The JHS Rock-apella group treated Board of Education members and visitors with a surprise holiday performance at the December 10 business meeting. Filing into the JHS Café directly from practice for other activities, the group wowed listeners with an awesome beat-box backed rendition of “Little Drummer Boy” and “Mary Did You Know.” Click here to see video of their “Little Drummer Boy” performance.
The acappella group was first started as the Johnstown Glee Club in 2012-13 and officially became the Rock-appella group last year. Their main inspiration is the famous acappella group Pentatonix, and a majority of the songs that they perform are arranged by them as well. The Rock-appella group is an extra-curricular club that practices all year round on Tuesdays and Wednesdays afterschool, and sometimes during Enrichment. They recently took part in the Canajoharie Lions Club Variety Show.
Members of JHS Rock-apella include: twelfth graders Alex VanAernam, Alexia Brunetto, Lindsey Salamack, Adam Ferrari and Isaac Smith; eleventh graders Angela Duross and Spencer Frenyea; tenth graders Jeffery Salatel, Hunter Hill, Heidi Chamberlain, Emily Barker and Julia Sarullo; and ninth graders Meghan Baldwin and Julian Marte.