Here at Essex Valley School, our music program has always been a popular staple of our student’s interests. Every year our counselors are bombarded with students requesting to have music as an elective due to the nature of our music course. The music program at Essex Valley School has been transformed thanks to the teacher Salvatore Bonafede. Mr. Bonafede has broadened the student's ears for music by incorporating music history and composition, as well as teaching students how to play instruments. The classical more practical aspects of music are blended together with the ever-changing and expanding audio technology offering our students at EVS the best of both worlds. Recently our music program held a showcase that displayed our student’s musical talents, which ranged from a pair of piano soloists, a rock band ensemble, a few tracks of music produced by students, and a very talented songstress. The students performed in front of a crowd of their peers and staff in our auditorium and everyone gave outstanding performances. Many of our musical artists demonstrated great skills in their instruments, even after only learning them in such a short time.
Several different departments came together to help make the music showcase a resounding success. Some thanks go out to the Culinary Arts department for providing refreshments for the event. We also can’t forget to thank the Digital Media program for recording the performances from various different angles. Special thanks are also extended to Mr. Bonafede for all of the hard work he put into preparing the students to perform their ensembles and have the confidence to perform in front of a crowd. His hard work and vision came together and lead to a successful event, we can’t wait to see what will be in store next!