Recently, the state secondary school in kulmbach invited to a summer concert in the school gymnasium. Well filled with more than 600 listeners and participants, a varied and stimulating program awaited the visitors there. Under the leadership of music teacher michaela axtner, students from grades 5 to 10 performed and danced.
"Happy we come along…" The class 5b under the direction of juliane furstenau started with a "funky japanese". This showed that it is possible to learn to play the recorder with a whole class at the same time.
Colorful song potpourri
A colorful potpourri of songs in a flute choir, cleverly accompanied by percussion instruments, offered a joyful start. Soloists this evening were christopher ott with a secure and mature tone on the trumpet, as well as lilly hourle, eliciting warm tones from the cello, on the stage. They mastered their pieces with bravura.
Elias hammon thrilled the audience with his beat-boxing performance his class 6g2, who performed the song "probier’s mal mit gemutlichkeit" by max giesinger performed. Soloists in the verses lilly hourle and jennifer nguyen sang with clear, carrying voices.
Many of the songs of the evening were about love, including the well-known title "rolling in the deep" the british singer adele. Annemarie gutilla and franziska pohnl interpreted this with mature voices, accompanied by jennifer nguyen on the cajon. How to get 30 boys and two girls of class 7a to play music at the same time was impressively demonstrated by student teacher michael rossler. Even the instrumental accompaniment to "one in 80 million" the students mastered the keyboard, guitar and drums without any prior private knowledge. The class 5c, together with music teacher michaela axtner, performed "nessaja" in a very emotional way and with practical rhythmic accompaniment by peter maffay, the class 5d made music with boomwhackers "funky japanese" under the direction of josef pensler.
French hits of the group "kids united, which was founded in 2015 as part of a unicef campaign, told of peace and of love in our "sleepy world" had to be given a more coarse value in order to be able to recognize the beauty of the world again.
The french language blended beautifully with the touching melodies. The french teachers ms. Behr and ms. Schwarz supported music teacher josef pensler and the students of choir class 6c in learning the correct pronunciation – after all, french is only taught at the secondary school from the 7th grade onwards. Year 1 students taught.
Schones from ashes
Bettina schardt accompanied the songs on the piano. "Ashes" – from the soundtrack to "deadpool 2 was about the question, if something beautiful can arise from ashes. Veronika ruf, mia bub and amy tittel love to create wonderful music with their already harmonizing singing voices. Amy titel and vinzenz stander performed for the first time as a duo singing the song "stiches interpreted by shawn mendes very emotionally and with full voices.
A highlight of the evening was the performance of a real composer. Tenth-grader vinzenz standner, who says that you have to feel music, proved how strong this feeling is with a self-composed guitar piece and a song he wrote himself.
Principal monika hild surprised the young artist by telling him that she had only received the news that afternoon that vinzenz standner had been named upper franconian secondary school champion in the field of artistic activities. The young man was given a stormy applause by the audience. The school choir raised further enthusiastic gales with the classics "I have a dream", "sound of silence and "love is all around" as well as the dance group under the direction of michael kegelmann, who performed to the title "there’s nothing holding me back" a snappy choreography with artistic interludes was presented. With "now it’s summer" the wise guys’ study seminar brought a smile to the faces of all listeners, because the tips on how to bring summer into the bathroom at seven degrees are fortunately not necessary in this super summer, but just fun to listen to.
The concert was brought to a climactic close with the performance of "alles nur geklauen" by all participants. The piercing drum rhythms of the music inclination group gave the title the right momentum. Finally, on behalf of all the teachers and pupils involved, principal matthias hohn thanked student councilor michaela axtner, who made the school concert a highlight with her heart and soul and her outstanding organization. "School is more than good grades in math, german and english, and this evening made that clear to all of us", with these words, matthias hohn wished everyone a good journey home.