“'Lest We Forget' had to most patriotic impact on myself, but I also enjoyed the collaboration of all members working together in From Sea to Shining Sea. Overall I really enjoyed it."
By Kasey Greene
MVHS Art and Entertainment performed a concert in the auditorium to help remember all the families and heroes that were lost at the World Trade Center.
The opening performance was the flag ceremony that was led by a US marine and his candidates. Following, the National Anthem was sung by the Chamber Choir and then the crowd recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Throughout the concert, there were multiple video segments that showed of what was happening at the time and how people first reacted to the hijacking at the world trade center.
The orchestra played Variations on America by Percy Hall. This song has four variations to it that describe the emotions that the people felt everywhere, which were daily life, destruction, grieving, and resolve. Both Orchestra and A capella Choir played Kyrie by Rene Clausen. This emotional piece intones the themes of healing, cleansing, and hope.
The Orchesis dance company performed Built Upon and the ballroom dance company performed Amazing Grace.
The Wind Symphony played Lest We Forget by James Swearingen. This song honors the brave men and women who put themselves in danger to protect others.
For the final number the wind symphony, A Cappella, Orchesis, and ballroom performed together in From Sea to Shining Sea. This song has often been described as the United States unofficial national anthem.
Guest Speaker Gary Giles, Orem city police chief, spoke to everyone about his job and how he keeps everyone safe. He also talked about his work experience on the police team. He served as a detective, undercover cop, and in the major task crime force.
Dr. Chun said, “Lest We Forget had to most patriotic impact on myself, but I also enjoyed the collaboration of all members working together in From Sea to Shining Sea. Overall I really enjoyed it."