2002-05-25 / Community

BCHS Spring Concert Honors Alumni Killed on 9/11


The Principal of Beach Channel High School, Bernard Gassaway, offered words of comfort to the families of the fallen.The Principal of Beach Channel High School, Bernard Gassaway, offered words of comfort to the families of the fallen.
The Gospel Chorus paid tribute to the fallen alumni members by singing "Amazing Grace."The Gospel Chorus paid tribute to the fallen alumni members by singing "Amazing Grace."
Members of the Heffernan family accept the award in honor of John E. Heffernan.Members of the Heffernan family accept the award in honor of John E. Heffernan.

Siblings of John Moran thanked the school and the community for honoring their brother.Siblings of John Moran thanked the school and the community for honoring their brother.
Clifford Russell (brother of Stephen) and his mother, Marie, noted, "Stephen died doing what he loved to do, which was helping people and making a difference."Clifford Russell (brother of Stephen) and his mother, Marie, noted, "Stephen died doing what he loved to do, which was helping people and making a difference."

The auditorium was filled to capacity with community residents and BCHS alumni.The auditorium was filled to capacity with community residents and BCHS alumni.
Angel Johnson-Shepard, a BCHS guidance counselor and former graduate, attended the event with her children.Angel Johnson-Shepard, a BCHS guidance counselor and former graduate, attended the event with her children.

The BCHS Jazz Band played a number of selections, including the music of jazz great Dizzy Gillespie.The BCHS Jazz Band played a number of selections, including the music of jazz great Dizzy Gillespie.
Playing to a standing ovation, two students battled during "Drums vs. Congas."Playing to a standing ovation, two students battled during "Drums vs. Congas."

Even young audience members "caught a groove" at the concert.Even young audience members "caught a groove" at the concert.
"Dance To The Drummer's Beat" featured four students playing in unison, but then each drummer "ripped it" by doing 2-5 minute solos."Dance To The Drummer's Beat" featured four students playing in unison, but then each drummer "ripped it" by doing 2-5 minute solos.

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