Spring Creek Youth Symphony Entertains Community

By Amanda Moses

Spring Creek Towers’ residents were able to enjoy a beautiful afternoon soaking up the sun’s rays on the Brooklyn Sports Club’s outdoor patio while listening to an eclectic repertoire of musical treats by the SCT Youth Symphony.

The 20 student ensemble consisted of violins, saxophones, flutes, clarinets, drummers and trumpets. This annual end of the year concert began with the band’s signature tune Spring Creek March followed by energetic compositions like the Can-Can, Funny Fiddlin’ and a remix of Taylor Swift’s pop single Shake It Off and the Broadway show Annie’s Hard Knock Life.

Many of these students range from third graders to eighth graders and are new to playing an instrument. For most of the school year, they have been practicing for their summer culminating performance. This Youth Symphony’s instructors taught the students how to master a particular instrument and the fundamentals of learning how to read music. The Youth Symphony is led by Music Conductor, Mark Thrasher, and each instrument section is taught by professional instructors. The string section was taught by Larissa Blitz and Kurt Briggs, Harry Hassel taught the woodwinds, David Schneck taught the brass, and Martin Fisher instructed students who were learning to play the drums.

The After School Youth Symphony music program is sponsored by the Spring Creek Office of Community Relations and Public Affairs. For more information about the program, call 718-240-4530.