Around the World with the NHS Music Department


Missy Orosz

The NHS band, choir and orchestra came together to preform the senior song, “Here Comes the Sun”. WMS and BES music teachers also joined in for a great ending to this year’s concert.

Madelynn Orosz, Ag/FFA Editor

WOODBURY — “What an exciting spring concert we had on Saturday,” said NHS choir teacher Abigail Peck.

The sound of music filled the air of the NHS auditorium as the Music Department put on their first fully-normal concert April 30.

The concert was presented by Dr. Jason Bouchard and Peck, and it featured the students in the concert band, concert choir, and string orchestra. There was a large crowd of families and other guests who were excited to be back at a normal concert.  

Each group performed their own section of the concert and then all the groups joined together at the end for the entire music department’s own rendition of “Here Comes the Sun” by George Harrison. 

Kat Favoccia, the NHS ASL teacher, along with Avalon Schnelker and Faith Lally, ASL students, performed “Colors” alongside the NHS Choir. It was an awesome addition to the concert and made it more inclusive for those hard of hearing. (Missy Orosz )

“I feel it was a great representation of all the groups and the work we have been doing this year,” said Michaela Pellino, junior member of the NHS Choir. “Everyone did a great job.”

“The music that we represented was bringing our audience to different parts of the world through music,” said Bouchard, the string orchestra and concert band teacher. “We had the audience travel with us as we performed these different pieces from around the world and it was executed well by the students.”

Songs performed represented different parts of the world including Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Latin America, and the United States.

“It was nice to be back for a regular concert again,” added Bouchard. “The students really fed off the energy of the audience and being able to see everyone’s smiling facing.” 

“They’re a bunch of rockstars. I’m very proud of everyone’s work and the students shined bright” added Peck.

The music department will next be at a music festival at the end of the month where the groups will compete against other high school groups of their size and be judged by a panel of professionals in the art. They also will be performing at both Woodbury and Bethlehem Memorial Day parades.