EDISON — High school students at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison impressed the community by showcasing their best work in the fine and performing arts at the annual Art Show and Winter Concert on Dec. 6.
After admiring various forms of art and sculpture in the hallways, parents, teachers and friends sat in the AP Room and were treated to an entertaining show. The percussion ensemble opened with Suite for Percussion and the MadJazz vocal group performed To Music and Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind.
The Concert Band and Jazz Band, under the direction of new instrumental music teacher Rick Fontaine, took the stage for two songs apiece. The Concert Band played Legend of Knife River and Forge of Vulcan and the Jazz Band performed Don’t Get Around Much Anymore and Oye Como Va. Solos by senior Alam Merchant of Edison (trumpet), senior Phil Kim of Edison (bass clarinet) and senior Alex Pearlman of East Brunswick (piano) were highlighted in the Jazz Band.
The Concert Choir sang four numbers: Light the Legend, The Barber of Seville Overture, As Time Goes By and Gaudete with Mel Freda and James S. Little as accompanists. The traditional Hallelujah Chorus with the concert band, concert choir and guests from the audience closed the performance. Refreshments were served afterward in the Oakwood Room, compliments of the Wardlaw-Hartridge Parents’ Association.
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