0 Shares 92 Views

Annual Spring Guitar Concert

On Thursday, February 21st, the music department at John A. Ferguson showcased a spectacular guitar show for their hard-working students to show off their instrumental skills to their friends, family, and of course, music lovers! The show consisted of performances from the Guitar 1 students and the Advanced students. The Guitar 1 students are separated into 3 periods, 2nd period, 3rd period, and 5th period. The advanced students are all in the 4th period.

The 2nd period Guitar 1 students showed off their newly learned skills by performing two classics to the audience. “Oh, Pretty Woman” a rock and roll classic by Roy Orbison and “When the Saints” by the famous Louis Daniel Armstrong.

The 3rd period Guitar 1 students participated in the concert by playing two very well known songs. “Stand By Me” by Ben E. King and “Aura Lee” a traditional history-based song. “I really had a great time playing these songs with my class. They were fun and the audience knew the songs too!” stated Freshman, Adrian Ruiz.

The 5th period Guitar 1 students played “Red River Valley” a folk tune by Marty Robins and the widely known hit “Hey Jude” by the Beatles. “My favorite part of the concert was playing Hey Jude. The second half was really fun to play,” stated Senior, Favian Valdes. The songs were slow yet executed beautifully. The students really expressed themselves through the songs performed and made sure to get emotions flowing in the crowd.

Lastly, the Advanced guitar class ended the show with one classical jam as well as two Hispanic pieces. “Carmen Suite” was played with their guitar teacher Mr. Lopez who accompanied the students on stage. “My favorite part of the concert was when Lopez performed with the advanced class,” said Freshman, Isabella Rodriguez. After this exciting piece for most of the students was played, they performed “El Gato Montes” and “Habanera”.

You may be interested

‘Coachella’ Stuns Festival-Goers
Arts & Entertainment
0 shares33 views

‘Coachella’ Stuns Festival-Goers

Alyssa Diaz - May 06, 2019

  The time has come for one of the biggest music festivals in the country. Coachella is a huge music festival in California.…

Disney’s Live-Action ‘Dumbo’ Soars On its Way to the Big Screen
Arts & Entertainment
0 shares55 views

Disney’s Live-Action ‘Dumbo’ Soars On its Way to the Big Screen

Alyssa Diaz - May 01, 2019

The 2019 movie Dumbo is something Disney lovers have long been waiting for. Since the announcements and release of many Disney remakes such…

Ferguson’s Thespians Take On the Roles of ‘The Addams Family’
Arts & Entertainment, Student Life
0 shares59 views

Ferguson’s Thespians Take On the Roles of ‘The Addams Family’

Kelly Turro - Apr 30, 2019

The auditorium was packed full of musical lovers as they waited to watch our Ferguson Drama Department’s ‘scary-good’ spring musical. John A. Ferguson’s…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Most from this category