JFK Chorus Makes 'Brave' Statement

main(44).jpg thumbnail47328

Demonstrating the progressing talent of Deer Park’s younger musicians and the vitality of the district’s music programs, students at JFK performed in annual spring concerts on May 18, playing in a variety of choral, orchestra and band ensembles for both peers by day and parent audiences in the evening.

For the closing piece from the fourth- and fifth-grade chorus, a rendition of Sara Bareilles’ “Brave,” student singers displayed banners they had created with an anti-bullying theme. The featured accompanist for the song was fifth-grade drummer Ashlynn McHugh. According to choir director Kristen Lombardo, McHugh learned to play the drum part in less than a month. McHugh and classmates Anthony Aguilar and Tovia Manning also performed percussion on a striking Swahili song, “Dansi Na Kuimba.”