BL Spotlight

BL Music Show, Huge Success!

On May 11, 2015, the Boys’ Latin upper school hosted a very successful music show that allowed students to showcase their artistic talents.  The talents that were shown ranged from the jazz ensembles and the upper school chorus.

The Jazz Ensemble, which is the more advanced ensemble, played three amazing songs that really blew the audience away.  The ensemble played “Route 66” by Bobby Troup, “Green Onion” by Booker T & The MG’s, “Zebrano” by Andrew Nea, “Autumn Leaves” by Roger Williams, and “Hard To Handle” by Allen Jones.

Jazz Ensemble Members:

Josiah Bedford, Austin Campodonico, Cody Carlson, Robbie Dittmar, Justin Donowa, Naylor Finnerty, Tyler Jarman, Ikechi Nduwku, Josh Smith, Noah Vilceus, Richie Wiklund.

The Jazz Workshop did a phenomenal job playing four quality songs that kept the audience on their feet.  They played “Backrow Politics” by Gordon Goodwin, “Pokerface” by Lady Gaga, “Caravan” by Duke Ellington, and “The Defibrillator” by Adrien Re.

Jazz Workshop Members:

Chase Bailey, MJ Black, Alec Blume, Eric Freitag, Wayne Garrus, Grand Iodice, Cole Jarrett, Matt Kleiser, Matt Knudsen, Austin Light, Jimmy Magee, Patrick Mcdermott, Drew Nicholas, Carrington Scott, Joey Short, Alex Young.

The phenomonal upper school chorus gave it their all and sang their hearts out.  Lead by Mrs. Anderson, the chorus instructor, the chorus sang “Working My Way Back To You,” “Vagabond,” “You Raise Me Up,” “Sherry,” “Drift Away,” and “Swing Down, Chariot.”

Chorus Members:

Ricky Arthur-Merow, Matt Attman, Chase Bailey, Josiah Bedford, Trey Burrell, Joey Celentano, Myles Cohen, Malcolm Deshields, Robbie Dittmar, Gideon Endalkachew, Robert Fite, Bennett Gaines, Trey Gaither, Matt Lunn, Nick Meittinis, Drew Nicholas, Brian Oguike, Matt Purnell, Matt Post, Jacob Schneider, Carrington Scott, Theodore Thomas, Cameron Vaden

Berklee College of Music-bound and incredible drummer Josh Smith had some opinions about the music show.

“I loved being a part of the music show this year.  I have been a drummer and pianist for the ensemble for the past four years, and I have loved every single minute of it.

This is the thing that I will miss the most at BL because it was challenging but always fun.  There was never a dull moment in rehearsal, and our instructor, Mr. Nyman, has taught me so many things that I will be able to bring to Berklee.

I would like to thank Mr. Nyman, my parents, and my brothers for giving me an opportunity to express myself through music.  I can’t thank them enough for the support, and I am truly going to miss performing for BL!”

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