WTHS A Capella Groups and Dance Students to Team for Music Video of “Finale B” from the Musical “Rent”
A year of planning and collaborating during a pandemic will culminate in a music video of “Finale B” from the musical “Rent,” when Washington Township High School a cappella groups Dynamics and Momentum and members of the Dancer’s studio classes team on March 13, 2021. The video will be filmed and edited by local filmmaker and WTHS graduate Mike Licisyn at the WTHS stadium beginning at 5 p.m.
The a cappella groups are directed by WTHS choral director Joe Zachowski. WTHS dance teacher Christina Richardson is directing the dance students.
“The lyrics to the song – ‘there’s only us, there’s only this…no day but today’ – are so fitting for our first in-person production in the pandemic and the new appreciation we all will have for the importance of time and living in the moment,” Zachowski said. “Our students are so excited to come together to perform.”
Choral participants include:
Dynamics: Brenna McCuen, Daniel Hillig, Emily Cozzone, Giovanni Stanfa, Jaycen Geiser, Kathryn Kim, Miranda Troilo, Robert Ilagan, Shane Waters, Taylor Wise, Troy Smith, Vanessa Mendoza
Momentum: Abby Dzierzgowski, Angelica Male, Ava Scott, Ava Troxel, Fia Cardoso, Gillian McKenna, Jackie Caserta-Bonnell, Katie Murphy, Kylie Bittner, Maezie Ruggles, Olivia Day, Talia Morrison
Dancers include: Paige Attanasi, Maria Aversa, Mia Broughton, Aubrianna Bythrow, Alia Cameron, Rebecca Capone, Emma Coleman, Selena Coppola, Emily Cozzone, Christina DiMaggio, Gianna DiNardo, Marissa DiSalvo, Molly Dzaman, Angelina Elentrio, Sarah Ficarra, Katie Fields, Francesca Gallelli, Sarah Golembo, Justine Griggs, Katherine Hartranft, Olivia Holmes, Michaela Howell, Jillian Hulmes, Nikki Jimenez, Mia Lauletta, Erin Leonard, Ryan Meldrum, Gabriella Milano, Francesca Pace, Paola Pernia Gomez, Livia Rebstock, Emma Rossi, Jillian Ryan, Lauren Sassano, Lizzie Schmidheiser, Brianna Sheak, Chloe Sheridan, Giovanni Stanfa, Alannah Taylor, Jillian Watkins, Taylor Wise, Samantha Wood
“After a year to the day since the last live public performance, we are extremely excited to organize a live arts performance for our students,” District Supervisor of Visual and Performing Arts Casey Corigliano said. “Our students and teachers have done an incredible job with virtual rehearsals and performances during the pandemic, but this music video event will finally give our students a sense that we are really turning the corner towards normalcy. While we are still looking forward to the day of having in-person audiences, the opportunity to at least record our students together from a single venue that is not a computer screen is extremely encouraging.”