Cabaret celebrates villains and graduating music students

R.D Parker Collegiate’s senior concert band and choir, as well as the VocoMotion vocal jazz group and the Adrenaline jazz ensemble kicked off the end-of-school-year concert season June 5 with the music program’s 33rd-annual Cabaret.

A fundraiser for the music program and a chance to salute soon-to-be-graduating music students, the 2018 Cabaret featured a theme of “Villains” and many of the singers and musicians dressed up as famous villains themselves for the concert, which featured songs from movies and stage musicals including Star Wars, Sweeney Todd, 101 Dalmations and Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

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Twenty-five choir and band students are graduating this year, including Seth Bauer, Sarah Brown, Keyanna Boyko-Oullette, Cassidy Campbell, Zack Cormier, Jade De Cesco, Delorah Hanna, Anthony Hanson, Meela Jeske, Gavin Kennedy, Gabrielle Larocque, Taylor Moody, Tyler Monias, Risabh Palta, Greydon Pangman, Ramona Pelland, Kevin Quesada, Tanesha Singh, Nikita Spence, Matthew Stewart, Kevin-Rae Sullivan, Claudia Vicente, Kassia Wolanksi-McGirr, Faelen Wolfe and Kokia Wong.

Awards were presented to some of these students, including Larocque as music student of the year, Cormier as outstanding band student, Brown as outstanding choral student, Palta as outstanding jazz student, Singh as outstanding vocal jazz student, Quesada for outstanding band achievement, Pelland and Stewart for band pride, Moody and Dylan Trout for choir pride, Wong and Hanson for jazz pride, Sullivan and Boyko-Ouellette for vocal jazz pride and Wolfe for superior development.

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