The Cossatot River High School Music department showcased their immense talent, Tuesday, May 2nd as their students rocked Holbert Auditorium in Wickes with performances by both their choirs and bands. The evening began at 6:00 p.m. with performances by several groups from the choir department and then the show continued at 7:30 with the high school band. Holbert Auditorium was packed with family, friends, and community supporters as they watched the talented group of students.
The crowd was often captivated by the different performances during the night. Many songs were very familiar to the crowd in attendance, including songs like “I am a man of constant sorrow” from the movie O Brother Where Art Thou? Throughout the evening the audience was singing and clapping along as students performed. The theme for the evening was ‘A Night at the Movies’, the name inspired by the songs that were performed during the evening, many of the songs coming from popular movies. Songs like ‘Happy’ from the Dispicable Me movies, ‘Ghostbuster’, and ‘Footloose’ had the auditorium singing along.
Cossatot also had their 7thand 8th grade bands, along with their senior high band wrap up the performances for the night. The band followed in the path of the choir and provided excellent music for those in attendance. The 7th and 8th grade bands played songs ‘Be Our Guest’ from Beauty and the Beast, and ‘You’ve Got a Friend in Me’ from Toy Story. The senior high students played songs that were equally familiar to those in attendance. Phantom of the Opera, Jurassic Park, and Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?, and many more were performed.
End of the year choir and band awards were given to students for their hard work and efforts. Awards were given for Most Improved, Best Attitude, and Most Outstanding. Senior band and choir members were recognized during the evening for their contributions towards the respective programs.
2017 Choir Seniors are Megan Andrews, Silas Barrett, Jessica Eledge, Kim Evans, Jordan Glover, Lara Herrlich, Allyson Hoyle, Rachel Lyle, Gabbi Pritchett, Jordan Schmitz, Caylee Stuart, Abby Taylor, Karli Underwood, and Sabrina Ward.
2017 Band Seniors are Gilberto Cervantes, Jose Cordova, Isaac Counts, Alejandro Gonzalez, Casandra Lopez, Alissa Miles, Liliana Trinidad, and Ashley Wenzel.
The band is under the direction of Timothy Walston and the choir is under the direction of Susan Brewer.