Fifty local students performed for parents and friends at the Discovery School of Music spring recital May 23-24.
Music ranged from Beethoven to John Cougar Mellencamp and even original compositions.
Orono fifth-grader Madeline Fesmire admitted to being a little nervous before going on stage. Fesmire sang numbers from Les Miserables and Anastasia.
“I don’t want to mess up my song,” said drummer Aaron Brekken, preparing to perform in his first drum recital.
“It is wonderful to see a year’s worth of hard work put on display,” said Andrea Arnold, coordinator of the Discovery School of Music. “These performances are a great way to showcase the talent of our students and teachers.”
Emily Clear performed “Kumbaya” on piano. “I picked it because it’s a fun song,” said the Orono 10-year-old. Clear’s tip for battling stage fright? “Practice a lot.”
Students also performed on guitar, violin, woodwind and brass instruments.
“I love seeing five-year-old violin students performing on the same stage as a high school trumpet player,” said Arnold. “That really shows the versatility of our teachers.”