Band and Chorus Members Show Their Talents at Broadway Night

The chorus performs “Who Lives Who Dies Who Tells Your Story” from the Broadway musical, Hamilton, at Broadway Night on March 14. photo by Arianna Esposito

Photos by Arianna Esposito

The Rockland High School band and chorus presented a highly successful Broadway Night on Thursday, March 14 to a loud, appreciative audience.  The band opened up the night with “And All That Jazz” from the musical Chicago, setting the stage for individual performances by chorus members of selections from several Broadway plays including Les Miserables, Jekyll and Hyde and Finding Neverland.

RHS Band Director John Piazza introduced each of the soloists and provided a little background about each of them, complimenting them all for their passion and commitment to their music, and in many cases saying how pleased he is to see how much their talents and confidence have grown through the years.

Chorus Director Victoria McComb said on Twitter, “So proud of all my kids for their Broadway Night performances! What a wonderful night full of beautiful music!”

In his weekly newsletter Principal John Harrison said, “Congratulations to the chorus and band students involved in the production of Broadway Night on Thursday, March 14th. Our students did a phenomenal job and we are fortunate to have so many talented students who perform for the school community.”

Kayla Mantell was the first soloist to perform and explained that she had always wanted to perform “Once Upon a Time” from the musical Brooklyn, ever since her mother sang it to her. Megan Diver, Julia Yeadon, Leah Drago, Jordan Cunningham, Emily Gaboriault, Bonnie Gasdia, Olivia Janis and Kerin Dalton also performed as soloists, and each were given loud cheers and applause as they concluded.

The full chorus performed “Who Lives Who Dies Who Tells Your Story” from Hamilton to conclude the show.

A list of the performers and musical selections follows:

  1. “And All that Jazz” from Chicago– RHS Band

  2. “Once Upon a Time” from Brooklyn– Kayla Mantell

  3. “Morning Person” from Shrek the Musical– Megan Diver

  4. “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Miserables– Julia Yeadon

  5. “Journey to the Past” from Anastasia – Leah Drago

  6. “This is the Moment” from Jekyll and Hyde– Jordan Cunningham

  7. “What Baking Can Do” from Waitress– Emily Gaboriault

  8. “All that Matters” from Finding Neverland– Bonnie Gasdia

  9. “I Can Hear the Bells” from Hairspray– Olivia Janis

  10. “I’m Here” from The Color Purple– Kerin Dalton

  11. “Who Lives Who Dies Who Tells Your Story” from Hamilton– RHS Chorus

The Music Department’s next event will be the full musical, Annie, to be performed on Friday, April 5 and 7 pm and Saturday, April 6 at 1 pm.  Tickets are available at all the schools or online at  $7 General Admission.

Posted on March 15, 2019, in Clubs / Activities, Features, News. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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