VIDEO: Highlights from Drama Fest play

The Manchester-Essex Drama Club is happy to announce that they will be moving on to the State Finals after performing successfully at the Semi-Final round at St. John’s Prep this past weekend.   They will perform with 13 other finalist schools over a three day finals round in Boston at the John Hancock Theater on Saturday, April 2 at 1:30 p.m.  This is the first cast and crew in the history of our school to move on to the Finals round.   

The following students were given awards for their achievement at the semi-finals:

Connor Hoff – Acting
Maura Driscoll – Acting
Morgan Kennedy – Acting
Ian Gillis – Acting
Charlie Hoff – Lighting

Here are highlights from A Complete History of America (abridged)

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VIDEO: Middle school students dance and drum

 Jackie Kamwendo, an African drummer, and his sister Regina, a singer gave an excellent performance during Humanities Week Fall 2010. In addition to performing, Jackie and Regina talked about the village from where they came in Malawi, brought hand-made instruments from their village, and described the music and dance traditions of central Africa.

Middle school students were invited onstage to join in.

MS Students drum and dance with African Drummers from MEMO on Vimeo.

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VIDEO: Students dance during African Drummers

Seniors Dylan Parlee and Drew Gosnell, as well as sophomore Bruce Lane, dance during the African Drummers that performed during Humanities Week.

Seniors Dylan Parlee and Drew Gosnell, as well as sophomore Bruce Lane, dance during the African Drummers that performed during Humanities Week.

Jackie Kamwendo, an African drummer, and his sister Regina, a singer gave an excellent performance. In addition to performing, Jackie and Regina talked about the village from where they came in Malawi, brought hand-made instruments from their village, and described the music and dance traditions of central Africa.

Video Credit: Erik Keefe for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

African Drummers – Humanities Week from MEMO on Vimeo.

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