New Visions Performs for its Angels

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Students at New Visions exhibited their remarkable musical talents in a Spring Festival dedicated to Robert McAllister and Greta Villanueva, two beloved staff members who recently passed away.

The annual festival, attended by members of the board of education, district administrators, staff members, parents and guardians, featured a full slate of both solo and group performances. The program began with the Flag Patrol performing the Pledge of Allegiance led by director Crystal Leotaud and was followed by band director Glenn Koski’s students performing “Twinkling Stars,” “London Bridge,” “March Steps” and “Duet of the Crusaders.”

Vocal soloist Aryelle Cadet then performed “My Favorite Things,” which was followed by Ms. Leotaud’s third-grade recorder ensemble’s renditions of “Two Part Canon” and “La Bamba.” Orchestra director Catherine Beck then led her students in performances of “Favorite Songs,” “Ode to Joy,” and “Reuben and Rachel.” Vocal soloists Tatiana Arieta, Sarah Boco and Anigh Shell then shared the microphone for a rendition of “Edelweiss.” Piano soloist Paige McCullough performed “Saturday Sonatina, Mvt. 1” shortly thereafter.

To round out the riveting festival, Ms. Leotaud’s fourth-grade chorus sang “Isn’t She Lovely,” “You’ve Got a Friend,” “Love Train,” “Minuet in G,” and “Walk a Rainbow.” Her Glee Club sang “America the Beautiful,” “Here Comes the Sun,” and “September.”

Each of the district’s elementary schools presented spring festivals prior to the close of the school year. New Visions’ concert served as a tribute to two of its angels who will be remembered forever.