Music filled the air and the proud families and friends filled the room.
That was the scene when another lunch period at Bridgewater-Raritan High School was devoted to entertaining families and friends when the ‘’Concert in the Round’’ was performed on Thursday, November 16.
The performers on this day were the high school’s Concert Band, Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble. They played in sequence with concerts that lasted just under an hour each in the high school’s Band Room.
The show was directed by the co-directors of the high school’s band program, Nick Mossa and Dr. Tom Bourgault.
Families as well as high school friends were invited to sit in the room and listen to the brilliant sounds that were produced by the three bands.
‘’This is great and we are proud to share what we do with the community,’’ Mr. Mossa said.
Dr. Bourgault agreed.
“This is our first opportunity to share our performances with family and friends,’’ he said.
This performance came two days after the high school’s Choir Parent Concerts were held during the day under the direction of Dr. John Wilson, the Director of the Choral Program. Three separate choirs performed before their invited guests of family and friends on November 14.
Matt McCarthy, the school district’s Supervisor of Music and Performing Arts,, applauded the efforts of the music programs during the week.
“”This is so great to see families have the chance to watch all of the hard work that our students do to master their instruments.’’ said Mr. McCarthy while standing in the crowded Band Room.
Another satisfied attendee was Alice Hadley, who is a Nurse at Bridgewater-Raritan High School.
‘’These students are my students and I support this program’’ said Ms. Hadley, who revealed that she was once a band parent. “These types of days here are the best ever.’’