Greylock Plays a Huge Success

Coach A. plays "Friday"

Coach A. plays “Friday”

On Wednesday, October 22, students and faculty members came together to put on musical performances as part of the fourth installment of Greylock Plays. The meeting room was transformed into a showcase theater during block five so that students Laura Galib, Jack Hydon, Hannah Trimarchi, Eric Hirsch and Physical Education teacher Brandon Asplundh could demonstrate their talents in their respective instruments.

Galib and band conductor Lyndon Moors kicked off the event. With Galib playing the piano and Moors accompanying on the english horn, the duo performed an impeccable instrumental version of “Turning Tables” by Adele. Freshman Hannah Trimarchi followed that up with a cover of “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac, reminiscent of the Dixie Chicks’ version, showing prowess in both guitar and vocals. Senior Eric Hirsch came next with a masterful solo piano performance of Maroon 5’s “Sunday Morning.” All eyes were on the next performer, Brandon Asplundh, who started off with a beautiful rendition of “Home” by Jack Johnson. Asplundh then went on to play “Friday” by Rebecca Black. Most of the audience would agree that his performance was even greater than Rebecca Black’s herself. Last but certainly not least came Jack Hydon, who demonstrated thirteen years of practice in both piano and vocals with his performance of “Say Something” by A Great Big World.

Started by musicians last year, Greylock Plays continues to bring students and faculty together to appreciate good music performed by talented musicians. Students should mark their calendars for the next version of Greylock Plays in December.

3 comments to “Greylock Plays a Huge Success”
  1. It was insensitive of the administration to play Coach A’s performance over the loud speaker. I’m sure that it was embarrassing for Coach, and it wasn’t even funny. Even the Administration needs to learn not to have fun at other’s expense.

    • Advisor’s Note: The Echo would caution its readers to use care in making assumptions and accusations in the comment section. I have confirmed the following 1) The use of the loud speaker on Friday to share an audio clip of Coach A’s performance of “Friday” was not an administrative action/decision. 2) The intent of its broadcast was to celebrate both Coach A’s performance and the arrival of Friday. 3) Coach A. said to me “I thought it was great.” when I asked him about it. –Mr. Niemeyer

  2. ^Thanks, definitely did not know any of those details. In that case, the decision was probably the right move. Many of my classmates had the same opinion, so I thought I should share. Now I can tell them it’s alright after all.

    .Also would like to thank you for still publishing my comment even though it was pretty harsh.
    Hi five Echo for free speech!

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