Performing Arts Expo
Last Tuesday, January 23, 2018, the Centennial performing arts department held a showcase to advertise to middle schoolers from around the district. There were performances by Centennial’s theatre department, Treble and Madrigals choir, band, guitar class, and color guard.
The students from theatre performed a few monologues and scenes from their previous show, Macbeth, to give incoming freshman a taste of the art. All of these performances were amazing and well directed by the theatre teacher, Miss Stempinski.
The Centennial choirs, Treble and Madrigals, both performed two different songs directed by the choir director, Mr. deVries, with the piano accompaniment of Joel Tiu. Treble Choir performed “If You Could Hear My Voice” and gave a sneak peek at theatre’s musical production of The Sound of Music by performing the “Nun’s Processional,” sung at the beginning of the show. The Madrigals Choir performed the songs “Shenandoah” and “Dirait-on.” Three students from the guitar class under Mr. deVries also performed, with the song “Slow Dancing in a Burning Room” by John Mayer.
Centennial’s band was represented by their Festival Winds group. The songs performed by Festival Winds were “King Cotton” and “Fanfare and Flourishes.” These performances were under the direction of the school’s band teacher, Mr. Gaughan. Alongside Festival Winds, the Centennial Color guard performed.