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March 25, 2014 > Gomes alumni bring chamber music to alma mater

Gomes alumni bring chamber music to alma mater

Submitted By Queenie Chong

The last time some junior high school string musicians set foot on the grounds of John Gomes Elementary School in Fremont, they were visiting their alma mater to conclude this yearÕs elementary school tour, organized by the Music Department of Hopkins Junior High School. During that tour, on January 28th, various selected members of HopkinsÕ Advanced Orchestra, who had graduated from different elementary schools in the Mission area, accompanied these excited musicians.

On February 18th, a chamber concert featured a group of Gomes alumni joined by a violinist (also an alumna) and a guest conductor, both freshmen at Mission San Jose High School. Resembling a family reunion, the visit inevitably brought back fond memories of elementary school days as they entertained 6th grade students parents who were on campus to plan a science camp outing. The concert included ÒJohnny Appleseed SuiteÓ by Robert Kerr and ÒA Whole New WorldÓ by Alan Menken.

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