The Music Marathon

The Music Marathon

Nina Zanghi

The annual music marathon is about to begin! On Saturday, November 17th, Lakewood High’s orchestra members will make their way to the high school at 6 in the morning. As soon as they get there, the orchestra players will begin their 13 hour day of playing music.

The day begins with everyone picking their spot in the Civic Auditorium. This spot is where the students will be able sleep, listen to music, watch shows, work on homework, or do whatever they want in between rehearsals. The first rehearsal begins a little after six, and has all six of the orchestras on the stage. The rest of the day is divided up into rehearsals for the six orchestras and the concert.

The goal of the music marathon is to raise money for the orchestra program. The ultimate goal is to raise $10,000 for instruments, field trips, guest speakers and more. The students are able to raise this money through sponsorships. There are different levels for the dollar amount of the sponsorships. If you donate $100 or more, you or someone you nominate is able to conduct the orchestra for a song of your choosing.

Although the students have to get there at 6 am, the actual concert begins at 5:30 p.m. and runs until 7:00 p.m. Once the concert begins, all those who obtain conductor level will be able to conduct their song. As Lakewood High School violist, Jordan Esposito, says “I am so excited for music marathon this year. It is so much fun to hang out with friends and play our instruments all day.”