By Jenny Guadagno
The Western Wayne Music Department is thrilled to announce the release of Christmas concert recordings for the community.
The High School Band, High School Chorus, 7th/ 8th Grade Band, 8th Grade Chorus, and 7th Grade Chorus, all worked with their teachers to create concert recordings for the holiday season.
After a year away from the stage, these music groups have returned in full swing to spread some holiday cheer via video performances.
Although the virtual nature of the concerts are certainly different from previous years, the band and chorus is growing accustomed to it, especially the high school band. Having already published a Halloween recording during the High School band’s marching season, they came prepared to make a video in the concert season.
Students in all Western Wayne musical groups were spaced out and utilized personal protective equipment based on their instrument, ranging from face shields and instrument bags to bell covers, special player’s masks, and face masks for chorus students.
Equipped with this gear and decked out in festive sweaters, the band and chorus students performed a variety of fun holiday songs for all to enjoy.
In a truly wild year, it is reassuring to have a holiday concert remain constant. As low brass section leader Madison Weinczyk of the High School Band puts it, “It’s definitely a different experience, but I’m glad to still have this opportunity”.
The concerts can be found at the following links:
High School Band https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vS8GbhT-aQ&t=10s
High School Chorus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xa6rHfhYhtg
7th/8th Grade Band https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyIwzkirX2w
8th Grade Chorus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXTiT0XF0V0&feature=youtu.be
7th Grade Chorus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-yU7J6BaPA&feature=youtu.be
The Western Wayne Music Department in both the high school and middle school hope all enjoy this holiday treat!
In photo: Senior Drum Major Alyssa Donnini directs the high school band at their community day held this past fall.