A few songs from classic musicals, drum line music, and colonial songs played on fifes and drums will all be performed by Western Wayne High School students at the second annual Community Market Day to take place this Saturday, Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the EverGreen Elementary School.
This event benefits the EverGreen Parent Teacher Association and is free admission. There will be about twenty local vendors at the event selling homemade crafts and other items.
Performers will entertain the crowd from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The line-up includes: Lynnette’s Twirlerettes, Twin Dragons Martial Arts, Spotlight Performers, the Western Wayne Drama Club, the Western Wayne Drum Alliance, and the Wayne County Fife and Drum Corp. Many of the performance groups will also have tables at the event where they will offer information about their organizations and sell goods.
One such group is the newly formed Western Wayne Drama Club. The club is new this year at the district and is open to students in grades 8 through 12. For this first performance, high school students will be featured singing songs from past Western Wayne shows such as Bye Bye Birdie, Shrek and Seussical.
The students will end their set with a song from their upcoming musical comedy Nice Work if You Can Get It, which will premiere the last weekend of April in the newly renovated high school auditorium. Drama club students participating on Saturday include: Ty Alpaugh, Lindsey Karwacki, Honour Shaffer, R.J. Clemens, Hailey Robbins, Jill Jones, Lily Visceglia, Jake Jones, Rhonda Fenkner, Victoria Petrosky, Becca King, and Emily Barone.
Junior Lindsey Karwacki will perform with two groups at the event. Along with singing with the Western Wayne Drama Club she will also play percussion with the Western Wayne Drum Alliance.
The group is composed of Western Wayne student musicians: John Kear, Mason Coccodrilli, Taylor Altenhofen, Katherine Moore, and Lindsey. Jacob Slomian, Western Wayne alumni, will also perform with the group.
John Kear hopes the audience will appreciate the many genres of music the Western Wayne performing groups will bring to Community Day.
Along with playing in the Drum Alliance, John will also play old-time colonial music with the Wayne County Fife and Drum Corp.
John founded this group and decided to use his work with it for his senior project at Western Wayne. John explains that he always wanted to form a group to play this type of classic music.
His friends, all Western Wayne students or alumni, make up the ensemble: Mason Coccodrilli, Jacob Slomian, Katherine Moore, and Amanda Herold.
The group recently played at the GDS Fair and look forward to their second performance at Community Day. They plan to play songs such as “Yankee Doodle” and “Road to Boston” among others.
John looks forward to what promises to be a great day for family fun in the local community on Saturday.
“I hope that people will come out to hear the unique songs of our group and all of the other talented groups scheduled to perform at Community Day.”
Front row, from left: Haily Robbins, Emily Barone, Becca King, and Victoria Petrosky. Back row, from left: Jake Jones, Lily Visceglia, Honour Shaffer, Rhonda Fenkner, Jill Jones, R.J. Clemens, and Lindsey Karwacki.
Western Wayne Drama Club students rehearse for the EverGreen Community Market Day event with assistant musical director Sarah Calabro.