This year, at Belmont Hill’s Spring Coffee House, many musically talented students performed at the Kraft Theater. With seniors Colin Braun and Matt Goguen as MCs, the night was very memorable. Members throughout the community displayed their talents, ranging from the Middle School rock band’s resounding performance of “Life is a Highway” to faculty Mr. Sherman and Headmaster Schneider’s duet of “I Can See Clearly Now”. In total, 12 courageous and talented Upper Schoolers showcased their talents at the Coffee House. With Andrew Jinhee Lee on the mic and Andrew Jonghyun Lee on the keyboard, the Andrew Lee’s opened the show with a moving production of Bruno Mars’ “When I Was Your Man”. Later, the same duo performed Mars’ “Grenade” and “Stronger” by Kelly Clarkson. Jackson Stone energetically executed “Location” by Khalid and “Colder Weather” by the Zac Brown Band. Devon Anderson showcased an original song entitled “Heatwave”, and Antoine DeRosa delivered a stirring performance of Billie Eilish’s “idontwannabeyouanymore.” The evening’s other amazing artists included Renny Gong, Julian Wambach, and the Upper School rock band. Arguably the most anticipated act of the night, Gage McWeeny delivered a moving rendition of the popular children song “Baby Shark.” With the soundtrack in the background, he sang and performed the accompanying dance.
Unlike previous Coffee Houses, this show was distinctive for the large number of debut artists; newcomers Antoine Derosa, Andrew Jinhee Lee, Andrew Jonghyun Lee, Devon Anderson, and Jackson Stone all contributed impressive performances. During the performance, Headmaster Schneider noted that “The night has not even ended yet, and I have already heard many new, amazing performers in this school.” After debuting his talents as both pianist and singer, self-taught keyboardist Andrew Jonghyun Lee declared, “This evening has been really fun and I cannot wait for Coffee House next year.” Thanks to the many musically talented student (and faculty) performances and Mr. Fiori’s organization, this spring’s Coffee House was a resounding success.