The Columbus Band hosted its last concert of the year in a special Mother’s Day performance. However, this was the last performance for many of the band’s senior members.
Mr. Cooper decided to dedicate this year’s end of the year or spring concert to all mothers. Several times during the show he expressed his love and appreciation to his own mother and to his his wife. It is very obvious to see that he holds his own mother and his wife in high esteem.
Judging by the applause in the cafeteria this night would be considered a success. One parent described the concert as “perfectly timed and well played.” No one can deny that the Columbus Band put on a great performance. However, the seniors stood out the most all taking turns playing a solo during the last song.
For seniors, such as Andrew Amengor, this was an extremely emotional moment. “It’s kind of sad playing your last performance,” Andrew said, “it feels so bittersweet.” For Amengor this is the last time that he will play with many of his friends; however, he and Mr. Cooper are already making plans to perform together in the future.
Mr. Cooper described their relationship together perfectly, “You make a lot of musical friendships. You may not even talk to someone but musically you could be best friends.”
With the year coming to a close every club and class has to say goodbye to its various Seniors. However, the band has had the best farewell so far. Nothing could have ended four years at Columbus better than an amazing performance filled with classic and punk rock. For some seniors this was their only major activity, for others they combined sports or another activity with Band. Despite this, nothing will come close to the Columbus Band’s Mother’s Day concert.