Spring Concert
Laura Sacco

On Friday, May 26th, families and friends of East Woods gathered in the gymnasium for the Spring Concert. The atmosphere was filled with excitement as the students, who had worked diligently, eagerly prepared to showcase their talents.

The concert commenced with a delightful performance by the Lower School Choir, composed of students from Kindergarten to 2nd Grade. They captivated the audience with their renditions of "Små Grodorna," a Swedish Folk Song, and "Tell Me What You See," composed by Amy F. Bernon. The Third Grade students then displayed their practiced skills by playing "Mary Had a Little Lamb," "Twinkle, Twinkle Star," and "Old MacDonald" on the recorder. The Fourth Grade band impressed everyone with their newfound abilities, delivering engaging performances of "Fanfare Heroica" by Brian Balmages and "Blazon!" by David Shaffer.

The 5th Grade Vocal Ensemble infused the event with joy as they performed "Shake the Papaya Down," an enchanting calypso number arranged by Ruth Dwyer. The Intermediate Band followed with their energetic rendition of "Fanfare Supernova," an explosive composition by Larry Clark, and "Costa Del Sol," incorporating traditional Spanish percussion by Bruce Pearson & Chuck Elledge. The Upper School Chorus began their segment with "Ad Astra" by Jacob Narverud and two Selections from The Seasonings (S. 1½ Tsp.) by P.D.Q. Bach, namely "Then asked he" and "By the leeks of Babylon." Their performance concluded with two renowned pieces. "Earth Song" by Michael Jackson conveys his concerns about environmental issues such as deforestation and overfishing while also addressing moral dilemmas. And finally, Stevie Wonder's "Sir Duke" is a tribute to music legends like Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, and Glenn Miller. The outstanding solo performances in both pieces left the audience amazed. The Spring Concert reached its crescendo with the Advanced Band, consisting of thirteen talented Upper School students. They left a lasting impression with their vibrant renditions of "Fireball!" by Brian Beck, "Rippling Watercolors," and "Electricity" by Brian Balmages.

Witnessing the tremendous progress made by the students throughout the year was a beautiful experience. The Spring Concert was a fantastic way to kick off the long Memorial Day weekend, leaving everyone in high spirits.

EWS Spring Concert
EWS Spring Concert
EWS Spring Concert
EWS Spring Concert