Winterfest 2018

On Friday, December 7, the talented students of New Hope Academy participated in the school’s annual Winterfest at the Yardley Community Centre. Emceed by NHA Director Dave Kennedy, the acts highlighted the various talents and capabilities of students from both the Yardley and Doylestown campuses. The show opened with NHA’s select choir The Hopetones singing The Beatles’ classic “Blackbird,” under the skilled direction of Jenna Parrilla. Other performances included Sean Kelton singing The Kinks’ classic “What I Like About You” while playing the drums; Adriana Aponte singing Rihanna’s “Stay”; Stephanie Garafolo singing Haille Steinfeld’s “Most Girls”; Donald Plankey performing the Simon and Garfunkel hit “The Sounds of Silence”; Casey Larkin performing “Stay,” an original song; Reece Danzis performing the classic “These Boot are Made for Walking”; Joe Markley performing “Kid Charlemagne” on the saxophone; and Chris Martin closing the show with Elton John’s classic “Crocodile Rock.” Also performing were various students from Monica Welsh’s yoga classes, who displayed their discipline and showed off their flexibility; the New Hope Academy choir singing “Happier”; and the NHA Jazz Band performing “Watermelon Man/Straight No Chaser.” The NHA Music Department closed the show with The Beatles’ “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” The talent of NHA was once again on full display!