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Open Mic Photo Gallery: Oscars Extravaganza

One of Christian Brothers’ most beloved traditions is Open Mic Night, an opportunity for students (and sometimes teachers) to show off their talents for the show’s loyal fans. The third Open Mic of the year, this Oscar-themed concert was a huge hit. Talon Editor Jessica Kever (’17) teamed up with FotA member Kathleen Fitzpatrick to bring […]

One of Christian Brothers’ most beloved traditions is Open Mic Night, an opportunity for students (and sometimes teachers) to show off their talents for the show’s loyal fans. The third Open Mic of the year, this Oscar-themed concert was a huge hit. Talon Editor Jessica Kever (’17) teamed up with FotA member Kathleen Fitzpatrick to bring a visual representation of this special night to the Talon.

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Jennifer Rustad (’17) and Jonathan Claridad (’17) — otherwise known as J squared — perform “3-2-1derful,” an original song by Jonathan

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Kathleen Donovan (’17) stands in awe amid a flutter of rainbow rain

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This visual greeted attendees as they eagerly await the start of the program

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The hard work of the Open Mic Club was evident in the decorations lining the lobby

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Francheska Pinuela (’20) performs “Turning Tables” by Adele

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Imitating the 2017 Oscars Ceremony, the final award is initially given to the wrong candidate before Ms. Heather Christianson receives the honor with tears streaming down her face

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In her third performance of the night, Jennifer Rustad (’17) accompanies herself on “Never Alone” by Barlow Gin

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The freshman band MASC covers a couple classic tunes

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Emily Feinstein (’17) provides a suspenseful drum roll as Ian Ferrell (’17) prepares to unveil one of the night’s award recipients

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Alex Cerezo (’17) and Dave Del Rosario (’17) exchange a high five after a gorgeous performance of “I Hate You, I Love You”

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Katrina Culp (’17) teams up with the legendary Mr. Capogreco for an acoustic cover of “Backwards” by Christina Perri

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Ana Riley-Portal (’19) and Pat Barnes (’17) sing a simple but powerful version of “The Phantom of the Opera”

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Alexander Scordakis (’18) dances passionately to “Moskau”

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Host Ian Ferrell (’17) gives his take on what it’s like being short in his monologue “Very Tiny”

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Bella Arriaga (’18) plays an instrumental piece called “Angel of Music”

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Peyton Salyer (’18) gives a jaw-dropping performance of the classic “Hallelujah”

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Aaron Garza (’18) performs a spoken word piece titled “Gray Missiles”

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Audrey Morehead (’18) accompanies herself for her version of “She Used to Be Mine” by Sara Bareilles

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Open Mic veteran Eden Kolb (’17) slays with her performance of “Bound to You,” accompanied by the illustrious Jennifer Rustad (’17)

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Danielle Ronquillo’s (’20) excellent cover of “Stars” by Skillet wows the audience

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Emma Brueckner (’19) has the crowd captivated by her stunning performance of “Unsteady”

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Christa Singer (’17), the only student guitarist of the night, shows off her strumming with “You’re Still the One” by Shania Twain

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