FHS Pops

Jamie LaGattuta, Staff Writer

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If you thought you knew how talented Farmingdale High School was, think again. On Thursday, March 28th, students took the stage and entertained the audience with a variety of acts such as rock bands, amazing vocalists, a marching band performance, and dancers. Aside from the many different talents, there was diversity across the board, such as music by Frank Sinatra and Pollyanna all the way to the Jonas Brothers, rap music, and rock.

Not only was the pops concert a chance for students to show off their hard work, but it was also a chance to raise money for the National Alliance for Mental Illness. In the lobby there were lollipops and tickets being sold for raffles where you could win gift cards to places like The Meatball Place, Stop and Shop, and Infinity Yarn. With all the donations and raffle buying, Tri M was able to make $1,050.

Throughout the concert there was such an accepting energy and everyone cheered each other on. Senior Maddy Burke said, “It was really cool to see everyone express themselves and have a good time.” The crowd would give standing ovations, yell words of encouragement, and clap along to all the music.  Another senior Sarah Cruz said that, “The support and pride that filtered the auditorium left the performers feeling a sense of belonging. Seeing everyone work together to put on a show while doing what they love left everyone with a rare type of happiness.” Even after the concert was over, the positive feedback didn’t stop. Parents and students were packed into the lobby giving countless compliments to the performers. Pops is a great opportunity for the school and community to come together and show support and appreciation for a great cause and great talent.   

 

Check out the full concert here!