Traditional sounds of Handel and rocking guitar riffs of Henley were part of the program that featured 54 of St. Xavier’s finest musicians.
The freshman showed off the skills they learned over the year with traditional tunes Josephine’s Waltz and Rights of Man and the guitar ensemble brought down the house with their rendition of Hotel California by The Eagles. The Strings Ensemble performed a series of Romanian folk dances before Director of Strings, Isaac Watras, took the stage to announce some special awards.
After thanking the Music Boosters for all their help over the past year Mr. Watras gave out the following special awards:
- Freshman of the Year: Lucas Black
- Sophomore of the Year: Austin Emmons
- Junior of the Year: Brooks Nieberding
- Senior of the Year: Jonathan Koury
- Fr. Ferone SJ Award: Ravi Tandon ‘17
- Yo-Yo Ma Award: Jonathan Koury ‘17
After the awards the Seniors took the stage to perform a beautiful song - Amelia’s Waltz- as their last performance as a class. The entire Strings Ensemble took the stage to end the show with Handel’s Finale from the Water Music and a reprise of Josephine’s Waltz.
The show was a wonderful way to end the school year and special thanks to Mr. Watras for his dedication to our students! Bravo!