Schenectady Senior Citizens Come Out
200 Schenectady senior citizens
enjoyed an evening of music, dance,
dinner and entertainment Wednesday
evening at the Schenectady City School
District's 6th Annual Moonlight
Serenade held at Schenectady High
School. The event was free to all
senior citizens in Schenectady.
Caroline and Edmund Narkiewicz and
Rose and Walter Skubis were among the
200 guests at Moonlight
Serenade Wednesday evening.
evening began when Master of
Ceremonies William O'Connor welcomed
the guests and introduced the Sayles
School of Fine Arts Boys' Choir. The
choir serenaded the smiling guests
with What a Wonderful World, The
Lion Sleeps Tonight and
choir delighted the guests,
Schenectady High School students and
culinary students from the Career
Center at Steinmetz began to serve the
salad that prefaced a full turkey
dinner prepared by the culinary class.
lights dimmed and the entertainment
continued with more than 25 musical
numbers performed by Schenectady High
Soloists included Elyse Brown, Krishna
Singh, Sandy Konczeski, Filip Mazur, Matt
Delgaudio, Jalissa Watson, Josh
Carpenter, Mike Benoit and a duet by
Heather Kaminsky and Jeremie Carlson.
Scott Hartz dazzled the guests as his
hands danced across the keys during
two piano solos.
chamber choir, consisting of twenty
vocally gifted students and directed
by Rachael Gayne, performed an array
of musical selections. The Sayles
School of Fine Arts Jazz Band under
the direction of Jason Hyatt had the
citizens reminiscing and
moving to the beat of such tunes as
Tuxedo Junction, Mack the Knife,
Black Coffee Celebration, Someone to
Watch Over Me, Oye Como Va and
"We are happy to offer this
event which brings our senior
citizens and our school community
together each year,"
said Eric Ely, superintendent of
has a great time and they really do
enjoy the student performances."
Moonlight Serenade is held each year
during Veterans' Week.