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Movie Magic Showcases Musical Talent

The Out-of-Door Academy Performing Arts department put together an incredible Movie Matinee Concert at Woodland Community Church, showcasing the breadth of musical talent in ODA’s student body. View photos from the event and a video showcasing highlights.
Advanced Strings opened the Movie Matinee Concert at Woodland Community Church with signature songs from “Jaws” and “Star Wars” to get the crowd in the cinematic mood. The dramatic mood continued as the Chamber Ensemble performed “The Writing’s on the Wall” from James Bond, followed by “Yesterday.” The somber selections were followed by the upbeat “Love is All You Need,” as Middle Schoolers joined the Upper School Chorus on stage for the feel-good melody.

With songs from classic films as well as recent blockbusters, the melodies were familiar to the packed crowd. Students from Dance Club accompanied the songs from “La La Land” with choreographed movements and the Jazz Band chimed in with peppy tunes from favorites including “Sound of Music” and “Wizard of Oz.” The crowd was delighted with songs from children’s movies “Aladdin” and “Moana” featuring impressive solo singers.

The finale included powerful performances from “Greatest Showman” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Before and after the show, paintings, photography, and ceramic pieces were on sale with proceeds benefiting Manasota Buds, with donations from the show totaling $1,000. Bravo, artists, on a wonderful performance!
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