High school quintet serenades members of the school board
At a Bellefonte Area School Board meeting December 7, the quintet from Bellefonte Area High School (BAHS) had the opportunity to play for the board and showcase their talents. Orchestra Director Anthony Fortuna said the group played a mix of holiday and classical music which included “Allegro” from Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, “A Glimpse of Winter” by Tyler S. Grant, “Under a Winter Sky” by Yukiko Nishimura and “Jingle Bell Rock.”
Fortuna additionally played with the quintet that consists of two violins, a viola, cello and bass.
“I was elated to be asked to showcase our fine arts program with our BAHS orchestra’s string quintet,” Fortuna said. “It is always a great opportunity to make music for any audience. However, it is an honor to perform in front of the people who guide our school. The fine arts, music and orchestra programs are the crown jewels of BASD and it’s imperative that we say thank you to the board for supporting our absolutely wonderful program.”