Fine Arts Thrives in the Midst of COVID-19

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Carlee Fisco, Social Media Manager

Like every program in the school, Fine Arts struggled to adapt to an all-virtual platform. No longer could the band play together, no longer could the choir sing pieces at the same time, but all of the arts found ways to express themselves in an adapted way. 

In early October,  the Warren Hills Drama Club announced the virtual fall play, DoYou Read Me? The play, by Katheryn Funkhouser, is a comedic drama that follows various video reports from NASA to the second human colony on Mars. The Drama Club could not have been more excited to start performing after the Spring musical, Matilda, had to be cancelled due to COVID. 

“It’s bittersweet because we don’t get to perform the show as usual this year; however, I am super grateful to produce an amazing show, even if it’s virtual,” said Drama Club President Samantha Lewis. 

Also in early October, the Warren Hills Marching Band played in front of an audience for the first time at the first home football game of the season. At halftime, the Blue Streak Marching Band performed their field show, Primary Influences, with music influenced by the primary colors: red, blue and yellow. 

“Despite all of the differences in this year’s season, like face shields, playing while socially-distanced in the stands, I had an amazing night and I’m having a great time as a member of the marching band,” said freshman Haley Branflick.

Select Choir was also approved to run as a club, where it produces choir performances, giving students the chance to continue to learn music outside of class and to hopefully perform in the future. 

“When I found out that the club would be running, I couldn’t have been happier,” said senior Emily Gilligan. “I’m so glad I get to finish off my senior year and fourth year as a member of Select Choir, even if it will look a little different.” 

“The spirit of those in the Fine Arts department is way too strong to let COVID get in the way,” Lewis said. “We will continue to grow during these tough times despite any obstacles we may face.”