MORRISTOWN, NJ-When an event is being held for the eighth time, it has to be good. The eighth annual Morristown’s Got Talent took place at the Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) in Morristown, NJ on Wednesday, Feb. 25.
Although it is Morristown’s Got Talent, Randolph does too. One performing band, Art of Play, features Tyler Volk, a RHS junior on the drums. Art of Play has been together since 2011.
“I have been playing since I was six and it’s my passion. I feel comfortable behind the drum set and music flows through my veins at all times. It’s a way that I can easily express who I am,” said Volk.
Art of Play performed a rendition of “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars, followed by “Superstition” by Stevie Wonder.
“We wanted to do something different and something that shows our versatility in the music that we can play. We thought it would be cool to mix funk songs from today and back in the day,” said Volk.
Expect to see Art of Play return for Morristown’s Got Talent in 2016 with the same attitude as this year.
“We always keep mgt in the back of our minds. It’s always great to play in front of a big crowd and raise money for a great cause,” said Volk.
Another Randolph band, SteppingSTONE, features Eric Schaberg, a RHS teacher. SteppingSTONE performed one of their own songs, “Get Back Up Again.”
SteppingSTONE attached a GoPro camera to a guitar and plans to use the footage to make a music video for “Get Back Up Again.”
SteppingSTONE was the $500 Audience Choice winner, sending fans home celebrating.
Morristown’s Got Talent benefits the Morris Educational Foundation, which aims to promote excellence in education in every school in the Morris School District. This year, the foundation has donated $140,000 to the schools, and $1.7 since its founding.