Van-Far hosted an emotional End-of-the-Year Concert/High School Musical Program on Thursday, May 11.
Director Alex Cucciarre informed the audience that he is leaving the district and shared many emotions regarding his students and his experience during his time at Van-Far.
Choir students surprised him at the end of the event by singing “The Sound of Silence.”
During the concert, the Mixed Choir performed “She Sings,” “Poor, Wayfaring Stranger,” “One (from a ‘Chorus Line’);” “O Vos Omnes,” and “Praise His Holy Name.”
Soloists Jayson Orr, Cameron Barsé, Makayla Vigil, and Ashley Stanich performed during “Some Nights.”
The Junior High Band followed with “Autumn Fanfare,” “Faith of our Fathers,” “Down to the River to Pray,” and “(Ghost) Riders in the Sky.”
A clarinet feature with Rebecca Calvin and Lily Boushard took place during “Ocala March.”
The High School Band performed “Sabre Dance,” “At Sunrise,” and “Crush.”
The Combined Band performed “Crown With Many Crowns.”
Awards distributed to students included:
Varsity Letter for Choir-Cameron Barsé, Sharon Baur, Nathan Carlisle, Anna DeTienne, Maddie Dunn, Aisha Ezeta, Alex Flowers, Michaela Franke, Alivia Graddy, Aidan Lowrance, Baileigh Lucas, Morgan McDowell, Jayson Orr, Dominic Ramirez-Hazel, Morgan Slatten, Ashley Stanich, Makayla Vigil, Collin Wilburn, and Mallory Williams
Varsity Letter for Band-Cameron Barsé, Aubrey Bunge, Gina Clausen, Anthony Cole, Averie Cottrell, Dylaan Gage, Jayson Orr, Tyler Robinson, Lauren Shaw, Ethan Winders, Jade Young, Corbin O’Connor, and Chandler Gutermuth
Senior Recognition-Cameron Barsé, Anthony Cole, Anna DeTienne, Chandler Gutermuth, Baileigh Lucas, and Corbin O’Connor
Bertram Cowley Memorial Scholarship-Anthony Cole
John Phillip Sousa Award-Anthony Cole
Band Director Award-Cameron Barsé