On Friday, April 8th, Belmont Hill had its Spring Coffee House, one of the musical highlights of the year where various students come together to showcase their musical artistries. To kick off the Spring Coffee House, the Middle School Jazz Band delivered an upbeat rendition of “Cissy Strut,” which immediately established a relaxing and laid back atmosphere. Next, Cameron Connell ’23 and Leo Montoya ’23 on guitar and vocals respectively, gave an exciting performance of “Why Georgia” by John Mayer as well as “Feathered Indians” by Tyler Childers. They were followed by Will Kelly ’23, who beautifully sang “Best Friend” by Rex Orange County, while simultaneously playing the piano.
Other noteworthy solo performances included Sam Atalla ’23 on the guitar singing Blackbird by The Beatles and TJ Cannistraro’s ’24 “Two Ghosts by Harry Styles.” Head of School Mr. Schneider was part of the program as well, and his performance was one of the highlights of the night.
In addition to these amazing solo deliveries, there were several duets as well, including Cameron Connell and David Carter’s ’22 unique rendition of “Girl From Ipanema” on trumpet and piano. Moreover, the Upper School Rock Band and the B-Flats performed “Just What I Needed” and “I Can See Clearly Now” respectively, both of which were a testament to Belmont Hill’s musical talent. Cameron and Will, who both gave fantastic performances earlier in the program, joined together to cap off an excellent coffeehouse with “Free Fallin” by John Mayer.
The Spring Coffee House was once again a huge success, thanks to all the gifted musicians of Belmont Hill. We are excited to see what more these musicians have to offer in the future, particularly in the upcoming Spring Concert