Set Stage For The Arts

black and white dramatic shot of bricj highschool with four white pillarsThe stage is set at the high school for an Evening of the Arts. This Friday, June 11, bring a chair and enjoy some music, art, and drama out on the front lawn. The performances will begin at 7PM. 

Artwork will be on display, students will perform solos and small-group musical numbers, four graduating seniors in the choir: Brian Bagley, Caitlyn Nikoluas, Justin Lawyer, and Shane Smith will perform a special song, and the Drama Club will premiere their mockumentary about learning and teaching during a pandemic. 

Due to COVID-19 protocols, there have been no concerts, no showcases, no drama, or musicals. MCS High School Choir Director Ben April explained the desire to modify the traditional Festival of the Arts. “With restrictions loosening and the weather improving, we decided an evening outside to celebrate would be a good idea,” said Mr. April. “At the end of the night, once it gets dark enough, we will show the spring drama club production, ‘Schools During Covid – The Story of Centertown High.’ The production is a mockumentary in the style of the TV show The Office,” Mr. April said. 

Snacks, soda, juice and water will be sold at this event by the Middleburgh FFA Chapter who are raising money for various activities. FFA advisor Carmen Fagnani said, “Part of the funds will be used to buy supplies for the students showing dairy cattle this summer. This will be the first time we have Middleburgh FFA students showing animals at the Schoharie County Sunshine Fair. The rest of the funds will go towards students’ trip costs, such as the National Convention in Indiana, Winter weekend at Camp O, and the 212/360 Leadership Conference in Rochester.”