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Combined music department performs for Halloween

Cameron Bolton and Hannah Pecis

Cameron Bolton, Staff Reporter

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October 23 marked this year’s annual Band and Orchestra Halloween Concert.  This year, the entire music department participated in the show.  Those in the concert arrived dressed all in black or in their Halloween costumes, ranging from a piece of bacon to a Despicable Me Minion to Cruella de Ville of 101 Dalmatians to Poison Ivy of Batman fame to even a zombie Bach.

Together the band combined to play such songs as Mussorgsky, “Thriller”, “Procession of the Sorcerers”, and “The Time Warp” for the whole crowd. The combined orchestra and choir assisted the band in “Procession” while the choir also assisted the band in  “Time Warp.” The Madrigals also performed the song “Daemon Irrepit Callidus.”

Choir director Diane Marelli, who also conducted the cadet band, the concert band on Mussorgsky, and the orchestra during Procession, explained that the choir became involved with the show because band director James Baum had found a piece that had singing in it and she wanted the choirs to also support the band.

The concert has been going on for several years but this year is significant as it also marks the first time without long-time band director Kevin McOlgan. When asked about if his absence affected the concert in any way, Baum has said that it hasn’t had a great impact on the concert.

“In terms of format it’s pretty much same as last year,” he said.  McOlgan’s absence this year did lead to Marelli conducting several of the bands.

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Cameron Bolton, Staff Reporter
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Cameron is a returning member to Clarion this year. He loves reading and writing, in addition to watching movies and TV shows.  He has been apart of several  activities at RB, such as the band, choir, NHS, Day of Service, speech team, and the school theatre productions. Cameron can be reached at [email protected].


Hannah Pecis, Media Editor
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Hannah Pecis is retrning to Clarion for fabulous year three. She can’t spell to save her life, so she has been greatly honored to work on a school paper that uses spell check. She enjoys telling pointless stories about inanimate objects. She also enjoys playing Slenderman and having bonfires with her friends.

When she isn’t wasting time she is playing golf or badminton, she is also an ever learning photographer. She loves writing and spending endless amounts of time with her friends. Hannah tries to live her life as environmentally friendly as possible, and loves her 3 cats, fish, turtle, frogs, dog and bunny. She is six feet and a quarter inch tall.

She can be reached – just kidding, she is too tall to be reached — but if you would like to contact her email her at [email protected].

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