Photos: Middle school musicians wow crowd at spring concert

Apr 13, 2022

Fifth, sixth and seventh graders took to the stage to perform a variety of hits from Ode to Joy to ‘We Don’t Talk About Bruno’ on Thursday night to a crowd ranging in age from baby siblings to grandparents.

Music teacher Caitlin Francese explained that the students would be sharing everything they’ve learned in the last few months.

The young musicians have been learning longer music and different concepts like eighth notes, varying time signatures and how to play separate lines together as a group.

One student named Tanner even played six different percussion instruments during one song -- even running across the stage mid-song to grab a forgotten instrument.

The sixth and seventh grade banded together -- all 50 of them -- to play two songs together. The students stayed after school twice to perfect their performance.