Article by James Dionisio ‘20
Over Memorial Day weekend, Kellenberg Memorial’s Music Department traveled to Boston, Massachusetts for a leisurely and enjoyable vacation away from home. Spending May 26 and May 27 in the Bay State, this trip was abundant with laughter and joy.
The first day of the trip began with an exceptional performance at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. As the sun shone on the ensemble, the band and orchestra members enthusiastically played their instruments, and the members of chorus sang in mellifluous harmonies. Every passerby cheered and applauded at the melodic tunes that filled the humid air.
Once the successful performance came to conclusion, the music department boarded on the Boston Duck Tours. The amphibious bus drove all around the state, showing our students the iconic sites of Massachusetts, such as the Prudential Tower and Fenway Park. Then, everyone was able to cruise along the Charles River and embrace the view of a marvelous city on a beautiful day.
After eating dinner at the Hard Rock Café, the group had a rather terrifying experience at Gallows Hill, where hair-raising tales of witches and demons left everyone on the edge of their seat. At dusk, the students sauntered about the fearsome cemetery of those persecuted from the Salem Witch Trials.
On the second day of the trip, the music department visited Six Flags New England. The exciting roller coasters of the amusement park took the students to worlds of vintage cartoons and superheroes. Smiles surrounded the group as everyone wandered around the park. Even though storm clouds enveloped the sky, it could never quell the euphoric spirit of Kellenberg. This journey to Boston was certainly one not to forget. Special thanks to Mr. Sean Vegas, Mrs. Grace Hsu, and Mr. S. Clark Blanton for coordinating such an amazing trip and sharing their musical expertise.