Singing and dancing have always been regular activities at The New Century School. But when the TNCS Parent Council sponsored a virtual end-of-year concert by 123 Andrés on June 4, 2021, those traditions took on a special new meaning!
The Latin Grammy-winning music duo is well known to the TNCS community, and this joyous event brought us together in a new way. It was a first for the TNCS community to be sure, but it was also one of many firsts for the TNCS Parent Council. So let’s take a moment to reflect on their stupendous achievements! Tilly Gurman, the head of the Parent Council put it best:
I am so proud of all the activities we, as a Parent Council, have collaborated on over the last academic year. Considering the obstacles, in addition to many activities that we have done in years past, we pulled off the first Silent Auction, the first Earth Day Volunteer Activity at Patterson Park and now the first school-wide, real-time virtual concert to come together as a community and celebrate this amazing year!
And that’s really what the 123 Andrés concert was all about—celebrating our successes throughout the 2020–2021 school year, and the “beauty and resilience that is the TNCS community.” Revisiting this wonderful celebration seems like the perfect way to start the 2021–2022 school year on the right (dancing) foot!
TNCS families were given proprietary links to view the concert recording, which, due to contractual obligations with 123 Andrés, we cannot reproduce here. We can, however, enjoy these digital images from the event and some screenshots of the happy audience!
Concierto de Familia, con 123 Andrés
Where There’s a Band, There’s Merch!
Although these aren’t really for sale, TNCS upper elementary students designed and created these beautiful posters for each of 123 Andrés’ songs.
. . . And here’s to another year of one-of-a-kind learning and fun at TNCS . . . and hopefully plenty of signing and dancing!