The 2016 High School Spring Concert and Awards Ceremony was an amazing show. Mrs. DeRose said “The concert is bittersweet. The 8th grade orchestra sounds great, I can’t wait to work with them. The seniors are such amazing group of people I am sad to see them go but excited for them as they leave Mona Shores.”
Mr. Mosley’s Eighth Grade Orchestra open the concert with Richard Meyer’s Geometric Dances.
The Mrs. DeRose’s High School Concert Orchestra took the stage starting the evening musical theme of Tributes. They played Andrew Dabcynski’s arrangement of An Armed Forces Tribute, Jon Williams The Olympic Spirt, and a Beatles Melody.
The Mona Shores Fiddlers played two tunes. One original piece Amran nut de Caerlaverock by our own Greg Beaudoin. This piece was first performed by the Fiddlers at 2016 Collage Concert but tonight we got the touching explanation on how Amran nut de Caerlaverock is a tribute to his family. The Fiddlers finished night with a new version of Jackie Tar.
The Symphonic Orchestra continued the tribute theme with John Phillip Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever and a Tribute To John Williams adapted by Paul Lavender. Tribute To John Williams was accompanied with a video arranged by Mr. Dave Droski and Jacob gravel.
The Combined Orchestras played Franz Hayden’s The Finale from Symphony No 45, arranged by Richard Meyer with the musicians turn off their stand lights when leaving the stage as they played leaving only the Seniors at the end.
The Senior Strings presented some touching gifts to Mrs. DeRose and performed Jupiter From The Planets by Gustav Holst, arr. Deborah Baker Monday.
National Orchestra Award: Dale Liddle
Directors Award: Margaret Henrikson
Outstanding Fiddler Award: Greg Beaudoin
MSBOA Scholar Musician Award: Paul Young
Edquist Memorial Fund Scholarship Awards: Dale Liddle, Emily Morris, & Paul Young
Ezekiel Clark – 2008-2016
Margaret Henrikson – 2008-2016
Dale Liddle – 2008-2016
Emily Morris – 2009 – 2016
Shelby Sikes – 2008-2016
Paul Young – 2008-2016
Madalyn Bacon – 2015-2016
Matthew Farmer – 2015-2016
Madison LaDuke – 2015-2016
Noah Sowles – 2014-2016
Hayley Towers – 2012 – 2016
Exchange Student: Kako Nishiyama – 2015-2016