The school’s music department presented the cleverly titled “Concert in the Park(ing Lot)” last week. The musical performance was held outside and the audience was spread across the parking lot in socially distanced lawn chairs.
It has been well over a year since any live performances have been held. The last one was “Bach and Rock II” in March of 2020 before everything was shut down.
The students were highly commended by the faculty for their hard work and dedication, who kept up with their lessons over the computer when in-person lessons and rehearsals weren’t possible. Once the students did return to school many restrictions were still in place that required practices to be held differently than they had been before.
The songs that were performed included “The Star Spangled Banner,” by members of Virtuoso, “Theme from Symphony No. 1,” “Frere Jacques,” “Hot Cross Buns,” “Au Claire De La Lune,” “Country Walk,” and “Merrily We Roll Along,” by the elementary band, “Hokus Pokus,” “Destiny Fanfare,” “Zombie Raiders,” “Simple Gifts,” “Zoom!,” and “The Great Steamboat Race,” by members of the middle school and high school band, and “Montgomery Alma Mater” by members of the elementary chorus.
The music department faculty members are Mr. Fox, Mr. Rehn, and Mrs. McNear.
The students did a great job, and the audience was thrilled to hear live music again. Even behind their masks, the smiles were evident.
Montgomery Announcements and Events
Happy first birthday to Shepard Glenn Steward, who marks his big day on May 29.
Happy birthday wishes go to Everhett Heasley, who will be turning 7 on May 30.
Congratulations to Montgomery’s Scholastic Scrimmage team for their victory in their first match! They beat Loyalsock with a final score of 130-85. The students were very impressive with their wide range of knowledge on a variety of topics. Their match aired on WVIA on May 20 and is available to watch through the PBS WVIA streaming channel.
The library’s Adult Book Club theme for the month of June is Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. New members are always welcome. If you are interested, stop by the library for a list of suggested titles.
Throttle Up Biker Church has recently changed their name to Throttle Up Community Church. Everyone is welcome to attend their weekly service from 6-8 pm at 50 East Houston Avenue (the former Christ Lutheran Church).
Friday, May 28 – Family Art Night will be held at the library at 5 pm. Preregistration is required by calling (570) 547-6212 or by going to the “events” tab on the library’s website.
Tuesday, June 1 – The Eagle Grange will present a program entitled “Natural Gas Fracking” at their monthly meeting at 6:30 pm. The speaker will be David Troutman. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served.
Our local fire companies need volunteers to serve as emergency responders and in a variety of non-emergency support roles. If you want to learn more, please contact either the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Department at (570) 547-1380 or the Clinton Township Volunteer Fire Company at (570) 547-1000.
THOT – “Dost thou love life? Then do not squander Time; for that’s the Stuff Life is made of.” – Benjamin Franklin, from “Poor Richard’s Almanack”