West School Brings Joy to JASA

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Students from West School provided a morning of music and merriment to senior citizens at the Jewish Association for Services for the Aged (JASA) center on April 19, when they paid a special visit to the organization’s Temple Israel location.

Members of West’s Recorder Club, along with talented vocalists who participated in the New York State School Music Association festival, performed a number of songs that included several classics that were familiar to those in audience.  

Among the featured compositions that students sang were “Getting to Know You,” “My Favorite Things,” “The Girl I Meant to Be,” “Danny Boy,” “Never Never Land” and “Castle on a Cloud.” The Recorder Club presented “Minuet,” “Orion’s Belt” and “Fanfare for a New Planet.”

West School music teacher Vanessa Krywe introduced the performers to the seniors in attendance and explained that the recorder students, all fifth-graders, began learning the instrument in their third-grade year. They were accepted to the club after successfully completing the highest level of a Recorder Karate Program.

The musicians gave their greatest efforts and impressed the audience, which eagerly met each act with rounds of applause.