Tamaques School is celebrating its 50th Anniversary and a big part of that celebration will be this year’s school Variety Show. As usual the show has a theme, and this year’s is “Tamaques Solid Gold” in honor of the anniversary. All of the music for the various dances and songs will be solid gold hits from the past 50 years.
The highlight of the show will be the opening number. Usually presented by the fifth grade, this year’s opening will also feature participation from Tamaques School Alumni. The show’s producers began tracking down alumni who still live in Westfield as well as surrounding communities. The opening number is being produced by Paula McCauley, Maureen Francis, Patty Bromberg and Patrick Cerria.
They got the ball rolling on the alumni search about a month ago, and are proud to report they have managed to track down quite a few, including a student from the inaugural Tamques class of 1963.
“Initially it was a tough,” said Patrick Cerria, “because some of the people we contacted thought they were going to have to sing or dance. As soon as they found out they didn’t have to do any performing, the search got a lot easier. We are only asking alumni to walk out on stage with the current fifth grade and represent their class.”
If you are a Tamaques alumni and are interested in participating in one or both nights of the Variety Show, you can Email Paula McCauley directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tamaques is the only Elementary school in Westfield not named for a U.S. President or Civil War figure and serves children first through fifth grade. This fifth grade class is not just the 50th, but also the last class that began as kindergartners before the re-opening of Lincoln School.
The 2012 Variety Show will be Friday, April 5th at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 6th at 4 p.m.