Marlboro Brings Magic to Carnegie Hall

Vivian Rousseau

On Wednesday night of March 22nd, the Marlboro High School band, orchestra and choir delivered an incredible performance at Carnegie Hall in New York. It was their fifth time- their other shows being in 2005, 2012, 2013, and 2015- putting on a show in one of the most prestigious and acclaimed theaters in the country. Without a doubt, it was an unforgettable night for the staff and students.

MHS was the final school to leave the stage, performing after the Stratford High School Concert Band, the North Shore Middle School Symphonic Band, the George W. Hewlett High School and Wantagh Senior High School Festival Winds, and the Half Hollow Hills High School East Symphonic Band and Choir. Mr. Dalton, the conductor and Director of Music at Marlboro, arranged a wonderful setlist for their time on stage. The talented band, orchestra, and choir started off with a classic- Over The Rainbow by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg. Bridge Over Troubled Water by Paul Simon followed, along with Dragonborn from the video game Skyrim by Jeremy Soule. Finally, they ended the performance with O Fortuna by Carl Orff, finishing off the night with talent and dedication woven into every note. With a standing ovation and shouts of approval, an audience full of parents, grandparents, families and friends thoroughly enjoyed every second of their music and are all certainly very proud of their hard work.

The unique opportunity was one to remember for everyone involved and a definite reminder of the diligence and passion of the music program at Marlboro High School.