Chorus, Band Present Pops Concert

Seniors in band and chorus: Back row l to r: Ian Welch, Michael Bailey, PJ Butler, Markus Rohwetter, Dan Silva.  Front row: Mr. Michael Coogan, Ella Engle, Kaitlyn Mott, Alyssa Collins,Samantha Poirier, Mrs. Jennifer Hartnett

Seniors in band and chorus: Back row l to r: Ian Welch, Michael Bailey, PJ Butler, Markus Rohwetter, Dan Silva. Front row: Mr. Michael Coogan, Ella Engle, Kaitlyn Mott, Alyssa Collins, Samantha Poirier, and Mrs. Jennifer Hartnett.

Veritas Staff

Rockland High School’s music students paid tribute to departing seniors and instructors in last night’s Pops Concert held in the auditorium.

The evening began with the Concert Band playing John Philip Sousa’s “Fairest of the Fair.”  Next the band performed “Rollo Takes a Walk,” and “Song for Lyndsey.” The band ended their performance with the seniors’ choice, “The Great Locomotive Chase.”

The Chamber Choir was up next and showed their vocal range with “Duerme Negrito” and “Ain’t No Grave Can Hold My Body Down.”

After a short intermission the Jazz Ensemble performed “One O’Clock Jump,” “Blue Skies” with Ella Engles’s vocal accompaniment, and “Los Changos Volando.”

Senior Ella Engle sings

Senior Ella Engle sings “Blue Skies” with the Jazz Ensemble at the Pops Concert.

The final section of the Pops Concert was held down by the full Chorus which did six numbers including the seniors’ choice of “Daemon Irrepit Callidus.” They also performed “Shenandoah,” as well as “And So It Goes,” with Leah DeCecco as soloist.  Ella Engle was the soloist for “Danny Boy” while Genesis Rojas (piano) and Sarah Hunter (violin) accompanied the chorus’ performance of  “Say Something.”

Next, several RHS alumni joined the chorus and sang the traditional “Road Home” with Genesis Rojas as the soloist.   Surprising their directors, Mr. Michael Coogan and Mrs. Jennifer Hartnett, the chorus sang “My Way”  to them. It was an emotional finish to this end of the year performance.

The Chorus including alumni who returned to sing

The Chorus including alumni who returned to sing “Road Home” sang “My Way” to music instructors, Mr. Coogan and Mrs. Hartnett

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Posted on May 14, 2015, in Clubs / Activities, Features. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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