This article was originally published in the summer 2013 Harker Quarterly.
Music lovers packed the Bucknall Theater on May 9 for a special performance by many of Harker’s youngest musicians, as several instrumental groups took the stage at the Spring Music Concert.
The show started fittingly enough with a performance of “The Harker School Song” by the Bucknall Choir, lower school orchestra and lower school string ensemble. The show moved from group to group, demonstrating a wide range of material and versatility. The Bucknall Choir returned to sing several pieces, including an Irish folk song, Schubert art song and a fun calypso number called “Shake the Papaya Down.”
The Lower School Jazz Band and first-year strings group performed a variety of catchy numbers and celebrated student composers.