WAMS Musicians Travel to Perform Out of State

WAMS music students took to their buses for two different field trips.

WAMS Senior Chorus performed at the Empire State Building on Friday Photo by Debbie A. Benjamin
WAMS Senior Chorus performed at the Empire State Building on Friday Photo by Debbie A. Benjamin
The Waterbury Arts Magnet School (WAMS) Senior Chorus headed to New York City early on Friday morning in a chartered bus to sing at the Empire State Building. The chorus is under the direction of Marianna Vagnini-Dadamo.

The students performed pieces from their recent spring concert at the Palace Theater including "Rhythm of Life," "Shine on Me," "Seal Lullaby," "The Earth Song," "Some Nights," "May It Be," and their "West Side Story Medley."

The "kids sounded terrific," reports Amy Pierce, one of the chaperones on the trip. "I think my favorite part was seeing people from all over the world recording [them] sing. What a fun adventure."

After their performance, the group was escorted through the Empire State Building with a guided tour. The students in the chorus, dressed in black t-shirts made especially for the trip, then enjoyed a lunch at Dallas BBQ Restaurant. They also had some free time to shop in the Times Square area.

Meanwhile, the WAMS Concert Band, under the direction of Phillip Sterling, headed to the Trills and Thrills Competition at Six Flags. The band scored an 86 and got a rating of Excellent.

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