The Bloomfield Music Department held their eighth annual music showcase on Sunday, March 3.
“Our event was a huge success and it would not have been possible without every person playing their role,” said music teacher Sheila Lange.
She received all kinds of help for the event. Kelly and Cindy Bruns and Suzanne Hunhoff assisted Lange setting up auction items for hours Friday night. They subsequently ran the auction at the showcase as well.
Lange attributes the success of the auction to their help and guidance.
“Gary Eisenhauer also stepped in to assist us in our hour of need, his flexibility is greatly appreciated,” she said.
Parents also played a vital role in ensuring the day ran smoothly. They were responsible for cooking the meal, serving the food, taking money and cleaning up.
“This fundraiser literally could not be done without their assistance and we are ever so grateful for their constant willingness to serve,” Lange said.
The track team and coaches as well as Darrell Fehringer set aside some time to set up for the event Friday night. The number of people helping after track practice really helped out Lange and saved her a lot of time.
Lange was very impressed with the number of friends, family and community members who came to support the showcase.
“Although it is a fundraiser to help our department and specifically give these wonderful students the trip of a lifetime to Nashville, the day is really about the audience,” she said. “What we put out there on that stage is for their enjoyment and entertainment.”
Lange said the whole music department is happy to serve the audience and always hopes their performance brings joy to the life of everyone who watches.
She also thanks the administration who is always so helpful, flexible and supportive during times of need. She said her students also feel great gratitude for the staff whether it is during the school day or seeing them attend events like the showcase on Sunday.
Lange cannot express enough how this community seems to have a never-ending support for the students and all they participate in.
Many things bring this event together every year but one thing always remains constant, the students and the energy and excitement they bring to the showcase every year.
“They are such a joy to teach and work with,” Lange said.
The students put in a lot of hard work and devotion to Sunday’s showcase. They are always improving the show every year. In Lange’s opinion, this was the best show yet.