thanked the board of education and central administration for their support of the music program as well as parents for sharing their students’ enthusiasm for music.