by Gabriella De Souza Vilas Boas
Have you ever wondered what the melodious sounds you heard as you passed room E108 were? Chances are you were listening to the music club rehearsing. The music club is a group of Norwalk Community College students with a passion for all kinds of music. Whether you sing, play an instrument, or simply have a desire to learn more about music you are welcome to join them on Mondays from 2:30 to 4 p.m.
The music club is instructed by Norwalk Community College Professor Christine Mangone. Mangone is an experienced pianist who has played her whole life and taught piano, music, and theater. Her interest in running this club peaked from her desire “to help students perform what they want to perform.”
Having worked at NCC for about 12 years Mangone states that the club has “always been at NCC.” She claims that “Depending on who the officers are and who the students are, it has taken on different forms.” Some years the club has been more band-oriented, the focus has been on singing, and some it has been a combination of both. This year the club has a mixture of all kinds of musicians and one of the first pieces they performed together was a rendition of “Let it Go” from Frozen.
The experience of the club is described as an incredibly supportive group where students can learn from each other simply by having fun in the process. People of all levels have been looking at chord charts, singing, and much more to create their own version of a song. Mangone states “the club is very inclusive which takes the pressure off of joining.” She and her students are hopeful that they can find an event to perform at soon.
Levi, a music club veteran, claims that in this club “we are always learning new things” she also stated that creativity is high, and she is “looking forward to what we can come up with together.” Similarly, John, a first-time music club member, claims “there is no requirement to join music club, do not be intimidated because, regardless of your experience, all you need to have is a love for music.” So, whether you have played piano your whole life, or it is your first time touching a guitar, you are welcome to stop by the music club and join in on the performance.
Garbriella De Souza Vilas Boas is a writer for The Voice.