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Alumni Return to TJ to Play in their Original Venue

(Photo: Carol Sly)
(Photo: Carol Sly)

Thomas Jefferson Elementary School had some alumni and their friends come back to perform last Thursday, March 26. Many members of George Mason High School’s band began their music making years ago in the gym at Jefferson with 4th grade band. In their return, the band performed two back-to-back concerts for the current students and teachers who packed into the space eager for some great music and a chance to see neighbors, siblings and friends perform.

The band opened with the march “Footlifter” that they had nailed at District X competition and then moved on to pieces especially chosen for this audience: the themes from “Spongebob Squarepants,” “Frozen,” and “Star Wars,” and some intense taiko drumming.

The show provided something for everyone, including some of the teachers who felt the beat and danced a little to the delight of their students.