Musicians host winter concert tonight


Tonight, the Hammonton High School Winter Concert, held in the Performing Arts Center, will be the first choral and instrumental concert held there since 2019. For freshmen and sophomore students, this will be their first opportunity to perform for an audience at the high school.

Covid-19 restrictions will still be in place; however it gives a sense of some more normality then the previous years.

Senior Ben Kruse, a member of the concert and jazz bands, plays bass. He explained that this concert is “a chance to display our artwork.”

While he doesn’t get stage anxiety because he performs regularly as a musician at his church, “a lot of people will be nervous,” he said. “It’s a wake up call for some people.”

Kruse is especially looking forward to the jazz portion of the concert.

“We’ve put in a lot of effort and there’s a lot of good students in here,” he said.

Another senior, Brielle Parlermo is also excited to be able to participate.

“Finally after two years of not performing, we’re finally able to. It’s so exciting,” she said. “I can’t wait to finally be with my friends again.”

She finds that being a member of the chorus really “brings us all together.” Parlermo is so proud of the group she’s in.

“It’s unbelievable how talented everyone is,” she said. “I love seeing all the new people come into the choir. I hope they enjoy it. It’ll go by really fast”.

This free event is open to everyone and will begin at 7 pm.