Students perform at Glenstock

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by Madelyn Willoughby, Copy Editor

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Groups of student performers and soloists played and sang music at Glenstock on Wednesday, June 5 at 6 p.m.

Due to the prediction of thunderstorms, over 50 students congregated into the cafeteria though the student music festival has been traditionally held in the courtyard. Many students chose to perform both original songs and covers of existing songs at the event.

Seniors Matt Jensen and Niko Karras performed with their band One Time Without. The band has performed at Glenstock in previous years and they were the second to last act of the night.

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Juniors Caroline Torpey and Sofia Nolfo also performed with “Kiss Me” by Ed Sheeran and “Riptide” by Vance Joy.

Torpey had performed at the event last year with junior Dylaney Sabino. This was Nolfo’s first time performing at Glenstock.

“I really love to perform and I’ve done Cabaret Night and Coffeehouse and I wanted to expand my horizons,” Nolfo said.

In addition to performing, Nolfo enjoyed the performance by the group Hi Welcome to Chili’s because of their song choices, including “Rehab” by Amy Winehouse and “1950” by King Princess. She also appreciated the audience for being supportive.

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Seniors Dylan Needleman and Anand Chari perform together at Glenstock on June 5. The event was held in the cafeteria this year due to the prediction of thunderstorms the night of the event. People who attended sat in stools and on tables that were set up for the event.

The highlight of the performance for Torpey was seeing her friends dancing and cheering for her during her songs. She also liked watching the performance of One Time Without, and the accordian performance of senior Dylan Needleman.

“I like how it’s not just musical theatre, we get to expand to different categories of music,” Torpey said. “Honestly you could do whatever you want, and it’s a really judgement free zone and it’s really relaxed.”

Junior Caitlin O’Brien attended the event to see her friends perform. At first, she was worried that the event would not be the same in the cafeteria but was pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere.

“It was really fun to be there with friends and listen to music,” O’Brien said. “The people that were there really cared about it so that was nice.”

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A group of performers titled Hi Welcome to Chili’s were the final performance of the night. They performed songs “Rehab” by Amy Winehouse, “1950” by King Princess, and others. Performers Sofia Nolfo and Caroline Torpey enjoyed this performance.

Junior Abby Stern helped organize the event with other members of student council and faculty adviser Katherine Bennin. Stern helped make sure the bands attended meetings and she organized the instruments that would be available while completing other miscellaneous jobs.

Initially, Stern noticed that there was a small sign-up of performers as she began to organize the event. Many performers were worried that the event would be cancelled because of the difficulty in getting performers. However, Stern felt that the organizers were able to overcome this issue as more sets of different performers signed up.

“I think this event is worth continuing because it’s so much fun and it’s a really good end of the year thing,” Stern said. “Because we got such a great turnout this year I think Glenstock’s here for the long haul.”