This last Sunday, Campion Music Department held their annual Pops Concert to wrap up the school year. Attendees of the performance watched as the bell ensembles, choirs, and orchestra performed a variety of contemporary songs from their repertoire.
The seniors in each of the music groups were recognized and given a pin. Awards of excellence were also given to music students who showed positive and outstanding attitudes throughout the year.
“It’s kind of sad that this is going to be my last pops concert ever, but I’m happy that it was able to take place this year,” Noah Sturges, senior, commented. “Throughout my high school years, I’ve enjoyed playing with the orchestra, and when I won the John Philip Sousa award, I felt honored to be part of the band.”
Students were extra touched, as this was not only the last performance for some, but also the last performance with the Clouzets as music directors. Yves Clouzet will continue teaching one music class at Campion next year, while Melissa Clouzet will be stepping out of the position in order to focus on the needs of their family.
The two were given a standing ovation for their ten years of service at Campion, and also given parting gifts made by their own students. Sandra Arlt, senior, remarked, “I was really excited and happy to help make the gifts for the Clouzets because they’ve made an impact on my life.”
Jacqueline Kobagaya, Student News Team