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Middle Schoolers Perform “An Afternoon of Instrumental Music”

The Middle School’s sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade ensembles recently performed their Spring Concert on The Schiff Center stage. The live, socially distanced performance was the first for the young performers this school year. Instrumental music teacher John Rising said the performance was “more historic” than the very first instrumental concerts held when The Schiff Center opened in spring 2019. Rising commended the students for their hard work and growth throughout the year. “The kids have had to be more resilient than ever,” Rising said. The sixth-graders opened the show with  “Sword Dance,” pop hit “Happy,” and “Basin Street Blues.” The seventh-graders then took the stage, performing the popular “Pirates of the Carribbean” theme, as well as “Havana” and “Seven Nation Army.” The eighth-graders closed the afternoon with the groovy “Feel it Still,” “House of the Rising Sun,” and “Africa.” Congratulations to the Middle School musicians for their wonderful performances! Click here to read the concert program.

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