On November 30, families and friends gathered to enjoy a vibrant performance by the choir and guitar classes.

“I’m always inspired by the kids’ performances… It’s the culmination of our semester work so it really is everything that we’ve been working on since the beginning of the year,” choir and guitar teacher Patrick Maier explained.

Ariyana Durham, a senior in Choir I said, “I think the performance went really well especially since the concert was new for many of my classmates. I remember coming into choir on the first day of school and thinking to myself ‘this is going to be a long year.’ Today I am close with so many of my classmates and I have found some of my best friends in choir. I see the Choir I group as more of a family than a class. We have grown as a group which is part of the reason why we work so well together. Mr. Maier has taught our class many life lessons [which] we probably wouldn’t have learned elsewhere.”

“It’s the culmination of our semester work so it really is everything that we’ve been working on since the beginning of the year.” -Maier

Enjoy the video below, a culmination of the concert’s performances.

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Mara Cavallaro is a senior and aspiring journalist. Her struggle to understand and tell her own story has taught her the importance of sharing narratives and inspiring empathy among readers. She strives to amplify the voices of marginalized communities and is most proud of her articles Full Time: Full Mile: Why We Need a Buffer Zone Around Our Schools (on the noxious effects of pesticides in rural California communities) and “Strength in Diversity”: Where M-A Falls Short (on challenges to full inclusion at M-A).