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October 20, 2018

Musical Desserts, Talents Displayed at Birdlebough High School


PHOENIX, NY – Phoenix Central School District students recently displayed their musical talents at a “Musical Desserts” night held at John C. Birdlebough High School.

Brian Breen and Abby Venskus play the melodica instrument to the “Star Wars” theme. Also a part of the trio was Derick White.

Brian Breen and Abby Venskus play the melodica instrument to the “Star Wars” theme. Also a part of the trio was Derick White.

As the students performed various vocal and instrumental pieces, audience members enjoyed an array of delightful treats that were also served to them by the students.

JCB students Catherine Barnhart and Danielle Merrill emceed in between the evening’s performance roster with humor and laughter.

Among many acts were Garrett Frink with a ukulele solo of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” the Chamber Singer Boys with a vocal ensemble of “The Rocky Road to Dublin” and Olivia Ripley with a vocal solo of “Black Swan.”

The Chamber Singer Boys from Phoenix Central School District perform “The Rocky Road to Dublin” at a recent “Musical Desserts” night.

The Chamber Singer Boys from Phoenix Central School District perform “The Rocky Road to Dublin” at a recent “Musical Desserts” night.

Perhaps the most entertaining act of the evening was that of Derick White, Abby Venskus and Brian Breen who performed a melodica trio to the “Star Wars” theme.

The melodica is a free-reed instrument that has a musical keyboard on top and is played by blowing air through the mouthpiece that fits into a hole on the side of the instrument.

The cabaret-style setting in the school’s cafeteria made for a cozy evening of talent and laughs enjoyed by all.

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