Fall Preview features various music groups

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The music departments of Cherry Hill East performed at the Fall Preview Concert on Oct. 29 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

A variety of music groups each played one song to give a preview of the entire music program for the audience.

To begin the night was the Marching Band, whose members played the final movement of their field show “SPECTRUM Expressions of Color and Sound”. Each movement represents a color of the rainbow with a different theme. Following the marching band was the Symphonic Band performing the song “Manhattan Beach March”.

Next was vocal workshop, which featured East’s newest vocal students singing “Plenty Good Room”.

Then came the performance of  Wind Ensemble, whose members performed “American Fanfare”.

Following Wind Ensemble was Chansons, the all-girls choir, which sang “Prayer of the Children”, a song that was originally written for children affected by a war in Yugoslavia.

Next was the Freshman Wind Ensemble playing “Danse Carnivale”. Following the Freshmen Wind Ensemble was the concert choir, whose members sang a very unique arrangement of the song “Hallelujah” which was originally written by Leonard Cohen.

Next was Stay Tuned, the acapella group that sang “Stay”. This song featured solos from Brielle Clearfield (’15) and Justin Accardi (’17).

The String Orchestra performed next playing the song “Requiem”. Following the String Orchestra was Voce, a group that was called Madrigals last year, but recently changed its name. For the inaugural performance of Voce, the group sang “Over the Rainbow”.

Next was the Symphony Orchestra that played the song “Die Entführung aus dem Serail”. After the Symphony Orchestra was the Belles of East, whose members sang “Edelweiss”. Following Belles of East was the Lab Band that played “Back Bone”.

After the Lab Band was Jazz Standards, which is a group of students led by Patrick Oberstaedt (’15). This group had minimal help from teachers in the music department, and the members played “Softly as a Morning Sunshine” with a solo from Patricia Anne (’15).

Next on the program came East Singers, a group that sang an upbeat song called “Feller From Fortune”. Finally, to end the night was the Jazz Band which played an upbeat song called “Swing House”.