Daniel Pearl World Music Day revamped after music teacher leaves

David Diaz and Raquel Dubin

 

The DPMHS choir perfroms during the 5th annual Daniel Pearl World Music Day performance last year
Hailey Pohevitz
The DPMHS choir perfroms during the 5th annual Daniel Pearl World Music Day performance last year

Students and teachers were unsure if this year’s Daniel Pearl World Music Day (DPWMD) would continueafter the event director Jackie Gorski left the school this past summer.

DPWMD was a big event at the school to celebrate Daniel Pearl’s legacy. This year, the event will be redesigned into a talent show.

“There is going to be a change in teacher this school year so we felt it would be too disruptive in preparing for Daniel Pearl World Music Day if we start with a teacher and switch,” Principal Deb Smith said.

Even though DPWMD is being converted into a talent show, it will still be as big as before. As usual, this year’s Talent Show will be held in the Multi Purpose Room on Oct. 28.

“Honestly I feel like it’s going to be interesting. There was usually nothing new with World Music Day but the songs,” senior Kyle Marin said.

“This year’s World Music Day will definitely not be like the others.”

— Junior Lisssa Favella

Spanish teacher Glenda Hurtado will be in charge of this year’s international greeters. It is a tradition to have students who speak various languages greet the guests.

The event will be hosted by an Emcee who will be selected from auditions. The audience for the show is still being determined and the Pearl family will be attending the event.

Anyone can audition to be a part of the talent show. Audition dates are yet to be announced but more information will be coming in announcements.

“This year’s World Music Day will definitely not be like the others,” junior Lissa Favella said.