Eighth Annual Band Bonanza Held at ALJ

Thomas Spratt was Master of Ceremonies Credits: M.Spratt
The Lincoln School of Garwood joined the Band Bonanza under the direction of Mr. Armando Gonzalez. Credits: E. Clee
Meghan Bowers conducts the Frank Hehnley School Band Credits: E. Clee
The Carl H. Kumpf Middle School Band performed under the direction of Ms. Flora Pollack Credits: E. Clee
Ms. Patricia Sauer leads the Valley Road School Band. Credits: E. Clee
The ALJ Concert Band is directed by Rachel Bollaro. Credits: E. Clee

CLARK, NJ - The Clark Public Schools held their eighth annual Band Bonanza on Wednesday evening at Arthur L. Johnson High School.   Bands from all four Clark schools and Garwood's Lincoln School came together to perform to a packed gymnasium.  

ALJ senior Thomas Spratt served as the Master of Ceremonies. He began the night welcoming all the attendees and thanking Clark School administrators and teachers for helping to make the night possible.  

Frank K. Hehnly School kicked off the night under the direction of Ms. Meghan Bowers.  They offered several selections to the audience including “London Bridge” and “Star Wars.”   Next in the lineup was Valley Road, conducted by Ms. Patricia Sauer performing a variety of pieces such as “Shoo Fly” and “Banana Boat.”   Mr. Armando Gonzalez followed as he directed the Lincoln School band through two selections, “Clouds” and the popular, “Let it Go.”

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During the second half of the evening the Carl H. Kumpf Middle School band led by Ms. Flora Pollack played “Highlights from How to Train Your Dragon”,  music from “Les Miserables” and “Aggressivo.”  The final feature of the night was the ALJ Concert Band performing the “Second Suite in F” including “March,” “Song Without Words” and “Fantasia on the Dargason” under the direction of Ms. Rachel Bollaro.   

The performance wrapped up with all five bands joining together for their finale “Let's Go Band.”  

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