Showing off the talents they nutured throughout the year, Pearl River High School music students performed a wonderful spring concert for family and friends at May 25th in the high school auditorium.
Both the band, under direction of Brian Evans, and the orchestra, under direction of Victor Correa, featured pieces that had different movements, all of which drew appreciation among audience members.
"The Mission: Impossible piece was my favorite," said eighth-grader Mike Murphy. "I think we were really good at it."
The concert choir, under direction of Shereen Way, also performed selections that had pieces, such as the Little Shop of Horrors Medley and the different soloists during We Are the World, which was accompanied by a slideshow showing different natural disasters and people banding together to help one another.
"We come to every concert," said Beata Krysiewicz, whose daughter plays flute. "It's a pleasure to enjoy it. Every year, she improves. It's an absolute pleasure."
Alumni Kristin Timothy said, "The concerts provide students with a necessary self-esteem boost during the hard times of high school. It allows them to feel accomplished about their work."
Chaperone and Language teacher Marc Wolf agreed saying, "I think (the music events) are a wonderful element to the school. It's an outlet and allows students to express themselves."
Admission was free and open to the public.