Reaching out to the community was music to the ears of members of Girl Scout Troop 9361 – so much so that they formed a musical performance group. The Concerto Cadettes plan to perform at various community centers including children’s hospitals, senior homes, and homeless shelters. They are doing so in part to earn their Silver Award.
The Silver Award is the highest award that can be earned as a Cadette Girl Scout. All of the girls play instruments and sing. Their repertoire includes group choral performances, instrumental pieces, and solos.
“We have been rehearsing for 10 months now, and we’re starting to sound really good,” said Troop 9361 member Samantha Ozeas, 13. All of the music is being arranged by Steve Morrell, father of one of the girls in the troop.
“We are really lucky to have Mr. Morrell not only compose music specifically for our troop, but come to all our rehearsals and help us practice, especially because he’s a TV and movie composer,” said Sasha Monterroso, age 13, another member of the troop.
The Concerto Cadettes’ first performance was on Saturday, Aug. 25 at Mountview Retirement Residence in Montrose.