BSM hosts annual spring music concerts

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Izabella Szarzynski

BSM Choir rehearses for their annual spring concert.

During the week of May 16, the BSM Orchestra, Choir, and Band performed on different nights in the Hamburge Theater. Each concert showcased the best music and talent each grade level had to offer.

The BSM Orchestra, grades 7 through 12, performed on Monday, May 16, in the Hamburge Theater. “The concert will have music that is out of this world—that was the theme of the concert, or at least music that was space themed. We performed the Star Wars theme song, One Republic’s ‘Counting Stars,’ and many other pop tunes besides the classical music favorite Gustav Holst, ‘The Planets,’” Orchestra teacher Ms. Mac Lean said.

A special appearance made by senior high wellness instructor, Casey Hanson, captured the students’ attention. “Hanson was amazing, I knew he was good, but it was really cool to see him get in front of a large crowd and perform, and it was cool to see him be a part of the Orchestra for the night,” senior Peter McCague said.

The concert shed light on all of the hard work the students put in throughout the year, but at the end of the day, the concert was a celebration. “This year’s end concert is really to celebrate all the students have learned this year and to honor our seniors,” Mac Lean said.

“It was a bittersweet ending, but it was good to go to out with such a great concert and with such a great group of people.”

— Obasi Lewis

On Tuesday May 17, the BSM junior high and senior high bands performed. The junior high performed eight songs and the senior high performed five. Similar to the other ensembles, the band performed songs from different cultures all over the world. “We performed a Swahili version of the Lord’s Prayer. We also always perform a song from a musical, and this year we did a song from the soundtrack of ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,’” senior percussion member Obasi Lewis said.

The tangible camaraderie of BSM’s performers shown through and made the night one to remember. “It was a bittersweet ending, but it was good to go to out with such a great concert and with such a great group of people,” Lewis said.

The last of the performances was the Choir Concert. On Thursday, May 19, the seventh and eight grade choirs, along with the high school choirs, performed. “Our Madrigals and Pop Choir also performed, including our a capella all male group,” Choir teacher, Mr. Petroski, said.

The music sung during the concert came from many different genres. “All choirs will perform music from all over the world and many different genres including a Prince tribute that is extremely emotional and meaningful to a lot of people,” Mr. Petroski said.

Overall, the concerts were a success. BSM Choir, Band, and Orchestra all had outstanding spring concerts. With an array of students, instruments, and music, everyone who went could find something to enjoy.