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Band, choir explore, perform in New York City

Band performs on the USS Intrepid on March 27 in New York City.

Every two years the band and choir students take a trip to either Disney World or New York City. This year they spent their spring break performing in and exploring New York City.
Current seniors and juniors were able to experience Disney World two years ago, since the group alternates between Disney and New York every two years. They view New York as a unique and fun experience.
“This is something I’ve never done, I have never been to New York. This opportunity has so many cool experiences that I get to have,” senior T.J. Countryman said.
Some of those cool experiences include performances from the band and choir.
“The band performed on the deck of the USS Intrepid and the choir performed at St.Bartholomew’s Church,” band director Chris Vanderwall said.
“Performing on the boat was very fun and it was a very cool experience,” senior Sabrina Rodriguez said.
Band and choir members were excited to play and sing their pieces and are happy with the selection.
“The song is easy but it is still fun to learn and play it,” senior Aiden Ramirez said.
Members of both band and choir were also looking forward to just being in New York City.
“I was looking forward to exploring this city,” freshman James Luardo said.
The trip ended up being a success, with many members involved learning much about the city. The experiences that were shared made the trip even better.
“The ability to see so many cool things and recognize how much of a famous place New York has been throughout history was just a really cool thing to learn about,” Countryman said.
The bus ride to New York and back was the only major negative.
“I was very nervous. You can’t sleep on those buses. We were laying on top of each other,” Rodriguez said.
Every trip of this multitude has some adversity, but the New York City trip was a major success and for most the trip was very memorable.
“The trip was action-packed for sure! We ended up making a number of adjustments along the way, but in the end, everyone had a great time and will have memories that last forever,” Vanderwall said.

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