King Philip Regional Middle School Students Display Creative Talents During Fine Arts Showcase

Superintendent Paul Zinni and Principal Michelle Kreuzer are pleased to share that King Philip Regional Middle School students had the opportunity to display their talents during the school’s Fine Arts Showcase last week.

On Wednesday, June 7, the King Philip Regional Middle School Fine and Performing Arts Department presented its annual Fine Arts Showcase featuring student artwork and performances. About 400 community members attended.

This year’s showcase marked the first time that Middle School band, chorus and art students came together to display their unique talents in one night.

“This was an exceptional event that truly highlighted the creative and artistic talents of our middle school students,” Superintendent Zinni said. “Kudos and congratulations to all those who helped make this event possible for community members to enjoy.”

The evening began with more than 200 pieces of artwork created by seventh- and eighth-grade students displayed throughout the school. Artwork included drawings, paintings, ceramics, and sculptures.

In the school gymnasium, the seventh-grade band performed several pieces including “The Mandalorian,” a piece commonly performed by high school bands. The eighth-grade band also performed several pieces including “Nevermore,” about Edgar Allen Poe’s poem “The Raven,” which ties into the English Language Art (ELA) Department’s curriculum. During the performance, eighth-grade ELA teacher Lauren Duffy spoke about how the poem and music relate.

The school’s jazz band performed five pieces that featured more than 15 soloists. The chorus performed a repertoire including selections from the musical “Hamilton” and the song “A Thousand Miles” by Vanessa Carlton. The choral performance featured more than seven student soloists.

“The performance was well-attended and was a great way to celebrate all of the art accomplishments throughout the school year at King Philip Middle School,” said Ryan DeWolfe, Fine and Performing Arts Curriculum Team Leader.

The evening was successfully organized by Visual Arts Teacher Ari Barrett, Band Director Charles Sherwin, and Choral Director and Curriculum Team Leader for Fine and Performing Arts DeWolfe, with assistance from Duffy.


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