The Paramount music hall was packed June 4 for Carihi’s musical showcase Presence.
Hundreds piled in to support and watch Carhi musicians perform music they created and recorded in a unique class called Music Composition offered at Carhi. Presence showcased the material these students have worked on all year as well as too raise funds for Carihi’s music program. The concert headlined Carihi band Who Is Barbosa with performances from the music composition class.
Not only did the night have a full audience but it also raised an impressive sum.
The concert usually held at Carihi was organized by student volunteers partially due to the job action issues that arose this year. Kyell Erickson and Mitchell Robertson took the initiative for putting on this concert.
“We wanted to keep the tradition of Presence going as we feel that it is only fair we and our peers get to show off what we’ve been working on all year. When the opportunity to have an all ages show at the Paramount Music Hall arose and I presented Gary (Manager of the Paramount) with the idea of “Presence” it really took off. Gary was just as excited as us,” said Kyell Erickson lead vocalist for Who Is Barbosa.
Having the show at the Paramount Music Hall is something brand new to Carihi and with its success this year has great hopes to become a yearly tradition.
“The show went fantastic, everyone who played was spot on. Everything went smooth and according to plan,” said Who Is Barbosa’s lead guitarist Collin Massie.