Montrose Celebrates the Arts This Spring


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Visitors admire the artwork at the 2022 Student Arts Showcase.

On Thursday, May 12, Montrose School was buzzing with student artists and parents alike. It was the night of the student arts showcase. The event began with a wine and cheese tasting for the parents to mingle, and following that, there was an opportunity for them to appreciate the Montrose community’s fine arts achievements of the year. 

The M&M became an impromptu art gallery, featuring different kinds of art from various art classes offered at Montrose. The art projects ranged from sixth-grade class activities to seniors’ AP-level portfolios. It really showed how artists grew throughout the years. When asked about her art pieces on view, Kate Novack ‘24 said: “It was the pieces from drawing, so I had geometric shapes and also a portrait of Fiona Hernon, and I had a picture of a Montrose tree.” Some art connected to English class, reflecting on The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, and some to history, taking inspiration from the Renaissance. The art and other subjects were perfectly infused. “It was nice,” Kate said, “The way that it was set up was really pretty and just being able to see the artwork of other classes was really nice.”

The middle school chorus performs at the showcase. (Montrose School)

Later, parents and students were ushered into the A&E for the performing arts concert. The sixth graders kicked off the concert, beautifully singing ‘A Million Dreams’ from The Greatest Showman. When the small upper school chorus sang, I was a bit nervous, but with the help of Ms. Lechner singing, Mrs. Silveyra playing guitar for us, Mrs. Pajak on the flute, and, of course, Mrs. Demirjian leading us, we were able to present everything we had been working on during the past semester.

The handbell choir, despite some nerves, performs a beautiful rendition of “Bohemian Rhapsody.” (Montrose School)

After that, we were able to enjoy the upper school handbells rocking out to Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody. According to Raine Niebuhr ‘24: “It was really cool seeing the handbells doing Bohemian Rhapsody because they all said they were going to be really bad, but they were really good.” Cee-Cee Deslaurier-Tate ‘24 said: “I think it was really nice. I like the variety of the different performances, and the variety of different songs. The modern and the classic songs.” The Treblemakers acapella group closed off the night with ‘Sucker’ by the Jonas Brothers and a Lady Gaga medley. One member, Lovey Moore ‘24, said: “I think that it was different from our normal performances because we had a shortage of people, but I think in the end we pulled through. We had some spirit, you know?” I think “spirit” is the perfect way to describe the evening – the spirit was strong that night. 


by Lucy DeMeo ’24, Arts and Entertainment Editor