This year´s Elmore Stoutt High School´s annual spring concert had a change of direction from previous years, by dedicating the show to long-serving music teacher, and the schools current Assistant Principal with responsibility for discipline, Arthur Sellwood, who retires at the end of the school year.
The Sir Rupert Briercliffe Hall was lit up last evening, with musical talents from current students, and some former students who were taught by Sellwood during his distinguished career.
The senior concert band delivered a Michael Jackson tribute, with songs from the late king of pop. They also performed `Caribbean Rondo´ and `Caravan´. The Jazz Band performed `Salt Peanuts´, `Papa was a Rollin´ Stone´ and Ray Charles´ `Mary Ann´.
A group of eight men, who were former choir members performed the Boyz II Men `Water Runs Dry´ and a tribute to Sellwood `It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday´.
Several former students, from as far back as the class of 1982, took to the stage with their instruments to perform a series of James Bond movie themes in honor of Mr. Sellwood.
After the concert, Mr. Sellwood said that he was taken completely by surprise by the school’s decision to honor him.