On March 9, the UVM Top Cats performed at all-school morning meeting for the elementary school. The UVM Top Cats are the University of Vermont’s only all-male A Cappella group on campus. Staff and students in grades PreK-5 had the opportunity to watch this fantastic performance!

Through coordination with elementary music teacher Sarah Wolff, and in recognition of Music In Our Schools month, the Top Cats treated students and staff to a fun, lively, and memorable a cappella performance. With the group singing a mix of old standards and new top 40 hits, there was an abundance of clapping, snapping and head bopping in throughout the school both during the show — and for the remainder of the school day.

The Top Cat’s performed a variety of repertoire including favorites like “Can’t Buy Me Love” and “Good Old A Cappella.” Their performance and humorous stage presence brought joy and laughter to all!

According to their Facebook page, “The UVM Top Cats were founded in 1981, and have been a staple of UVM’s campus life ever since. We are UVM’s finest all-male a cappella group; a selection of UVM students bound together for the rest of our lives (or at least around four years) by the cohesive powers of music.”

Answering an abundance of student questions after the performance, the group members greatly piqued student interest, and it soon became very clear that BFA Fairfax has a number of potential budding a cappella singers in our midst.

Ms. Wolff brought the Top Cat’s in to help advocate Music in Our Schools Month. Music in Our Schools Month celebrates and promotes the benefits of high-quality music education programs in schools. The UVM Top Cats performance was just one of many events happening at BFA Fairfax to celebrate music in our schools during the month of March.

Additional events included:

  • The 40th Army Band Clinic and Concert with BFA Fairfax band students
  • Pops Concert featuring the combined BFA Fairfax and Fletcher bands, as well as the BFA Fairfax middle and high school choirs.

BFA Fairfax is thrilled to be hosting fantastic musical opportunities for our students and community, and we look forward to the continued growth of our music programs. Thank you to the UVM Top Cats for helping us kick off Music in Our Schools Month!

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