“I was very proud of all of my students; they have grown so much throughout the year and I really felt they stepped up to the plate and showed maturity. This performance showed me they are capable of a higher level of music,” Modarelli said.
The concert was a great learning experience. Modarelli said, “It gave the students the opportunity to perform an older style of music that they aren’t very familiar with, and they ended up really enjoying it.”
The seniors who are more experienced with the concert set up and etiquette helped the younger classmen by setting a great example.
Ariann Barille feels that she was able to enlighten the younger students. “I helped by being a leader and offering instruction to any students that didn’t understand the choreography. Although I sprained my ankle a week before the performance I still participated in practice because I knew that some members relied on me for remembering footwork,” she said.
Barille’s guidance definitely shined through during the Show Choir’s performance of a “Chicago” medley that portrayed her talents as a singer and dancer.
In addition to the old Broadway tunes, there were treats and refreshments offered for the audience members. Each student was asked to bring a dish, dessert, chips or drink for the buffet style dining that was offered. The food was a huge hit, almost as much as the music.
The concert showcased a broad array of singing styles but all fit into the “Cabaret” genre. It was a great way for students, teachers, parents and friends to share similar interests and enjoy themselves. The admission was only $1.
“Over $500 was raised!” Modarelli said. “Some of the money will be used to buy music for the spring pops concert. I figured there would either be a lot of people or barely any, and thankfully the cafeteria was packed.”