When was the last time you heard classic orchestral music with percussion provided by a human beatbox? Unique performances like this abounded at the 13th Annual Thunderpalooza celebration of talent.
Our ambitious Middle and Upper School musicians presented various styles of music on stringed instruments, piano, beatbox, and vocals. The lineup was filled with seniors who demonstrated poise and musical mastery with their final Thunderpalooza performance: Christian Ramos ‘19, Kinsey Newhams ‘19, Kiley Cassis ‘19, Kelland Timonthy ‘19, and Sofia Delgado ‘19. Impressive Middle School performances were given by Joseph Clarke ’24, Liam Frangos ’23, Cahan Raymond ’25, Charley Hunn ‘25, and Hannah Wahl ’23. The skills of our students was undeniable as each presented with passion and finesse. While our senior standouts will be missed, the up-and-coming Middle School crew and underclassmen including Chamber Ensemble, Jim Cai ‘20, and Sabiné Timol ‘21 confirm that artistic excellence is a constant current running through ODA’s program. Thank you to everyone who came out to support Thunderpalooza, an event that raises money for Manastoa BUDS. Check out a medley of clips from the event here.