On Tuesday, October 25th, 2016, J. Clarke Richardson held their annual Music Marathon for a total of 6 hours.
The Music Marathon, if you don’t know, is a celebration of musical arts that takes place across Canada. According to one of the teacher contributors, Ms. Prohaska, “It’s a good balance between the music courses that are offered as well as the extra curriculars that students put a lot of time and effort into.”
Did you know, the Richardson students have been training from 3 weeks to 1 month?
The Music Marathon is beneficial to the performers. Kayana, a ninth grader, noted, “Performance wise, Music Marathon actually helps me in the future because I’ve always wanted to be a singer and by joining the event gives me skills to become the singer I’ve always dreamed to become.”
It is also a chance to feel more comfortable and relieved around your school surroundings. Much of the crew mentioned that the goal was to not only help get donations to buy new instruments, but for the performers to gain the opportunity to showcase their talent in which they have been working for the past three weeks to a month. It also promotes musical arts in the school as well as bringing all the students together to celebrate their united fronts.
Mojo and Angelina (Grade 11 dramatic arts performers), many of their inspirations came from their former music teachers, parents and other family members throughout recommendations, as well as being inviting and welcoming.
According to many students in a survey, they very much loved the performances. Dharna, a grade 12 student, exclaimed, “They’re amazing! During the short preparation time. They did a really good job including an amazing musical performance every year.”
Many people definitely applauded and thoroughly enjoyed the performances. In fact, the soloists also got a chance to express their specific talents as well. Music Marathon was a motivation to showcase talents, and express different musical arts. With the inspiration and passion from the various artists from Richardson on display, many are already looking forward to next year’s.