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Our theatre arts students were thrilled to work with Astrid Van Wieran from Come From Away during a musical theatre workshop.
The Cypress Center continues to be on schedule to open to the public in early August.
After a great day of travel, walking the city, visiting Rockefeller Center and the “Top of the Rock,” our theatre arts students participated in their first workshop, “Improvisation” with members from “The Band’s Visit.” On the way to the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, our students walked through Times Square. Pictured here is actor Etai Benson from the “The Band’s Visit.” Our students had the opportunity to get autographs at the stage door immediately following the show and enjoyed French Cuisine at the Brasserie Cognac. We look forward to two workshops tomorrow and the musical, “Come From Away.”
Orange County District Solo & Ensemble Festival was held at Apopka High School this past weekend, February 9-10. WPS had 10 students participate. It is quite an experience for our Wind Ensemble musicians. They prepare a solo for weeks to perform for a professional adjudicator who is an expert on their particular instrument (Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, etc.). The growth I see in our musicians from this experience is amazing!
I was very proud of each one. We received 4 superior ratings, 4 excellent ratings and 2 good ratings. Please congratulate the following students as you see them this week:
Sam Sharma, Katie Crofton, Jacqui Conlon, Johnny Geller, Emma Griffith, Ethan Jiang, Paige Leber, Frank Zhang, Gavin Dong, Connor Totilas.
Photos of Connor Totilas and Paige Leber performing their solos with their piano accompanist for the adjudicator.