Celebrating the Arts at Fishers Island School
Thursday, December 8 Fishers Island School was filled with students getting ready for the concert. Parents and community members were visiting the art show beautifully installed in the hallways for all. Classmates displayed and managed their fundraisers for their many supporters. Most picked up Pre-ordered Holiday Wreaths from the Class of 2017 Fundraiser. The Class of 2022 Fundraiser Dinner served Chef Robin’s chicken and dumplings. Many took a chance on the Class of 2020 Gift Card Holiday Tree raffle and the highest bid took home the delicious treats of the Class of 2018 Dessert Auction. And, all enjoyed the music selections performed by Pre-K up through the Senior students.
Welcome by Principal Karen Goodwin
Up On the Housetop; Feliz Navidad; Old Dan Tucker; Jingle Bells; Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Emma Cypherd; Guitar/Voice
Good King Wenceslas – Traditional English Carol; Jolly Old Saint Nicholas – American Carol; Mary Ann – West Indies Folk Song; Jingle Bells – J.S.Pierpont/arr. Chuck Elledge
Sleigh Ride – Leroy Anderson/arr. Mark Bryme, Kapri Thomas, Piano; Plenty Good Room – Kirby Shaw
Soloists: (in order of appearance) Molly Cypherd, Emma Cypherd, Charlie Snyder, Brooklyn Redo, Lili Kane, Jade Redo, Constance Toldo, Jackson Eastman, Anderson Steele, Arabella Hatfield, and Julia Helal; The Pink Panther, Henry Mancini/arr. Jay Althouse, Kapri Thomas, Piano
Fishers Island School Band
Carol of the Bells, arr. Gary Hoey; A Charlie Brown Christmas, arr. Paul Murtha; Russian Sailor’s Dance, Reinhold Gliere from the ballet The Red Poppy
Special Thank Yous to Ramona Suprenant for going above and beyond by volunteering to alter uniforms for the students. Her tireless work is greatly appreciated; To the Fishers Island Board of Education for supporting the plan to purchase uniforms for the 7-12 performing groups. We always appreciate the support you continue to show for our music students; Tommy Doroshevich for Setup/Logistics; Chad Mrowka for Audio Engineering; Madeline Hatfield for Program Artwork; and Thank you to all of the Faculty and Staff of the Fishers Island School for your support of the students.
Click any image to see a larger version or view as a slideshow. Concert photos by JT Ahrens.
A sampling of the work in the Winter Art Show