Members of Mercersburg Academy’s Octet and Magalia (the school’s a cappella vocal groups) and Jazz Band took the stage November 10 for the Fall Pops Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Burgin Center for the Arts’ Simon Theatre.
The Jazz Band, directed by Bryan Morgan ’07, performed Pennsylvania 6-5000 by Sigman & Grey (arr. Berry), Touchin' All The Basses by Andy Clark, Long Lost Friend by Shutack, After You've Gone by Layton (arr. Paul Clark), Well You Needn't by Monk (arr. Kamuf), and Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO (arr. Murtha).
The Jazz band joined with the Mercersburg Chorale for a performance of Africa by Toto (arranged by Emerson).
Magalia, directed by Jim Brinson, performed a variety of songs including Be Thou My Vision, arranged by Keith McKay Evans; Killing Me Softly, arranged by Deke Sharon (who was a guest on campus last year and worked with the a cappella groups); My Church by Michael Busbee and Maren Morris; and Six Feet Under by Billie Eilish.
The Octet, directed by Richard Rotz, performed Pompeiiby Dan Smith (arr. Rotz); the traditional De Animals; Good Old A Cappella by Leslie Carter and Susan Carter; Working My Way Back To You by Linzer and Randell (arr. Rotz); Barbara Ann/Rock Around the Clock by The Beach Boys/Freedman and Myers (arr. Rotz); My Girlby Robinson and White (arr. Rotz); and Goodnight Sweetheart by Hudson and Carter.
The Fall Student Music Recital was held November 11 in the Burgin Center for the Arts’ Boone Recital Hall.
Founded in 1893 in the heart of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic, Mercersburg is a private, coed, college preparatory boarding school with approximately 435 students (15 percent are day), grades 9-12 and postgraduate.
We offer 170 courses, including AP and Honors, more than $7 million in financial aid, 26 varsity sports, and a state-of-the-art performing and visual arts center. Located 90 minutes from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, and within easy driving distance of New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. 100 Academy Drive, Mercersburg, PA 17236 GPS Address: 10951 Buchanan Trail West, Mercersburg, PA 17236 717-328-6173