“Night in the Courtyard’s a student-led event,” business teacher Kathryn Laurentius said.
“It will take place Friday, Nov. 5, and will go from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.,” senior Jack Bene said over email.
“We’re having an event with live student music, hot chocolate, snacks and yard games. The idea is to bring the community together while supporting not only local talent but also Stray Rescue of St. Louis. All of our proceeds will be donated to them,” senior Chloe Somraty said over email.
“Admission is $2 upon entry,” Bene said over email.
“We will have WGHS A Cappella, student bands Chainsaw Boyz and Velcro Wednesday, as well as solo performers (senior) Claire McCarthy, (senior) Bridget Moehlman, (senior) Ryan Austin and (sophomore) Kaitlyn Patten,” Somraty said over email.
“It will be open to the community; however, we are really encouraging WGHS students to attend,” Somraty said over email.
“I play guitar, and I sing. I am performing with my band, Chainsaw Boyz! Maddie Gartland on vocals; I am on guitar, Julia Maret on guitar, Dru Thornhill on bass, and Gabe Lancia on drums,” senior Chloe Halls said over email.
“We are planning on playing ‘Transparent Soul’ by Willow, and two original songs called ‘Distraction’ and ‘Dwellers.’ We also have an encore planned if time allows,” Halls said over email.
“I am most excited about sharing my music with my peers and teachers! We hope to have some music released soon, and we wanna give our fans a sneak peek. The only thing I’m nervous about is making sure our equipment isn’t too much of a hassle, but we’ve got a ton of experience so I am not too worried!” Halls said over email.
“This has been such a great experience to plan, and I am so incredibly grateful for all of our wonderful performers for making this all possible!” Somraty said over email.
This will be Lydia Urice’s second year on ECHO staff. Last year, she was podcast editor, and this year she is junior editor.