Coffee House, an event where students showcase their musical talents, took place Friday, before the Dance Production show. The event, which is run by Student Council, is a way to get kids to stay after school and support those who at excel at performing arts. Coffee House is very inclusive because everyone can perform, and there is no audition required.
Ten acts performed at this year’s Coffee House and many teachers, parents and friends cheered them on. The acts were super diverse; kids sang alongside an electric guitar, drums, a ukulele, and one act even featured an accordion.
Cayley Tolbert-Schwartz ‘24 commented on how she felt about performing at the show.
“Like I’m probably going to mess up, but I’m not nervous. I don’t really care if I mess up”, Schwartz said.
Kai Do ‘24 also performed an original, untitled song on her ukulele. She comments on what her song was about.
“It [the song] is about basically moving on, finding yourself, I guess those kinds of things”, Do said.
The confidence in our students to perform is a direct reflection on how Harvard–Westlake (HW) is very open and inclusive and how students are celebrated for their many unique talents.