Calais Spring Concert to be a Great Night

By Quinn Sluzenski


On May 8th at 7:00, Calais Middle/High School will be presenting their annual Spring Concert, a fantastic evening of fun and great music.  Chorus, jazz combo, and concert band will be performing a wide selection of entertaining songs for everyone to enjoy.

The evening will be kicked off with the talented grades 7-12 Chorus.  They will be singing a very different kind of piece, a medley from the popular Broadway show and movie “Hairspray” with costumes and choreography.  This energetic piece will feature seniors Hannah Sivret as Tracy Turnblad, Kolya White as Link Larkin, and Dylan Angiolillo as Corny Collins.  The rest of the chorus will complete the cast.  It is sure to be a very unique and exciting performance!

Next on the program is the high school jazz combo.  They’ll have your feet tapping to the lively beats of “What’d I Say,” by Ray Charles, “Satisfaction,” by the Rolling Stones, and the swing song “Jump Start.”  Our talented young musicians will be joined by Sam Coltart, Dr. Larry Newman, and Jen Donovan for an excellent well-rounded sound.

The night will finish with a bang with the grades 7-12 concert band.  Their pieces range from classical, to folk, to pop, but are all excellently presented by the enthusiastic players.  The concert features a set of classical songs: “Grand Canyon Suite,” by Grofe, “Elephants,” by Saint-Saens, and “Radetsky March,” by Vienna Johann Strauss.  The band also has a terrific set of songs from movies.  The audience will be humming along as the students perform “Live and Let Die,” celebrating the James Bond franchise’s fiftieth anniversary, “Pirates of the Caribbean,” and a medley of songs from “The Lion King,” arranged by senior band president Amelia Moody.

As always, all three musical groups are conducted by the skillful Alison Brennan.  The concert is jam-packed with excellent pieces, but will only run about one hour and fifteen minutes, so don’t worry about being out too late.  Admission is three dollars for adults, two dollars for seniors, and ten dollars for a family.  Mrs. Brennan and all of Calais’ musicians hope that everyone can make it to the high school for this fantastic evening!