By Sarah Bowers
FRAMINGHAM – Potter Road Elementary School held its 10th Annual Fine Arts Night, an event where Potter Road students perform and share their art with families and friends.
Each student chose art work they had created throughout the year to display in the Fine Art Gallery held in the school’s gymnasium.
After perusing the art gallery, families were invited to watch the school’s musical groups perform.
Fifth grade students performed “We Will Rock You” in the band, led by Mr. Adam Michael, followed by first and second grade students singing “Better When I’m Dancing” in the Singing Club, led by Mrs. Nicole Castoreno.
The school’s Bucket Drumming Club made its debut performing “Uptown Funk” under the direction of Mr. Adam Michael with special guest Tom Arey.
Third grade students performed “Ode to Joy” with the Recorder Club directed by Ms. Marcia Manoogian and the Potter Road Chorus brought everyone to their feet with their rendition of “My Shot” from the musical Hamilton.
The performances ended with all the groups coming together to sing “God Bless America” with the help of the audience.
Students finished the evening with a special presentation to outgoing principal, Paula DelPrete.
Each musical group presented DelPrete with cards and flowers. DelPrete will retire from Potter Road at the end of the year and will return to Framingham Public Schools next year as a mentor for the district’s incoming principals.
The Potter Road Community is thankful to all the parents, families, and friends who attended this beloved event.
A special thank you goes out to the parents and volunteers who helped create the beautiful art gallery for the night. And, of course, the night could not have happened without the dedication of Potter Road’s amazing arts staff.
Thank you Nicole Castoreno, Donna Maxwell, Marcia Manoogian, Katie McEwan, and Adam Michael for all you do for our students!