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Upper School Musicians on the Road . . .
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Much to the delight of Lower School students, the Balladeers, Buttondowns, and Jazz Ensemble performed in Short Hills in October for the annual Music Demonstration. These performances on the Short Hills Campus introduce the Upper School ensembles and encourage younger students to become involved in the music program—many have done so!

“When the Upper School comes to sing and play for us, it is one of our favorite assemblies! It is fun for the students to hear when these performers came to Pingry and show their support for those who came to Pingry in the Lower School. For the teachers, especially those of us who have been here for a few years, it is wonderful to see former students come back.”
- Second-grade teacher Mary Ogden

“They loved it! They were mesmerized! They listened intently and laughed at the funny parts. It’s one of our favorite assemblies!”
- Kindergarten teacher Judy Previti

“It is so great to see former students, and the Lower School children just eat up the performance! It is also great to see parents who have not visited the Lower School since their children left.”
- Fifth-grade teacher Dr. Joan Pearlman

Program:
Balladeers and Buttondowns: “Stranger in Paradise” by Wright and Forrest, arr. Peter Gritton
Balladeers: “Take On Me” by A-ha, arr. Dilan Mushayandebvu ’19
Buttondowns: “Budapest” by George Ezra
Jazz Ensemble: “Dat Dere” by Bobby Timmons; “Spring Breeze,” composed and arranged by Sean McAnally; “Blues in Hoss’s Flat” by Frank Foster, arr. Mark Taylor


Contact: Greg Waxberg ’96, Communications Writer, gwaxberg@pingry.org