On Friday, December 1st during our First Friday Assembly, St. Patrick Catholic Academy received a visit from the marching band and chorus of Bishop Kearney High School who delivered a special performance. This event continues the long standing and storied tradition of music in the halls of St. Patrick’s!
The Kearney students, led by their band director Ms. Anastasia Rege, who also accompanied them on piano, performed a selection of classic songs like “New York, New York” and modern hits such as “Halo” by Beyoncé. They also led our students in a sing-a-long of holiday favorite “Jingle Bell Rock,” complete with jingle bells and tambourines. The Kearney band has previously served as the musical contingent for the Mayor at the Columbus Day Parade in New York City.
It was also a special homecoming for St. Patrick Catholic Academy alumnae Amelia O’Connor ’17, a member of the chorus who got her start as a member of our Academy Drama Club, who gave a stand-out performance in last year’s production of Shrek the Musical, Jr. (Read all about it here when it was featured in the Home Reporter!)