16th Birthday a Smashing Success!
All the ingredients for a perfect party were there: a beautiful venue, wonderful speakers, talented performers, impressive dignitaries, and eloquent members of the community, all creating a wonderful feeling in the room, from start to finish! On the evening of March 12, the 16th birthday party celebration for our school at the John Hancock Atrium in the Seaport District was a memorable event for all the musicians, students, parents, alums, staff, faculty, resident artists and board members in attendance.
Our student ambassadors impressed the illustrious guests with their extensive knowledge of their instruments and academic specialties.
We were honored to have Mayor Marty Walsh in attendance. He came to Conservatory Lab’s birthday celebration to show his support for arts and education in the city of Boston as well as our school’s vision. In his speech, Mayor Marty Walsh spoke from the heart, showing real understanding of and commitment to the mission, values and members of our school.
The Dudamel Orchestra was at its musical best as they played “Take Five” and the “Farandole” from Bizet’s L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2. The Dudamel Brass Ensemble shone as they opened and closed the program.
Our student speakers were 5th graders Mayara Ryland and Omar Gabriel Sanchez, and 6th grader Ezekiel Freeman Fan-Fan. Each of these well-composed students spoke with genuine conviction on why they believe their education at Conservatory Lab Charter School will help them attain their dreams.
The evening ended sweetly, as the Dudamel Orchestra played “Happy Birthday” and cupcakes were served to the guests. Here’s to the next 16 years for our school as we continue to change education through music!
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