On Friday night, October 19, students from Patrick Maier’s choir, guitar, and drum classes came together to showcase their talents at Fall Cabaret Night. Singers and musicians performed self-selected songs, and the stage was open to students of any level of experience.
Cabaret Night brings together family and friends of performers, creating a welcoming and supportive environment for everyone to practice being on stage. “We make a community here, for all musicians and all of their parents and their friends,” explained Neel Sinha, a senior from Maier’s choir II class. “It’s more like a showcase than a regular performance, because it brings together so many people that are supportive of each other.”
Songs that students performed spanned across many different genres, including alternative, pop, funk, jazz, country, and rock hits. Performers accompanied each other on different instruments, demonstrating their talents on guitar, bass, piano, and ukulele. Students from Maier’s drum class provided drum beats, laying down a steady rhythm for the song.
This event provides an opportunity for musicians to perform for one another. “I think it’s cool how chill it is,” states Emma Dougherty, a junior from choir II. “In Spring Cabaret you have to audition, but in [Fall Cabaret] anyone can perform, which is really fun because you get to see people that typically wouldn’t be in a stage setting. They just go up on stage and give it their all, which is so freaking cool.”
“It’s like a big choir family full of musicians and singers and everything.” -Emma Dougherty