MOUNT VERNON — Music was all the rage at Mount Vernon High School on Wednesday, Feb. 28, when the bands and choirs hosted a joint concert. It was to showcase all of the work the young musicians have put into their upcoming Ohio Music Education Association large group adjudicated events.
The large group judged events will feature the symphonic band and choirs. They will play each of their pieces on a stage for three OMEA judges, who will give them a rating score.
The concert was opened with the Women’s Chorus, an all-female choir under the direction of department head and choir director Marty Bell. They opened their portion of the concert with a smooth ballad-like piece entitled “Between two parts.” Their next piece was a Cuban-inspired piece about fishing for shrimp, called “Al Pescar Camaron.” They rounded out their performance with a dreamy lullaby entitled, “Lunar Lullaby.” Women’s Chorus’ final piece of the evening was a rousing a-cappella rendition of the 2013 pop hit by Avicii called “Wake Me Up.”