Young musicians shine in music showcase

1 Apr
Cameron Stone Cassidy Shur

Cameron Stone and Cassidy Shur perform a duet on viola. 

(Note: see photos of all the performers on my Webster on the Web Facebook page.

There were a lot of smiles at Plank Road North Elementary School Friday night.

The occasion was the third annual Music Showcase, an opportunity for Plank North students from kindergarten through 5th grade who take music lessons to perform in front of families and friends in a recital format.

The showcase was originally designed to highlight piano students, who don’t often have an opportunity to show off their talents to the school community.

“Piano students never get a chance to play for the kids at school,” said Plank North music teacher Sarah Rosenberry.  “Instrumental students at least get the chance to play in the school’s band or orchestra,” she added.

Nathan Alvaro

Nathan Alvaro played Tarantella by Bastien.  

More recently, however, the event was also opened up to students who take lessons in any instrument. After all, Rosenberry said, playing in school ensembles still means the kids don’t get a chance to “do their own thing.”


It wasn’t a long recital. It only took 40 minutes for the 18 young musicians to perform. But no matter how long each student’s performance was — whether 30 seconds or three minutes — the applause from proud parents and grandparents, and the encouraging cheers from their fellow students, made the evening a shining moment for each and every child.

(Note: see photos of all the performers on my Webster on the Web Facebook page.

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