Music Department Doesn’t Miss a Beat in Return to Indoor Concerts


The finale of the winter concert was the music department’s own arrangement of “Sir Duke” by Stevie Wonder. The concert featured students from all grades in the band, orchestra and choir. The music department has a record 9 agri-science students involved as well.

Madelynn Orosz, Reporter

WOODBURY — The walls of Nonnewaug’s auditorium haven’t heard the sounds of live music since the 2019 winter concert due to COVID-19 — until recently. 

On Nov. 20, the Nonnewaug music department put on their first indoor concert in two years for families of the students and other special guests to great success.

The concert was directed by Dr. Jason Bouchard and Abigail Peck, and it featured the students in the choir, concert band and orchestra. 

“I think the students did a wonderful and great job and played a very musical concert,” said Bouchard. “They were able to execute on the different types of styles in the pieces. [The students] did a great job in their individual parts and in their groups and played well together.”

Despite having a live audience back inside, for many performers the event still didn’t feel like the norm. Students had to perform with masks on, even while playing and singing.

“It was nice because it felt like everything was getting even more back to normal even though we had the playing masks and bell covers,” said sophomore euphonium player Emma Cummings. “I think everything went really smoothly, too, even though it’s the first time [live performances] have happened in almost two years.”

For underclassmen, this was their first indoor performance with the NHS music department. The band and chorus will be performing at the Bethlehem and Woodbury tree lighting ceremonies on Dec. 3-4, respectively.