Musicians at Work launched it’s 2019-20 season with a performance by CEHS Junior Spencer DiPalma who travelled to Pond Cove to play several songs for one of Becky Bean’s first grade music classes. After Spencer played, students had a chance to ask several questions like “How long have you been playing?”….about a year and a half, “How many guitars do you own?…a whole bunch, and “How long do you practice?” ….a couple hours every night.
Spencer’s performance was coordinated by sophomore Kathryne Clay, a fellow musician and student director of Musicians at Work. Towards the end of the last school year, Kathryne was instrumental (pun intended) in creating opportunities for CEHS musicians and choral members to visit Pond Cove. This year Kathryne has signed on to develop and coordinate Musicians at Work as program management intern at The HUB. In addition to music class visits, Kathryne has dreams of producing Lunchtime, Lobby, and Nature Land mini concerts for student audiences.
When asked what she hopes to achieve through the program, Kathryne said, “For high schoolers, I want them to have an opportunity to share what they love to do with others. For the Pond Cove students I feel like this is a great opportunity for these little kids to see what they are capable of doing in the near future and let them experience the joy of music.” Through Spencer's performance, Kathryne's dual objectives have been met. "When I was a kid I remember being influenced by older musicians," said Spencer. "Through Musicians at Work I think we can be the next generation of musicans who inspire younger kids and show them how each musical genre can be its own unique flavor of candy."