Wednesday, April 30, 2014

GHS Musicians Perform at Versailles High High School For the Musical "Peter Pan"

On April 24, 25, and 26, several GHS musicians and directors, played in the pit orchestra for Versailles High School's musical "Peter Pan". Our musicians joined other adult musicians and two VHS students to comprise an orchestra of eighteen members strong (which is a rather large pit orchestra). The group, along with the VHS cast, performed for four sold out shows, receiving many accolades from those in attendance and on stage. The total production of Peter Pan included 52 student actor/singers in addition to the pit. Over 100 individuals took part in making this production a success, which included Peter Pan and the Darling children flying! Our GHS student musicians were excited to take part in this unique and exciting experience and really enjoyed the bond created with the VHS students. The musical director was Robin Brown, who has taught fourth grade in Versailles for 35 successful years. Mr. McKibben was thrilled at how outstanding our GHS musicians and the entire orchestra played and loved directing such a well supported and outstanding production!

Members of the Peter Pan Orchestra from GHS were: Row 1: Sarah Herzog (violin) Alex Lance (trumpet); Row 2: Francesca Masso-Rivetti (violin), Cylas Conway(violin), Jeff Wirrig (percussion), Jennifer Murray (cello); Row 3: Mr. Moore (trumpet), Brett Clark (Instrumental Music Booster Treasurer/Bass), and Mr. McKibben (Music Director for the Show). Not pictured is Nicole Manges (violin)