Campus Briefs

Showcase assembly shines light on student talents

By Logan J. Hall ’14
THE ROUNDUP

Photo by Dalton Radclife '13 Brophy and Xavier students featured in the Brophy fall play, "A few good Men", act out a scene from the play on Nov. 1, 2012 at the first Showcase assembly.

The Student Council’s first showcase assembly Nov. 1 was designed to leave students with a greater understanding of what Brophy’s fine arts has to offer.

Mr. Tony Oldani said he thought that the assembly was a success.

“It was fantastic from beginning to end,” Mr. Oldani said.

The assembly opened with an acoustic interpretation of PSY’s “Gangnam Style” by student council members Jeff Bennett ’13 and Keaton Leander ’13, followed by an original song explaining the point of the assembly.

The first question that Mr. Oldani and the Student Council asked in planning the assembly was how will the average student react to this?

Mr. Oldani said he was extremely impressed with the respect that students showed.

“I was very pleased at how students responded the right way to the right acts,” Mr. Oldani said.

Along with the student reactions, faculty reactions have been nothing but positive according to Mr. Oldani.

The acts consisted of wind ensemble, student photography, a student pianist, scenes from the school play, student films, a Speech and Debate team and a rap performance.

The process of acts being selected started in a meeting of Student Council members where they decided which talents should be showcased. The idea of the assembly was to make it like a variety show without focusing solely on music.

Mr. Oldani wanted to end the assembly with a bang and leave students excited about the idea of future showcase assemblies. This is where the idea of having a student rap to conclude the show.

Mr. Oldani asked his seventh period economics class if they knew any student rappers. It was at this time when Bennett volunteered his classmate, Joe Kimbuende ’13.

“I was happy that Keaton (Lander) and Jeff (Bennett) had a vision and, because of their hard work, were able to make that vision come true,” Mr. Oldani said.

Although Mr. Oldani did not have a favorite act, he did say that any act making fun of Mr. Tom Danforth ’78 is a good act.