Thursday, June 11, 2009


Patty Armstrong of the Music Department writes: Eleven HHS senior musicians gave a special concert on June 2 attended by their families and friends in the community. The evening featured seniors who had spent much time and energy in extra study and excelled on their instruments. The program included Marc Whittington on piano, playing a Brahms ballade; Jahn White, French horn, playing a Beethoven sonata accompanied by HHS teacher Jeanne Chambers on piano; Rebecca Whittington singing a Messiah aria accompanied by Jeanne Chambers; Danny Carroll performing Rachmaninoff on piano; Zach Sheets and Chris Jayne perfoming a flute trio with Heidi Baxter; duo Alex Kelly, piano, and Markus Lithell, alto sax, playing a jazz rendition of My Funny Valentine.

Several students performed with HHS String Orchestra accompaniment: Anna Schults and Rebekah Schweitzer performed a Vivaldi concerto for two cellos; Savannah Wallace, violin, played Bartok's Rumanian Folk Dances; and Zach Sheets was featured in Vivaldi's Concerto in C major for Piccolo. Senior parents sponsored a reception following the concert to honor all the musicians, several of whom plan to pursue musical careers.