Thursday, December 21, 2017 – On the last day before a much-anticipated Christmas break, La Salle students celebrated Mass together and enjoyed an assembly with entertainment by visitors as well as a few of their classmates. If the La Salle community was not in the Christmas spirit before, they are now.
Opening the assembly were the Backtrack Vocals, a New-York-City-based Acapella group who began their fame on YouTube. They captivated the student body with Christmas songs such as “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.”
Click here for a clip of one of their performances: https://www.facebook.com/LaSalleAcademy.NYC/videos/1837816412903296/
Next up was a returning visitor to La Salle Academy, Camrus Johnson. Camrus is a jack-of-all-trades. An actor, singer, and writer based in New York City, Camrus brought his original style to the students of La Salle on Thursday morning. He started off with his interpretation of “T’was the Night Before Christmas.”
Before Camrus returned to the stage, four La Salle Academy students performed original poems about the Christmas season. Each spoke about different perspectives during the holiday season.
Returning to the stage after insightful performances by La Salle students, Camrus Johnson performed his rendition of “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” engaging the students with a sing-along and adding the word, “Swag” after the line, “Five Golden Rings.”
The final performance came from the La Salle Academy Band and Chorus. La Salle would like to thank all the performers who made the last morning before Christmas vacation an especially spirited day.