There will not be bake sales, nor merchandise for sale, in the lobby at the fourth annual Harmony Concert, sponsored by In Harmony Montclair. The Harmony Concert, which is totally produced and organized by teens, will take place online.
More than 30 people are participating in the event, which will take place on Wednesday, July 16, at 7 p. That is more people than have participated in the past, said rising Montclair High School. The Harmony Concert began its life as the Imagine Concert inwhen Borgen was still in elementary school.
Every year, the concert raises money for a nonprofit organization. IHM is supporting S. The participants have been meeting on Zoom and going into breakout rooms on Zoom, the host can create breakout rooms where smaller groups of people can interact by department and team.
It is not very different from holding regular meetings, where some people are in a different room, Borgen said. At a recent Zoom meeting of performers, Borgen screen-shared the agenda and reminded performers to fill themselves in landscape mode if they use their phone.
She showed a participant how to transfer an iMovie to WeTransfer. Borgen, who has been using film editing programs, including Final Cut and iMovie, since fourth grade, when she went to a film camp, offers technical advice.
A team of teens takes on other roles: Toby C. Navani, 14 and a rising freshman, is working hard on her first music video, too. Assistant director of performance North-Crotty works on getting the performers camera-ready.
The year-old rising senior at MHS gives feedback on the videos. She also reminds the performers that the video is the same as a production: They should be in costume and have makeup on.
And she is also performing. Having the concert be entirely student-driven and -created, to make a difference, is empowering to the young people involved, Borgen said.
But on the other hand, meeting on Zoom has enabled more people to. Borgen said when she realized the concert would have to be online she was sad, but also excited to see what the group would do.
And this year the traditional Harmony Concert karaoke that takes place before the show can be full-throttle. Must I stand down? Why stand down for proving my ground?
What if when I stand up someone takes my seat? When I look into the audience, well… when I look down the street I see all these faces Would they be able to go on if we were to trade places?
Female, a woman or a girl, is that all I am?