The Band Boosters and the Performing Arts Booster Club at Richfield Springs Central School combined efforts for a recent Sunday Church of Christ Uniting dinner, and just as the groups promised, it was a sumptuous meal and very entertaining. Proceeds from the dinner will help fund the vocal and instrumental music students’ trip to Six Flags, New England later this year.
“The wait staff did a wonderful job,” commented Mariel Richardson of Pumpkin Hook. Her husband, Curt, agreed, noting, “It was a wonderful meal and you could even have seconds!”
“I’d eat at this restaurant again,” chimed in Tom Moore. “Everyone was served ten minutes after they arrived.”
Instrumental music teacher Paul Blake directs the Jazz Band at the recent dinner sponsored by the RSCS Band Boosters and the Vocal Music and performing Arts Booster Club. Music students showed off their skills while the band and vocal music parents enjoyed the heat in the kitchen and attacked the pots and pans. (Photo by Bruce Watson)
As the students of vocal music teacher Kerryanne Kennedy and instrumental music teacher Paul Blake played their instruments or sang musical numbers, the patrons were treated to roast pork, mashed potatoes, carrots, rolls, dessert and beverage.
“My name is Jennifer Hammer and I’ll be your server,” said the fifth grader as she took drink orders and listed desserts for her patrons.
The number of music students bussing tables, asking patrons if they needed refills, or simply asking if folks needed anything was a welcome sight. As booster club parents worked the kitchen, the sounds of the RSCS jazz band, vocal music solos, and keyboard numbers entertained all.
“This has been a tremendous effort on the part of the parents and students at our school,” offered teacher Kerryanne Kennedy. “It is a great community service that we are providing.”
Dressed in concert clothes of shirts and ties, white blouses and dark skirts, or wearing green for St. Patrick’s Day, the students sang numbers from recent musicals and numbers they will be playing at the spring concert. It was an opportunity for community and school to come together and see students who are among the school’s finest.
Eva Rockwell and Robert and Diana Parkinson drove from Nellison to see their grandkids, nieces and nephew (Jacob, Emily, and Abby Matteson) perform. Bronner Manor residents ordered 24 take-out dinners and others arrived throughout the afternoon to take advantage of that service. It was a time to celebrate the coming of spring, reconnect with friends that might not have been seen in person for a while, and get serenaded by various groups at the school.
“Excellent dinner,” commented Ken and Jacque Empey. “I hope they do it again next year because we’ll be here.”