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Matt as Elvis
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Matt entertained the audience with a fierce impression of Elvis.
Ely performed a medly
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Aaron was joined by several soloists for the incredible medley performance.
Chorus members in costume
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Ensembles, solos and duets showcased student talent throughout the performance.
Glenholme Chorus on Stage
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The members of the Glenholme Chorus were dressed in colorful, quirky outfits from every decade.
Washington, CT - Glenholme’s Seventh Annual Parents’ Weekend began with an extraordinary student performance in The Center for the Arts coordinated by Arts staff Matt Delong, Bill Toy, and Rebecca Silver. Aptly titled “Celebration,” the show featured a collection of heart-felt songs, upbeat dances, and funny dialogue – all of which were an absolute pleasure to watch.

The curtain opened to reveal the chorus dressed in colorful, quirky outfits from every decade. As students pretended to insert coins into a large jukebox (manned by student Elias' alias, the smooth talking DJ “Dr. B”), the audience was met with a lively selection of songs from the 50s and beyond, including “Shake, Rattle, and Roll,” “Rock and Roll Is Here to Stay,” and “Don’t Stop Believin’.”

Countless solos and duets showcased student talent throughout the performance. Dressed as Glinda (the Good Witch) and Elphaba (the Wicked Witch) from the Broadway musical Wicked, student Jake and staff member Heather Perssonatti gave a truly flawless performance of the song “For Good.” Other highlights included the Men’s Singing Group’s renditions of the “Star Spangled Banner” and “America the Beautiful,” a fierce Elvis impression by student Matt, and “The Beatles in Review” – a lively medley with which the audience was encouraged to sing along. In between numbers, students Jessica, David, Amy, and Jordan read exceptionally written original poetry from Parent Appreciation Week and Poetry Appreciation Month.

As the perfect kick off to Parents’ Weekend, this performance was definitely worth celebrating!

The Glenholme School is a therapeutic boarding school for young people who are often considered fragile and complex, diagnosed with Asperger's, ADHD, PDD, OCD, Tourette's, depression, anxiety as well as learning differences. The program provides a treatment milieu designed to build competence socially and academically. Our learning environment supports and enhances the ability for young people with special needs to succeed. For more information about The Glenholme School and its program, visit Devereux Connecticut.
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The Glenholme School is accredited as an independent boarding school for children with special needs by The New England Association of Schools and Colleges, with diploma granting privileges. Glenholme is a member of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools, licensed by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, and approved by the Connecticut Board of Education, New Jersey Department of Education, California Department of Education, and the New York State Education Department.The Glenholme School, 81 Sabbaday Lane, Washington, Connecticut 06793, phone: 860-868-7377, fax: 860-868-7894, email: