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A Rock n’ Roll Spring on the Hilltop

A Rock n’ Roll Spring on the Hilltop


Our rockin’ Saints musicians energized an appreciative audience one more time with an immensely entertaining concert in Maguire Auditorium Friday.

Members of the Rock Band, Contemporary Music Bands, and Jazz Band pooled their talents for the Spring Rock Concert, the school year’s final stage show and, for some of these students, the last performance of their Canterbury music careers. And it took a lot of perseverance to pull it all together.

“After performing at the rescheduled Past & Present concert on April 14, many of these students have crammed eight weeks of preparation into less than four weeks,” said Director of Music David Overthrow. “As the final concert of the year, this is a fantastic culmination of their hard work and dedication to their craft of playing music.”

And they sounded great! Playing selections from a wide range of artists such as Bon Jovi, Adele, the Beatles, Kane Brown, and Christina Aguilera, the bands had fans tapping their feet, dancing, and singing along. There may have even been a little bit of headbanging going on!

Bravo to these extraordinarily talented singers and musicians:

Contemporary Music Band 1
Vocals: Asher Hughes ’24, Morgan Lau ’24, Kate McDonough ’24
Guitar: Ryan Oemcke ’24, Pat Toon ’25
Bass:  Xavier Leone ’23
Drums: Connor Koh ’23
Piano: Jiarui “Jerry” Liu ’25

Contemporary Music Band 2
Vocals: Rahee “Ren” Kim ’25, Xinyi “Lisa” Weng’23, Lezhi “Martin” Zhang ’24
Piano: Irene Chen ’24

Rock Band
Vocals: Eliza Agredano ’24
Piano: Hayden Devorsetz ’24

Jazz Band 
Alto saxophone: Xavier Leone ’23, Gavin Winters ’25
Trumpet: Isabella Mavuli ’25
Trombone: Stephen Hraska ’25, Miguel Garcia ’26
Piano: David Kim ’25, Junzhe “Michael” Zhao ’25

Special thanks as well to our guest musicians, Gary Blumberg on alto sax and Ron Stahlo on drums.

Dave was quick to express his appreciation to all who attended the show, another prime example of Saints showing up for Saints. “I speak for everyone involved in saying thank you for your support throughout the year,” he said. “Attending these concerts to support your peers makes the experience more memorable for all involved, and your presence brings a great energy that raises the level of music.”

And a huge thank you as well to our exceptional senior musicians and singers—Xavier, Connor, and Lisa. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors, musical and otherwise. You will be greatly missed, but at the same time, it is gratifying to see so much talent coming back in the fall to carry on the long-standing tradition of musical excellence at Canterbury!